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Making star-shaped sandwiches

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  • Together make a favorite bread sandwich letting a child touch the ingredients and put the sandwich together (cheese, turkey, lettuce, tomato, mustard, etc.) 
  • Review "S" sound by saying words sandwich and star
  • Cut sandwich with star-shaped cookie cutter
  • Encourage the child to help with making sandwiches this month and review the "S" sound and cut with star-shaped cookie cutter
  • Watch this video to hear a song about the letter "S"


Ask your child some questions they can answer with the word "Yes".  Reinforce the "S" sound at the end of the word "yes".

Are you alive? Yes

Do you have a head? Yes

Do you sleep at night? Yes


Adapt this game to learn about the letter "S". You will need a plastic snake, some plastic spiders, painters tape, "S" snacks. Let the child repeat: A silly snack likes spider snacks.

Count the points on the star cookie cutter.

Can a child say other words that begin with "S" sound  - sky, sun, space, etc?


Where is your tongue when you say the "S" sound?

How many stars are in the sky at night?


  • sandwich ingredients
  • star-shaped cookie cutter

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Star
  • Color - Purple
  • Number - Review
  • Alphabet Letters - S, V
  • Senses - Touch
  • Character Trait - Respect
  • Target Words - Hot, Soft, Above, Below

Monthly Proverb

Scottish-He that is wise can make a friend of a foe

Did You Know?

"The foundations of social competence that are developed in the first five years are linked to emotional well-being and affect a child’s later ability to functionally adapt in school and to form successful relationships throughout life." National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

Books to Read

"The Monster At The End of This Book"
by Jon Stone (Activity 13)

"Harold and the Purple Crayon"
by Crockett Johnson (Activity 8)

by Suzy Lee (Activity 7)

"Wave" VIDEO
by Suzy Lee (Activity 7)

"Harold and the Purple Crayon". VIDEO
by Crockett Johnson (Activity 8)

"The Monster At The End of This Book". VIDEO
by Jon Stone (Activity 13)

Music Playlist

"A - You’re Adorable"
by Perry Como Album The Very Best of Perry Como (Pop)(Activity 4)

"Hello, My Name is Joe"
by Ellen and Peter Allard Album Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol. 2 (Children) (Activity 1)

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
by Ella Jenkins Album Early Early Childhood Songs (Children) (Activity 3)

"Hello, My Name is Joe" VIDEO
by Ellen and Peter Allard (Activity 1)

"A - You're Adorable" VIDEO
by Sesame Street (Activity 4)

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" VIDEO
by Ella Jenkins (Activity 3)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Nursery Rhyme

(Activity 26 Month 7)

Star light, Star bright

Star light, Star bright

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have the wish I wish tonight