Alphabet Activities

Songs

One of our current favorites is singing the Batman song, but changing Batman's name by changing the first sound. Like this: /m, m, m, m, m, m, m, m/ Matman!

Aa
(tune of Down By The Station)
A is for Alice,
who met an alligator
swishing down the alleyway
on Apple Avenue.
Shoo! said Alice
I'm allergic to all gators
Ah-choo Ah-choo
Of she flew

Bb
(to the tune Ninety Nine Bottles)
Bubba's best buddy
was Bingo the Bear.
Bubba was Bingo's best friend.
They both lived together
on Blueberry Lane
picking big berries
in sun and in rain.

Cc
(to the Do Your Ears Hang Low)
Can you bake a cake
Can you cook a T-bone steak
Can you make a chocolate malted
Can you make an ice-cream shake
Can you boil a cup of water
Clean the dishes like you ought to
Can you bake a cake

Dd
(to the tune Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Donkey, dragon, dungeon, drip,
doodle, dumpling, double-dip
dandelion, dungarees...
all these words begin with D
Doll and donut, dinosaur...
Can you name a dozen more?

Ee
(to the tune Yankee Doodle)
Every morning Eloise
has hard-boiled eggs for breakfast.
She never ever eats them fried
cause boiled eggs are the tastiest!
Eloise the elephant
thinks that eggs are dandy.
She eats eleven every day
and says they taste like candy.

Ff
to the tune (Alouette)
Five fast fishes swimming down the river
Five fast fishes swimming down the stream
swimming past five floating logs
Swimming past five croaking frogs
Floating logs. Croaking frogs.
Floating logs. Croaking frogs.
Five fast fishes.

Gg
(to the tune Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay)
Gert's grandpa Gregory
grew whiskers past his knee
They grew around and round
They grew down to the ground.
Good golly Gert declared
Gramps got a goofy beard
So grandma Gwendolyn
shaved Grandpa's chin.

Hh
(to the tune Miss Lucie Had A Baby)
Hannah had the hiccups
hic hic hic hic hic hic
All that hic hic hiccupping
made Hannah feel quite sick.
Her daddy didn't worry
He knew just what to do
To scare away her hiccups
he simply hollered "BOO"

Ii
(to the tune Clementine)
In an igloo on an island
in a sea of icey water
lived an inchworm named Ignatius
and his itsy bitsy daughter.
She was smaller than an inkblot
and her name was Isabelle.
She didn't need a cradle
cause she slept in a seashell.

Jj
(to the tune Fr'ere Jacques)
James and Judy, James and Judy
jumped all day, jumped all night.
Jumping Double Dutch, they
jumped rope much too much; they
jumped all night,
jumped all day.

Kk
(to the tune Rockabye Baby)
Kitten and kettle,
kite and kazoo;
key, kitchen, kingdom,
and kangaroo;
king, kid, and ketchup,
koala bear...
How many K words
did you just hear?

Ll
(to the tune Ten Little Indians)
One luscious, two luscious,
three luscious lollipops:
strawberry, lemon,
lime-flavored lollipops.
Let's all lick them
down to their little sticks.
We love lollipops!
POP!!!! (clap)

Mm
( to the tune This Old Man)
Monkey see.
Monkey do.
Come meet monkey in the zoo.
If you make a face,
he might make one, too.
Monkeys love to mimic you.

Nn
(to the tune The Old Gray Mare)
Nathaniel had a naughty little nanny goat,
who never ate a single oat,
just nibbled on his overcoat.
Nathaniel had a naughty little nanny goat.
Her name was Nannabelle.

Oo
(to the tune My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean)
An octopus swam in the ocean,
swam over the waves in the sea.
It raised its arms out of the water,
and waved eight times to me.
Oh, me! Oh, my!
There it goes, swimming by yi yi.
Oh, me! Oh, my!
That octopus just waved "Bye, bye!"
BYE BYE

Pp
(to the tune Do You Know The Muffin Man)
P is for Penelope,
Penelope, Penelope.
P is for Penelope,
a proud and pretty pig.
Penelope is pink and plump
pink and plump, pink and plump.
Penelope is pink and plump,
a truly perfect pig.

