LETTER OF THE DAY: D
(please note: this is a general idea of what happened during Alphabits. Variations occur between 10:15am and 11:15am classes depending on how many children are present, attention level, etc.)
Song: Alphabet Song x2
Second time with a drum
Activity: Show and Tell
Who wants to share what they brought beginning with the letter D?
Story: In the Driver’s Seat (by Max Haynes)
The children each got a paper plate to use as a steering wheel to “drive” along with the story
To the Village People’s YMCA
Game: Connect the Dots
Varying colors of dots were scattered around the room and the children had to step on a dot of whatever color was called
Song: Drivin’ in My Car
From Ralph’s World; find lyrics here
Game: Name Bingo
Each child has his or her name tag, with his/her name written in all capital letters. We put all of the foam letters in a tote and choose them one by one. As each letter is shown, the children look at their name tags and if they have that letter in their name, they circle it with a crayon. When all the letters in their name are circled, they yell, “BINGO!”
Activity: Alphabet Soup
Each child is given a foam letter to hold. When they lie down with their eyes closed, matching mats are scattered around the room. The children then open their eyes and find the mat that matches their letter.
Song: Alphabet Song
Now that the children are sitting down with their letters and matching mats, we all sing 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.