phonics stick puppets
Five Senses - Sense Sticks from The Teaching Zoo!
letter identification, hunt for letters in magazines, cut and glue (printable) - so simple, but awesome
Set up a simple fine motor activity to work on letter recognition. This letter matching activity can be set up various ways depending on your child's skill level: alphabetical order, uppercase/ lowercase letter recognition, sequencing, etc!
Letter formation poems. I love the idea of putting together a book like this showing the different strokes
lots of good ideas for teaching sight words. Mrs. Bremer's Kindergarten: Word Work Centre
This would be perfect for learning the alphabet. For each new letter, an animal could be made with handprints. This would be great for memorization.
Hands-on activities for learning letters and sounds that can be used over and over again!
Themes-A to Z Alphabet art books. Lots of great kindergarten ideas. Check out take-home bag activities.
Use paint sticks and velcro to make an activity of putting things in order; could also use for an individual schedule for kids with autism-- very portable!