Alphabits – March 27 and 28, 2013

LETTER OF THE DAY: Y
(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 Y!

Story: I Dare You Not to Yawn (by Helene Boudreau)

Activity: Yellow Guessing Game
Inside the bag were some yellow things; could the kids guess what they were? (HINT: Yes.)

Activity: Yankee Doodle Dandy
While listening to this song, we paraded around the room!

Activity: Word Bingo
Each child was given a coloring page of a word that begins with Y. In between coloring their pages, letters were chosen out of a basket. If the letter pulled was in the word on their coloring page, they circled it. When all the letters in their word were chosen, the kids yelled, “Bingo!”

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.