Alphabits – October 24 and 25

LETTER OF THE DAY: G
(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 G?

Story: Three Billy Goats Gruff (by Paul Galdone)

Activity: Guess What’s Inside the Green Mystery Box
Given hints, the kids guessed all that was inside – including graham crackers, grass, glasses and a groundhog.

Activity: Groundhog Tunnels
Kids either chose to be a tunnel or a groundhog. Tunnels stood up high and spread their legs apart while groundhogs went underneath!

Craft: Ghosts
The kids all made ghosts using coffee filters, small crumbled up pieces of paper and pipe cleaners!

Activity: Word Bingo
Each child was given a coloring page of something that begins with G (there were four different ones). In between coloring their pages, letters were chosen out of a basket. If their G 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! First, we did an exercise with stop and GO. Afterwards, 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.