Alphabits – November 14 and 15

LETTER OF THE DAY: J
(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
Who wants to share what they brought beginning with the letter J?

Activity: Joke Telling
Several kids shared favorite jokes

Story: Sheep in a Jeep (by Nancy Shaw)

Craft: Jellyfish
Using coffee filters, string, crayons and the letter J, we decorated and created jellyfish!

Activity: Word Bingo
Each child was given a coloring page of something that begins with J (there were three different ones). In between coloring their pages, letters were chosen out of a basket. If their J 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 parachute! We did some jumping 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.