Alphabits – April 4 and 10, 2013

LETTER OF THE DAY: Z
(please note: this is a general idea of what happened during Alphabits. Variations occur between Wednesday and Thursday classes depending on how many children are present, attention level, etc.)

Song: Alphabet Song

Activity: Show and Tell
The children shared what they brought that begins with the letter Z!

Story: 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo (by Eric Carle)

Activity: Zebra Craft
Using the letter Z for the “zebra,” the kids drew stripes and put on string for a tail!

Activity: Zig-Zags
We walked around the room in zig-zags – not as easy as it sounds, but lots of fun!

Activity: Word Bingo
Each child was given a coloring page of a zebra. While they were coloring their pages, letters were chosen out of a basket. If the letter pulled was in the word “zebra,” they circled it. But be careful; we might be tricky.

Activity: Parachute
We brought out the big parachuteWe put on music and the kids danced underneath while the grown-ups held it high.

Activity: Alphabet Soup
After the parachute, the kids each picked up a letter from those scattered around the room.

Song: Alphabet Song
We all sang the Alphabet song one more time; this time, when we say each letter of the Alphabet, the boy or girl holding that letter is encouraged to hold it up high.