Qq
(to the tune Old MacDonald)
Quentin's duck went
Quack! Quack! Quack!
Q - U - A - C - K.
Though quentin tried
to teach him more,
"QUACK" was all he'd say.
QUACK!

Rr
(to the tune She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain)
Roy's dog Rover runs all over.
Rover runs.
Roy's dog Rover runs all over.
Rover runs.
Rover races, Rover chases,
Rover chews on Roy's shoelaces.
Oh, yes, Rover runs all over.
Rover runs.

Ss
( to the tune Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Sing, sing, sing a song,
sing a silly song.
Singily, jingily,
ringily, swingily,
won't you sing along?

Tt
(to the tune Reuben, Reuben)
Tina takes tap-dancing lessons.
Tap! Tap! Tap!
She taps all day.
She has no time for toys or games.
She'd really rather tap than play.

Uu
(to the tune The Eensy Weensy Spider)
My uncle's ukulele
goes unka, plunka, doo.
Each night he strums it
underneath the moon.
Unka, plunka, doo,
unka, plunka, plunka, doo...
I hear Uncle's happy tune
floating upstairs to my room.

Vv
(to the tune The Hokey Pokey)
Van puts his violin
under his chinny-chin.
He plays it very loud,
and he makes his Aunt Vi proud.
Vi loves to hear him play,
so Van visits her each day.
And that's all there is to say!

Ww
(to the tune Mary Had A Little Lamb)
Willy would not wear a hat,
wear a hat, wear a hat;
Willy would not wear a hat.
It made his hair too flat.
"I wish you would," Aunt Wanda said,
Wanda said, Wanda said.
"I wish you would," Aunt Wanda said,
and plopped one on his head.

Xx
(to the tune Camptown Races)
Xavier was an alien,
extra-terres-tri-al.
He was born on Planet X,
extremely far from Earth.
He had two pointy heads;
his vision was x-ray.
He saw exactly everything
in an alien way.

Yy
( to the tune If You're Happy And You Know It)
If you think that yams are yummy,
yell out, "Yes!" - YES
If you think that yams are yummy ,
yell out, "Yes!" - YES
If you think that yams are yummy,
yell out, "Yes!" and rub your tummy.
If you think that yams are yummy,
yell out, "Yes!" - YES

Zz
(to the tune On Top Of Old Smokey)
Z is for Zelda,
who zoomed off to Mars.
She zigged and she zagged past
a zillion bright stars.
She zipped to the left and
she zapped to the right.
Then Zelda zoomed home by
the moon's golden light.

Echo Song
(to the tune of "Are You Sleeping?")
Be my echo (teacher)
Be my echo (students)
E says /e/ (teacher)
E says /e/ (students)
Elephant and enter (teacher)
" " " (students)
Eggs and elevator (teacher)
" " " (students)
/e/, /e/, /e/ (teacher)
/e/, /e/, /e/ (students)
(Can be used for any letter of the alphabet.)

If You're Happy and You Know It
If you're happy and you know it,
Bounce around “b” “b”
If you're happy and you know it,
Bounce around “b” “b”
If you're happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it,
Bounce around “b” “b”.

Catch a ball “c” “c”...
Dance with me “d” “d”...
Fall down “f” “f”...
Gallop like a horse “g” “g”...
Hop on one foot “f” “f”...
Jump so high “j” “j”...
Kick in the air “k” “k”...
Laugh out loud “l” “l”...
March in place “m” “m”...
Nod your head “n” “n”...
Paint a picture “p” “p”...
Run in place “r” “r”...
Sit on the floor “s” “s”...
Talk to me “t” “t”...
Vacuum the rug “v” “v”...
Walk around “w” “w”...
Yawn right now “y” “y”...
Zip your zipper “z” “z”...

