Alphabits – November 7 and 8

LETTER OF THE DAY: I
(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 I?

Story: Should I Share My Ice Cream? (by Mo Willems)

Activity: I Spy
We played I Spy with letters on the walls around the room. Could the kids find the letters? (Yes!)

Craft: Icicles
We made paper icicles!

Activity: In/Out Game
We stood in a circle and when the kids heard the word, “In,” they went inside the circle. When they heard the word, “Out,” they went outside the circle. As we got used to the game, we played it faster and faster.

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