The ABC song...ABC charts...ABC activities...noticing a theme? We are song singing, chart reading, game playing our way to becoming letter experts!
Finding different ways to match and say letter names is what it takes to get these letters learned. One fun way to do this is rice boxes and cookie sheets! Cookie sheets and magnetic letters just seem to go together.
Rice boxes can be filled with rice, popcorn kernels, beans, pom poms etc... Hide plastic letters in there and let students scoop out the letters with plastic ice cream scoops! They love, love doing this! Be sure to go over some ground rules first- like never, ever put the food items in your mouth and scoop easy so not to scatter the rice. Placing a cookie sheet under the rice box is a great way to contain it.
Students can match up capitals to capitals, lower case to lower case, lower case to capitals or the other way around too. It's a good idea to keep an ABC chart handy for those that need that extra scaffolding.
I like having students practice their ABC fluency while reading as if they are sentences! Gives them practice noticing punctuation. This is for students that have mastered identifying letters so they can just concentrate on reading them fluently. Just give them some fun glasses, pointers and maybe even a play microphone and they are off practicing!
Who doesn't love a letter hunt? And getting to use a magnifying glass to do it is always cool!
Hope you had fun seeing these ABC activities! We go over and over with lots of repetition, but in different ways to get those letters to stick. You can click any picture or click here to take another look.
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