25 Ways to Use Children's Names to Promote Letter Recognition

  1. Children's names displayed in many places throughout the room.
  2. Cut apart name puzzles
  3. Name trains
  4. Magnetic names
  5. Name Day
  6. Morning message
  7. Name chants
  8. Hide and Seek
  9. Who's Got my name
  10. Beginning sounds
  11. Letters in our names
  12. My book of letters
  13. Daily Sign in (child signs in on a large sheet)
  14. Identify their work (name on each sheet)
  15. Name word wall
  16. Guess Who's name
  17. Letter rubbings
  18. Letter graph
  19. Name tubes
  20. Letters in the sand
  21. If this is your name
  22. Jump on your name
  23. Name cheer
  24. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Name Tree
  25. Roll and read

Alphabet Games

  1. Letter Hide and Seek---Each morning hide six to eight letters around the room in places where the children are likely to come across them in work and play.
  2. Letters in the Mail--Place cut out letters in envelopes adressed to children
  3. Alpha-bag--Place several letters in a bag, pull one out at a time and go for a letter hunt.
  4. Alphabet Hokey-Pokey (give them a letter and sing the song "put your letter A in, put your letter A out...")
  5. Find your Partner--Pass out enough paris of upper and lower case letters so that each child is holding a letter. Children match up with letters.
  6. Letter Walk--Look for letters as you walk in and around the building.
  7. What letter Could it be? Hve a set of alphabet cards. Start to pass a letter card around the circle. Say "Stop". The child with the card holds it up. The group says "1,2,3, what letter could it be?" Letter is identified and game continues.
  8. A Tisket, A Tasket
  9. Body Letter writing--Have children write letters in the air using different body parts.
  10. Letter Hopscotch
  11. Twenty Questions--Using an alphabet chart or marker board, the teacher says, "I'm thinking of a letter. Can you guess what it is?"
  12. Guess What?--Make a set of 3-D letters, palce in a container. Children choose a letter blindfolded and tries to identify the letter by feeling the shape of the letter.
  13. Write and Wipe--The teacher writes a letter on a marker board. Children are asked to identify the letter and write on their marker board.
  14. Gone Fishing--Make a fishing pole with a magnet on the end. Children fish for magnetized letters to identify (paper clips work well on the letters)

Ideas from Dr. Jean:

Alphabet Farm
Replace animals with letters in "Old MacDonald's Farm."
For example:
Mrs. MacDonald had an alphabet,
She loved letters so.
And in her alphabet there was an H.
And it would always go.
/h/ /h/ here,
And a /h/ /h/ there.
Here a /h/, there a /h/.
Everywhere a /h/ /h/.
Mrs. MacDonald had an H.
She loved letters so.

Continue using other letters and sounds in the song.
Hint! Replace "Mrs. MacDonald" with the teacher's name.

Soupabet
Mmm! Mmm! Good - Insert these sounds and words into the "Campbell's Soup Song."
/g/ /g/ /g/
/g/ /g/ /g/
That's what "G" says,
/g/ /g/ /g/

Hint! Make letter cards that look like soup cans to hold up as you sing.

Letter Exercising -
Phonercise - Put your hands in the air and say a letter. Touch your waist and make the sound. Touch the ground and say a word that begins with that sound. For example:

"a" (Hands in the air)
/a/ (Hands on waist)
ant (Touch the ground)

"b" (Hands in air)
/b/ (Hands on waist)
bear (Touch the ground)

Letter Punch - Say letters and then punch hand over opposite side of the body as you make the sound.
"a" /a/ Punch right hand to the left.
"b" /b/ Punch left hand to the right.

March, Jump, Jive - March as you sing the traditional "Alphabet Song." Jump, tip toe, or make other movements as you say each letter. Do the "disco" by putting one hand on your hip and the index finger from the other hand in the air. Move your hand top to bottom across your body as you say the letters.

Vowels and Consonants - Say the letters of the alphabet by clapping on the consonants and jumping on the vowels. You could also whisper the consonants and shout out the vowels.

Body Letters - Challenge children to make different letters with their bodies. Can you make a "T"? Can you make the letter that you hear at the beginning of "yellow"?

Air Writing - Write letters in the air using the index finger and middle finger. Keep your elbow stiff.
Note! The teacher will need to reverse the movements or turn around while demonstrating in front of the class.

Body Writing - Use elbows, tongues, noses, feet, belly buttons and other body parts to write letters in the air.

Palm Writing - Have children write letters on their "palm pilot" by holding up one palm and tracing letters with the index finger from the other hand.

Do You See? Sing this song to the tune of "Do You Know the Muffin Man?" Children take a pointer and try to identify the letter on a class alphabet or environmental print.
Do you see the letter ____?
The letter ___, the letter ___?
Do you see the letter ___
Somewhere in the room?

