Letter Pops- For a few dollars and a few minutes of your time, you can create some great LETTER POPS for your classroom. You will need a set of magnetic letters and jumbo craft sticks. Glue a magnetic letter to each craft stick. Pass these out to the children to hold up as you sing alphabet songs, such as “Alphardy,” “Who Let the Letters Out?” “Letter Pops”, etc.
After reading Seuss's Apples Up On Top, have students create their name apples on top of their first day photo. If you use 3 different colors you can teach an ABCABC pattern, as well as that science fact. There's also a graphing extension for how many letters students have in their name. FREE templates.
The children will have so much fun reading the funny poems for each letter of the alphabet and brainstorming other words that begin with each letter to illustrate their poetry book. This activity will teach students letter recognition, the sound each letter makes, and identifying rhyming words. When the book is completed, bind the pages together. Parents will treasure this keepsake!