We usually lay our our matching cards on the floor, but I did it differently with the Katy No Pocket Cards. One set was laid on the table and I handed them the matching set one at a time. This gave us time to talk about each letter since Stephen is starting to recognize letter and recall their sounds.
Rhea's animal file folder game by http://preschoolprintables.com/
Itsy Bitsy Spider Book by http://www.kidzone.ws/
Stephen painted his kangaroo, pocket, and baby first and then cut out the pieces after it dried. We then glued it together and made a nice frame that Stephen was especially proud of.
Stephen cut out pictures of all the animals that Katy put into her pockets. I highlighted the beginning of each word and we worked on starting sounds. I pasted the words and he was pretty successful in matching starting sounds and beginning letters to the appropriate animal.
Our last activity of the week was to measure how far a kangaroo could jump. We looked it up on the computer and found that the average jump is 25 feet, but someone must have recorded 40 feet. We marked out both 25 feet and 40 feet and decided that 25 feet seemed to be more reasonable unless it was a REALLY big kangaroo. We tried to jump as far as a kangaroo, but the kids quickly lost interest in that activity since it was impossible and riding their bikes seemed like more fun after being couped up in the house for so many months. How could mom possibly try to make us learn something when we could be playing? The upside was that Stephen remembered how far the jump was by the next day, so I call this unit a sucess.