Yes, I see the letter ___, (Child responds as she points to the letter.)
The letter ___, the letter ___.
Yes, I see the letter ___.
It is in our room.

Hint! You can let individual children do this or let every child get up and find that letter on some classroom print.

Who Took the Letter? Adapt the chant "Who Took the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?" to letter activities. Remove a letter from your classroom alphabet or hide the letter with a piece of construction paper. Begin by slapping thighs and clapping hands to the beat as you say:

Who hid the letter in the alphabet?
Name (teacher or child) hid the letter in the alphabet.
Which one? Which one? (Children repeat.)
Could it be? Could it be? (Children repeat.)
It's _____! (Children call out missing letter.)

Letter Shine - Here's a game to play with a flashlight. Turn off the lights in the classroom and sing this song to the tune of "This Little Light of Mine."

This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine.
This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine.
This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine.
Shine on (letter), (letter), (letter.) (Child shines the flashlight on the appropriate letter.)

Rest and Shine - Make letters on ceiling tiles with painter's tape. Turn off the lights and play alphabet songs as children lay on their backs and rest. Give children flashlights to shine on the letters as they are sung.

Who Let the Letters Out
Who Let the Letters Out? Sing this chant to "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Who let the A out? (Dance and make other arm movements.) /a/ /a/ /a/ /a/ /a/ Who let the B out? etc. Hint! Make a doghouse out of poster board similar to the one shown. Attach magnetic tape to the back and place on a magnetic board. Put magnetic letters in the doghouse and "dance" them around as you say the chant.

Letters Go Round - Place a letter on the floor. Have children hold hands and circle around the letter as they sing the song below to the tune of "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush."

Here we go round the letter K,
The letter k, the letter k.
Here we go round the letter k,
So early in the morning.
/k/ /k/ /k/ is what it will say,
What it will say, what it will say.
/k/ /k/ /k/ is what it will say.
It's the letter k.

Continue placing other letters on the floor and singing the song.

Where is the Alphabet?
(Tune: "Where Is Thumbkin?")
Where is A? Where is A? (Children repeat.)
Here I am! (Hold up the manual sign for A.)
Here I am! (Children repeat and copy sign.)
What do you say A? What do you say A?
/a/ /a/ /a/ /a/ /a/ /a/

Make props to hold up during this song and pass these out for the children to hold up at the appropriate place in the song.

Cheer Letters - Give me an "A." Children respond by saying, "A," as they make the manual sign.
Hint! Glue magnetic letters to craft sticks and pass them out to the class. Each child holds up their letter as you cheer it.

Letter Office - Tape two file folders together. Let children decorate the outside and then glue a copy of the alphabet letters on the inside. Children can point to the letters as you sing alphabet songs. You could also play "I Spy" with letter offices. Can you find the letter X? Can you find the letter that you hear at the beginning of "hop"? Can you find the letters in your name? What letter comes between G and I? Download a set of letters here. (Adobe Acrobat - 16 KB, a really small file)

Letter Games

Five Little Letters - Place magnetic letters on the overhead or on the board and use as you sing this song to the tune of "Five Little Ducks."

Five little letters went out one day (Hold up 5 fingers.)
Over the hills and far away. (Move hand up and down.)
When the teacher called /m/, /m/, /m/, /m/, (Make sound.)
Only the letter "M" came back. (Remove the letter "m.")
Continue singing about the other letters.

Do You See? Sing this song to the tune of "Do You Know the Muffin Man?" Children take a pointer and try to identify the letter on a class alphabet or environmental print.

Do you see the letter ____?
The letter ___, the letter ___?
Do you see the letter ___
Somewhere in the room?
Yes, I see the letter ___, (Child responds as she points to the letter.)
The letter ___, the letter ___.
Yes, I see the letter ___.
It is in our room.

Hint! You can let individual children do this or let every child get up and find that letter on some classroom print.

~Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Coconut Tree
Need - construction paper (green, brown, white)
tempera paint (green, brown)
paint brushes
scissors
various colored paper

  1. Cut out palm tree shaped leaves out of either white or green construction paper. Use green paint with a little sprinkle of black tempera paint in it to make the green look more leaf like(add light Karo syrup to the paint for a shiny leaf look).
  2. Cut out coconut shapes out of brown or white paper. Use brown paint with a little sprinkle of black to make a darker shade, or leave as is whatever you prefer.
  3. Cut out pieces to assemble a tree trunk using brown or white paper. Then use brown paint and add some white to it to make a tan shade for the trunk. The color should be noticeably different from the coconuts.
  4. Cut alphabet letters out of different colored paper and after you assemble your tree piece by piece have the children tape the letters up near the bottom of the tree.
  5. Use the scissors to fringe the leaf shapes so they better resemble a palm tree leaf. Do this activity on a day that you read the book Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom. It's great for when you are studying the alphabet.

Misc Alphabet Ideas

Get a half gallon juice carton and cover it with construction paper. Cut an alphabet letter and alphabet letter like A and A pictures like airplane, alligator, etc. It is for ages 18 months to 4 yrs old. Let the kids color the pictures. You can also put holes in the carton on top and hang from ceiling. Make one every week for a different letter of the alphabet.

~Alphabet Gluing Cut out the first letter of each child's name from a large piece of paper. They can paste a variety of things on their letters, thus creating personalized collages.

~Lacing Letters Cut out letters on poster board and laminate and punch holes , have a string or shoe lace for stringing letters, project is lacing letters.

~Giggle Letters and Numbers: These are flash cards with letters or numbers printed on them. But they also include special cards hidden amongst them. Whenever we see a card with a smile face, we giggle; instead of saying a letter. We have other cards; such as our Wiggle Whales, where we wiggle when we see a wiggly Ww and our Jumping Frog cards, where we jump when we see the jumpy frogs picture.

~Beachball: We have two beachballs. One is covered with letters, and the other with numbers. We practice throwing and catching this ball, and saying the letters or numbers. Sometimes, when we find a letter, we have to think of a word that starts with that letter.

Multi-sensory activities for letter formation practice: To help the children learn how to form their letters and numerals correctly, we use the following multi-sensory techniques. We form letters in colored sand, shaving cream, chocolate pudding, rice, fingerpaint, and cake frosting. We also practice writing on small lap boards with tiny pieces of chalk. Mrs. Luisi told us that the tiny piece of chalk forces us to use a Pincer grasp as we hold it!

Hopscotch: We have a Hopscotch mat that we use to practice high frequency words. This is a great small group activity.

Typewriter: I made a computer keyboard using a permanent marker on a shower curtain. We use this to practice matching consonant sounds to letters, spelling high frequency words, color words, or our friends' names. The children use a fly swatter and tap each letter they need. This activity works better as a small group center activity.

Go Fish! We have a "fishing rod", which I made by tying a magnet to the end of a string, and attaching this string to a dowel. The children practice fishing for rhyming words, sight words, etc. They love it!

Stamp a Word (They take a tub with rubber alphabet stamps, stamp pads, and large sheets of greenbar computer paper to a work area and stamp any words they want to stamp).

Musical Alphabet Chairs
By Mrs. Alphabet
Objective: Children can demonstrate how to play Musical Alphabet Chairs.
Materials: Chairs, uppercase letters of the alphabet, music, and container of letters.
Procedure: Every chair has an uppercase letter of the alphabet clearly in view. Teacher plays music and when she stops the music children find a chair to sit in. Teacher then picks a letter or more then one letter and the child sitting with that letter is out of the game. Remove chairs as students are called out. The game continues until only one child is left. Teacher models.

Musical Alphabet Chairs Sung To: I'm a Little Teapot
By Mrs. Alphabet Copyrighted 5/98
Musical alphabet chairs is so much fun
Playing until there is only one.
Calling out a letter look on your chair
You're out if the letter's there.

