Alphabits – January 9 and 10, 2013

LETTER OF THE DAY: O
(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 O!

Story: Orange Pear Apple Bear (by Emily Gravett)

Activity: Ole
We used scarves and a cow puppet to practice being matadors!

Activity: Orange
We mixed red and yellow to make orange!

Activity: Octopus Song

Activity: Hide & Seek “O”
The kids searched for all the O’s around the room – and there were lots!

Activity: Word Bingo
Each child was given a coloring page of something that begins with O. In between coloring their pages, letters were chosen out of a basket. If their O 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 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.