Alphabits – December 12 and 13, 2012

LETTER OF THE DAY: M
(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 M!

Story: If You Give a Moose a Muffin (by Laura Numeroff)

Activity: Bellingham Community Concert Chorus
Members of the chorus from the senior center came to library to sing holiday songs (MUSIC) with the kids and families!

Activity: Macarana
The kids learned how to dance the famous dance!

Craft: Marshmallow Art
The kids made designs using marshmallows and toothpicks!

Activity: Word Bingo
Each child was given a coloring page of something that begins with M. In between coloring their pages, letters were chosen out of a basket. If their M word had that letter in it, they circled it. Once every letter in their word was circled, they have BINGO!

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

Song: Alphabet Song
After the parachute, the kids each chose a letter from those scattered on the floor. Then 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.