Do I have your attention? Chocolate does that.
A couple of months ago, my three year old and I began a Letter of the Week program with a twist: we don't go in alphabetical order.
He knows his ABCs so I let him pick whatever letter sparks his interest for the upcoming week. Getting to have a little say in his education makes him feel special.
Then I spend a few minutes jotting down ideas for activities we can do together that relate back to that letter. We practice writing the upper- and lower-case letter, play word games (clap when I say a word that begins with "O"), and look for our letter on businesses and signs while we're in the car.
The best part, though, is that we sit down together and think of a few people we know who's names start with our letter of choice and brainstorm simple ways we might serve them or brighten their day. We also make sure to include that person or those people during our daily prayers.
This has been a really nice way to help our little guy meet people at church he doesn't normally interact with and stay in touch with out-of-town relatives and friends.
Letter K was his pick for this week so we decided to take some Hershey's Kisses to Kristi.
He filled up the baggie. He may or may not have eaten one or two.
I may or may not have eaten one or two or three or four.
I wrote "K IS FOR KISSES" and he searched for the letters out of some foam stickers I had. He then peeled off the backs and stuck them to a piece of paper.
I quickly folded a piece of green scrapbook paper over the top and stapled it in place.
Here is what I typed up for the back.
Who wouldn't love a bag of chocolate delivered by a cute munchkin?