Things to glue on the Alphabet
A: Ants...the plastic ones you can get through Oriental Trading Co., aluminum foil, tiny punched out apples, paper apples, acorns, apple jacks cereal

B: Bubbles...Bubble wrap packaging, Band-aids, birdseed, buttons, bones, beans, bows tied from ribbon or yarn, bow pasta, bears (teddy grahams or gummy),

C: Cotton, candy, candy corn

D: Diamonds...Clear rhinestones, dots from paper puncher, or Bingo daubers, dirt, dinosaur stickers, dinosaur paper punch outs, dog food, dots candy

E: Easter grass, egg shells, elastic, elbow macaroni, eyeballs, earrings

F: Feathers, felt, fish stickers, fingerprints, Fruit Loops cereal,

G: Glitter, gold glitter on green paper

H: Hearts cut from Ellison die-cut machine, heart stickers, happy faces, heart stamps, holly, hershey kisses

I: Insects...plastic insects, pictures of insects, insect stickers, draw ice cream cones, or icicles, ink

J: Jewels (old jewelry taken apart or sequins), draw jelly beans, junk

K: Kite string, kidney beans

L: Leaves, lace, lima beans, lids, things you'd want for lunch, letter stamps, shoe laces

M: Money...play money, material, music shaped macaroni, moon shapes

N: Nut shells, noodles smashed up, nuts, nickels

O: Orange objects, cheerios, oval shapes

P: Pennies. pom poms, pebbles, polka dots or self stick dots, popped popcorn, pretzels, pasta

Q: Q-tips-in small pieces or bend, pictures of quarters or stamped from quarter stamper, draw quilt patterns

R: Ribbon, rocks, ric rac, red ribbon, rings

S: Sand, stickers, star stickers, snowflakes, salt, stones, stamps (allow children to stamp small ones, staples

T: Toothpicks, tape

U: Upside-down...glue on a picture of the child, paper punch umbrellas, drink umbrellas upside-down. Or even better, take a picture of them hanging upside down on the monkey bars and glue that to the U!

V: Velvet, velcro, violet paint, Valentine hearts

W: Worms...fishing worms walnuts

X: X-ray...milk bones painted white, glued on black, draw x's, or cut up old pieces of x-rays

Y: Yarn, Yellow objects, yellow yarn

Z: Zippers, zoo animal stickers, zigzags (ric rac), zebra stripes,

Alphabet Snacks

A~ Ants on a log, apples

B~ Banana splits, berries, bread, banana bread, berry muffins,

C~ Cup cakes, cookies, coconut, cheese, chocolate milk, cheeseburgers

D~ Dips for Dipping, dried fruit, donuts, dill pickles

E~ English Muffins, egg salad sandwich, egg rolls,

F~ Fondue, French fries, fruit, fig bars, fish sticks

G~ Grapes, green Jell-O, granola bars

H~ Honey, honeydew melons, hamburgers, hot dogs,

I~ Ice cream,

J~ Juices, jelly sandwiches,

K~ Kiwi, kidney beans (chili)

L~ Lemonade, lasagna, lettuce, lollipops

M~ Macaroni and cheese, muffins, meat loaf, milk,

N~ Noodles, nuts, nectarines

O~ Oatmeal, oranges, olives, omelets, oatmeal cookies, orange juice, Oreos

P~ Popcicles, pudding, pancakes, pumpkins, plums, pickles, peaches,

Q~ Quiche, Quarter size sandwiches

R~ Raisins, radishes, raspberries, rye bread

S~ Spaghetti, sunflower seeds, strawberries, squash

T~ Tuna, toast, tangerines, tomatoes, turkey

U~ Upside down cake, unsweetened juices

V~ Vegetables, vanilla pudding

W~ Waffles, watermelon, wheat germ, water

X~ X-tra good, X-tra long

Y~ Yellow Jell-O, Yogurt, yolks of eggs

Z~ Zucchini, zoo animal crackers

Alphabet Activities

Letter
Things to Glue on Letter
Art
Science
Other Ideas
A
  • Apple Jack cereal
  • ABC pasta
  • Alien A
  • Animal crackers
  • Apple prints
  • Ants
  • Applesauce
  • Gym
    1. Animal walks
B
  • Balloon
  • Button
  • Bandaid
  • Butter
  • Blueberry
  • Baking soda
  • Balloon
  • Painting
  • Bears
  • Gym
    1. Play basketball bouncing the ball while counting
    2. Beanbags, balls
  • Gummy bear sort and then divide to share
  • BINGO
C
  • Cotton balls
  • Corn
  • Use C's to make a caterpillar
  • Cut C and put on red paper
  • Clifford stamps
  • Colors (finger-painting)
  • Blindfold, smell and identify foods
  • Colored ice cubes and students mix
  • Make C with body
  • Clothespin critters
  • C is for Cookie with a big bite taken out
  • Trace C on computer room door
D
  • Bingo dabber D's
  • Dots from paper punch to make D's
  • Dirt Pictures
  • Dissolving
  • Digging for dinosaurs in the dirt
  • Trace d's on the door as you leave or enter
  • Dance to different types of music

