“U” is for Umbrella

How appropriate that our theme was umbrellas this rainy April week in San Diego! Here is our learning board for the week:

We made this Umbrella U from No Time for Flashcards. And this cute muffin liner umbrella craft from No Time for Flashcards too! Both really easy and fun crafts.

Umbrella Books:

Yellow Umbrella (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards))by Jae-Soo Liu. I loved this beautifully illustrated wordless book. It comes with a CD of music written to accompany the illustrations, which I thought was so fun and unique.  Charlotte enjoyed this one too and it’s fun to make up your own story to go with the pictures also.

The Umbrella by Jan Brett takes place in the Cloud Forest in Costa Rica, where all kinds of animals find themselves gathered in an umbrella, with not quite enough room. We enjoyed this book and it would also be a great one for studying Costa Rica, or animals of the rain forest.


Verse: “Understanding is like a fountain of life to those who have it…” Proverbs 16:22

And in our Big Thoughts for Little People: ABC’s to Help You Grow book we learned about being unselfish:

“U is for unselfish.
Be willing to share.
Be thoughtful of others
And always be fair.”

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  1. I like how you tie a scripture to the letter. I've been trying to figure out how integrate religion into my personal preschool journey. Love the muffin holder umbrella art!

  2. I was so excited to see this! We will be doing u is for umbrella soon! (Although I should have tried to do it this week, since it has done nothing BUT rain)!

    • Oh good! I'm glad it came at a good time for you…let me know if you come across any other fun umbrella activities or books!

  3. I love the verse you chose. The whole board looks great. You did such a variety of things.

  4. love the muffin tin umbrella art! man you are coming down to the last letters! what's next for the learning board?

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