Thursday, July 17, 2014

Quick & Easy Alphabet Activities

 
 
 Hello Everyone! This is Crystal McGinnis from Mrs. McGinnis' Little Zizzers. The beginning of school is quickly approaching, and as a kindergarten teacher I know that my main focus those first few months of school will be the alphabet. For the first few months of school, I keep an alphabet center in my classroom. This is a literacy center where students will focus on letter identification, letter matching, letter sounds, and letter formation. I am always looking for extra (QUICK AND EASY) activities to include in my alphabet center. Here are a few that I will begin the school year with.
 
 
 
 
Alphabet Sea Shell Hunt 
 
 
 
Write the alphabet on sea shells. Bury the shells in sand. (If you do not have a sand table, you can put your sand in a plastic tub.) Students find the shells and place them in order from A to Z.
 
 
 
 
 
Alphabet Cup Stacking
 
 

 
 
Write the alphabet on small plastic bathroom cups with a sharpie marker. Students practice matching the upper and lowercase letters. When they are done, they can participate in cup stacking.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alphabet White Board Practice


 
 
Students pick a letter of the alphabet out of a tub. Students write the upper or lowercase match on a white board. They erase, and then do it again. I always provide a copy of the alphabet in my alphabet center for students to use as a guide.
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
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Provide these alphabet strips that have been laminated and attached by a book ring. Students practice their alphabet formation one letter at a time using an expo marker. I provide baby wipes for my students to use as a quick eraser.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calculator Tape Alphabet Writing
 
 
 
 
Provide rolled calculator tape and let students rainbow write their alphabet. Students write each letter in a different color. My students love writing on the calculator tape.
 
 
 
 
 
Alphabet Practice With Dot Markers
 
 
Students draw a capital letter out of a basket. Students use a dot marker to dot the lowercase match. 
 
 
 
 
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Send home this necklace with the new letter that was introduced that day. This will let parents and others know what your letter of the week is.
 
 
 
 
 
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Create alphabet headbands. Students cut out pictures that begin with the letter that you are focused on and glue them to the headband. Students then color and wear these home.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Students identify pictures that begin with a certain letter and glue them to the letter. Simple as that!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Introduce the students to the letter of the week using these alphabet activity books. Students complete multiple activities including highlighting, drawing, rainbow writing, and identifying beginning sounds with pictures etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I hope that you can use some of these alphabet activities in your classroom. You can get most of these alphabet activities and more in my TPT store by clicking here.
 
 
 
 



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