E

  • Egg shells
  • Elbow macaroni
  • Electricity (static)
  • Discuss emotions - embrace, encourage, excite, embarrass, envy
F
  • Feathers
  • Felt
  • Fruit loops
  • Finger-paint with frosting
  • Collage of flowers or favorite food
  • Make footprints or fingerprints
  • Flubber
  • Things that float
  • Build float
  • Funny fashion show - fun but foolish clothes
  • Trace the letter F 4, 5, 14 or 15 times
G
  • Green glitter
  • Gold glitter
  • Grass
  • Gumdrops
  • Green yarn
  • Finger-paint with green
  • Grapefruit prints
  • Glue pictures
  • Glue ghosts
  • Guessing
  • Write letter with green
  • Practice gliding then galloping
  • Children look gloomy, goofy, gay, giggle, grouchy, glad, glare, gaze, grin
H
  • Hairy H (fun fur)
  • Look for happy faces in magazines
  • Heat - how to make house hot
  • Finger-paint in honey
  • Hat day
  • Hokey Pokey
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Hot potato
  • Have children run in spot or go for a run outside - run until they are making the H sound - can be called the tired letter
  • When printing H bridge, you run over and make the tired sound. H looks like a chair because you need to rest
  • Hopping in gym
I
  • Ink stamping
  • Itchy Itchy chicken pox
  • Eyeball
  • Make I's out of fingerprints and add legs and eyes for insects
  • Iron pictures transfers or on wax paper
  • Invisible art - draw with lemon juice, then iron and it will turn brown
  • Insects
  • Igloo out of sugar cubs

