Why? letter recognition, making words, print connections, phonics
What? jumbo craft sticks, magnetic letters, E6000 glue (or similar craft glue)
How? Glue the magnetic letters to the jumbo craft sticks. Children can use these to match letters on classroom print. They can also find objects in the room beginning with that sound.
More! Let children hold up letter pops as you sing alphabet songs.
Children can get together with friends and make words with their letter pops.
Play “Letter Pokey” which is similar to the “Hokey Pokey.”
Make a set of uppercase letters and lowercase letters for the children to match.
Place letter pops in a can in your classroom library. Children choose a letter and then try to find it in the book.