A great introductory idea for matching and letter recognition: place letters on a piece of black construction paper, leave out in the sun for a bright day- the paper will fade, and you can laminate it for use in the classroom or home! Also great for helping children learn to spell and/or improve pronunciation of words and/or letters etc...
Easy.. Create each child's name on computer, put inside a sheet protector....when making their name-----make first letter green..green means go.. Last letter red.. Red means stop. Provide lots of capital and lowercase letters to manipulate. Write your own name or a friends name
Wrap rolls with different colors of construction paper. Then label each roll with the color that is wrapped around it. Provide Pom Poms with the same colors. Then encourage children to use chopsticks to put the correct color Pom Pom into the correct color roll. Could easily extend this to include sight words/sounds on the roll instead.
Letter Pops- For a few dollars and a few minutes 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. (I LOVE E6000 glue that you can get at Walmart or hobby stores.) 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.