W has begun his kindergarten school year and so it is just L, J and I at home. L asked at the beginning of the summer if she could go to preschool and so we decided to do some activities at home. We call it “preschool homeschool” (creative, right?).

Our first little unit study is called “All About Ducks”.

We started out using some of the free Preschool Pond Printables from Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler.

Here L lines up the ducks and  names their colors. Then we sang the song “Six Little Ducks” (well, “Nine Little Ducks” since that’s how many there were).

I got L moving by having her waddle and quack like a duck after I read The Fuzzy Duckling. She decided to hop around like a frog too, for good measure.

Next we made this Paper Plate Duck. Big brother W joined in too!

The ducks’ heads ended up a bit too small for their bodies and at one point, L stapled the table while we were trying to quickly finish up. I’m not sure this craft was a smashing success but it was cute!

We watched this fun little video over and over again. L would squeal and cover her mouth with her hand everytime one of ducks jumped into the water.

I decided to include a Bible passage in each unit. I’m experimenting with ways to memorize these verses with a three year old :)

Psalm 148:5-10
“Let them praise the name of the LORD! For he commanded and they were created. And he established them forever and ever; he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away. Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word! Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars! Beasts and all livestock, creeping things and flying birds!” (ESV)

We sang the song, “All Things Bright and Beautiful” after watching this video on You Tube to get the melody right. You can find the lyrics here.

Our study concluded by reading a few more books about ducks:

All in all this was a fun first “preschool” experiment and not too time-consuming. We did all of these activities over the course of a week.


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2 Comments on Preschool Homeschool – All About Ducks!

  1. Thanks BreAna! I hope to have a few more unit ideas posted throughout the year. Definitely good to have something to keep them busy :)

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