J
  • Jewels
  • Jell-O - scratch 'n sniff
  • Jelly or jam
  • Junk prints
  • Jumping jacks, flying like jets, jog in gym
  • Jack and Jill
  • Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
  • Juggle with balloons
  • Jumping contest
  • Graph jackets with hoods, jackets without
K
  • Kidney beans
  • Koolaid
  • Kissing
  • King
  • Key
  • Kicking K's
  • Finger-paint in ketchup
  • Key rubbing
  • Koala
  • Kangaroo
  • Kickball - kick balls back and forth
  • Keep Away
  • Pretend to be kangaroos and crawl like kittens
  • Sort keys
  • Counting with kernels of corn
  • Kiss students by gluing Hershey's Kisses to their work
  • Katie No Pocket - video or book
L
  • Leaves
  • Lace
  • Lima beans
  • Licorice
  • Make lions or lambs
  • L - lizard
  • Lipstick L L
  • Lemon printing
  • Ladders out of straws, stir sticks, etc.
  • Laughing L's
  • Lettuce leaf printing - paint on sponge, press lettuce on sponge and place on paper
  • Lacing
  • Light bulbs
  • Discuss and taste lemons and limes
  • Lacing cards
  • Listening centre
  • Lick lollipops
M
  • Lacing cards
  • Listening centre
  • Lick lollipops
  • Use large marshmallows to stamp M's
  • Mouse M
  • Styrofoam cup - color green and put in oven to melt - makes a hat to put on a leprechaun
  • Melt other items
  • Give a mitten outline and they draw a pattern in pencil - copy and now have a set to decorate identical to use as a matching game afterwards
  • Marble painting
  • Magnets
  • Measuring
  • Melting - put beads etc in pill bottles and melt
  • March to music
  • Good sounding letter m-m-m-m
  • Matching mittens
  • Making musical instruments
N
  • Noodles
  • Nutmeg
  • Newspaper - trace letter on and children cut out
  • String noodles to make necklace
  • Nose - smelling
  • Write N n 9, 19… times
  • Number 9
  • No spell no
  • Names - cover with various materials -seeds, etc
  • Do nice things for others
O
  • Cheerios
  • Oatmeal
  • Ovals
  • Onion
  • Finger-paint in olive oil
  • Orange prints
  • Make owls
  • O - Olives
  • In spring, walk out and look for old and new things
  • Say Oh and trace on lips
  • Pill container for oatmeal "Owen Do Not Open the Oatmeal" Owen does and says Q
  • Opposites
  • Obstacle course
  • Move like an ox, octopus, otter, owl and ostrich
P
  • Popcorn
  • Pudding
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Play dough
  • Puzzle piece P's
  • Potato printing
  • Polka dotted P's
  • Pasta pictures
  • Plants
  • Making popcorn
  • Have a pajama party
  • Patterning
  • Parachute
  • Penny rubbing
  • Vinegar and salt - place dirty pennies in and they will be clean
  • Picnic
  • Pegboards for centres
  • Puppet theatre
  • Pink and purple party
Q
  • Quaker oatmeal
  • Quilting Q with a Q-tip leg
  • Queen
  • Quilt - children decorate a square assemble to make a quilt
  • Baggie Quilt made out of Ziploc bags
  • Q-tip pictures
  • Quarter rubbing
  • Q & U wedding - queen kicks up her leg because she is so excited
R
  • Rainbow R
  • Rice
  • Rip red paper and glue to form letter
  • Ribbon
  • Rope
  • Rice art
  • R- rocking and rolling
  • Rainbows
  • Rocks
  • Raisins - add carbonated pop and they dance
  • Put out grapes and observe what happens
  • Rockets
  • Rectangles
  • Sing Row, Row Your Boat
  • Write R in red
  • Relay races
  • Be a robot
  • Rice table
  • Reindeer
S
  • Stickers
  • Seeds
  • Sand
  • Salt
  • Spaghetti
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sparkly sand
  • Star Sticker S's
  • S - snakes
  • Sponge pictures
  • Shaving cream prints
  • Star - laminating film
  • Stamping
  • String pictures
  • Safety needs
  • Slither like snakes
  • Play Simple Simon
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • 6 and 7
T
  • Masking tape Tt on const. Paper
  • Toothpicks
  • Tissue paper T's
  • Tree
  • Torn paper art Tiger masks then become terrific tigers, tiny tigers, terrified tigers, tigers playing tag
  • Toothpaste art
  • Tape picture - put tape on paper, color over and peel off tape to get picture
  • Tape boxes - cover milk cartons with tape (woodchips) and cover with brown shoe polish
  • Taste things
  • Touching
  • Tracing letters 2, 10 and 12 times
  • Gym - Tumbling, tip toe, tap dance or tightrope walk
  • Tortoise and Hare
  • Tag
  • Tug of War
  • Tent and telephone centres
  • Towers of 2, 10, 12 cubes
U
  • Make umbrellas
  • Under
  • Upside down
  • Animals that live underground
  • Teach as sound you make when punched in the stomach
  • Teach as baby reaching up and wanting u-u-up
  • Undoing, unzipping, untie, unbuttoning
V
  • Velvet
  • Velcro
  • Vanilla pudding
  • Valentines
  • V - vases
  • Vegetable printing
  • Vegetables
  • Locate veins in arms
  • Volcanoes
  • Sound of vacuum - top teeth over your bottom lip
  • Volleyball with balloons
  • Visitors to class
  • Collect canned vegetables and discuss then donate to food bank
  • Seed that match canned vegetables and children try to match up the 2
W
  • Wall paper W
  • Wood - dixie cup sticks
  • Wax pictures - draw with candle/crayon and then paint over
  • W-walrus
  • Plant watermelon seeds
  • Chart weather
  • Weights
  • Water
  • Dressing white on Wednesday
  • Learn days of the week
X
  • X - x marks the spot
  • Toothpicks
  • Straws
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Dog bone on an X
  • Place noodles on an X cutout to look like X-ray
  • X- ray
  • Dough - 2 lines and cross for X
  • Road sign with X on
  • tic-tac-toe
Y
Yarn

· Yellow

· Yogurt

Yarn art

· Yellow play dough

· Yogurt pops

· Yeast

Learn months of the year

· Yesterday

Z
  • Glue zeroes to make the letter
  • Zippers
  • Zigzags
  • Zig zag rick rack
  • Zoo
  • Zero the hero whenever there is an 0 in a number

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