Letter Recognition Ideas for SCHOOL Practice
Around The Alphabet” is on a record by Hap Palmer, but this can be
done to any music. Use the big stepping stone alphabet tiles for
this game and put them on the floor in a circle. The children walk
around the circle while the music plays and stop when the music
stops. Then say,
Pick up letter near your
When the teacher points to
you, say the letter you chose.
Then put the letter back on
Stand up tall and march
Display the alphabet in
many places around the room. With the lights off and curtains
closed, the teacher shines a flashlight on a letter and calls on a
child to say the letter name. Another variation of this is holding
up a letter, for example a P, and say, “Can you find a P?” Then the
child shines the flashlight on the P in the alphabet chart.
Scatter flashcard letters
on the rug and ask for a certain letter to be found. As you say the
letter name, write it on a chart. After the child finds the letter,
ask for a different one.
a beanbag on to a shower curtain that has the alphabet written on
the book Month by Month for Kindergarten- working with letter
instruction through the children's names.
Letter Bingo once a week. Be sure to say and write the letter name
for the class.
point to the alphabet 2-3 times daily.
rhyme and use a card printed with the alphabet to do the activity.
Children call out a letter and we as
a class read and point to
every letter until we get to
that was called out.
Tell me, Tell me,
calendar time, spell the names days/months.
Corners, but label the corners of the
letters (and later sight words), instead of numbers.
focus letter to highlight (or put a wikki stick on) during shared
morning message or in a pocket chart.