For a few dollars and a few minutes you can create some great LETTER POPS for your classroom. You will need a set of magnetic letters and jumbo craft sticks. Glue a magnetic letter to each craft stick. (I LOVE E6000 glue that you can get at Walmart or hobby stores.) Pass these out to the children to hold up as you sing alphabet songs, such as “Alphardy,” “Who Let the Letters Out?” “Letter Pops”, etc.
*Have children match letter pops to classroom print and letters in alphabet books.
*Call out sounds. Children come to the front of the room when they hear their letter sound. Blend the letters together to make words.
*Play “Letter Pokey” which is similar to the “Hokey Pokey.” For example:
“You put your H in. You take your H out…”