Sunday, June 30, 2019


Here’s a song to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It” to dismiss children to go to a small group or a learning center. When they hear the letter their name begins with, they may be excused.

Dismissal Song
If your name begins with A, stand up.
If your name begins with B, stand up.
If your name begins with C, D, E,
You may now stand up. (Or go to your center, small group, etc.)

F, G, H, I, J…
K, L, M, N, O…
P, Q, R, S, T…
U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Hint! Vary the song by using their last name or middle name. You can also go from z to A.

Center Tickets
Cut out pictures representative of the different centers in your classroom. Cut out the same number of pictures for each area as children who can play in that area. Glue the pictures to poster board cut in 4” squares. At the end of circle time, shuffle up the cards and allow each child to draw one. Children then go to the center on their card.

*Attach pictures of activities to circles and glue to craft sticks. Children choose a stick to be dismissed to an activity.

Letter Bears
Cut 26 bears out of construction paper. Write upper and lowercase letters on all the bears. Mix up the bears and then sing this song to the tune of “Twinkle Little Star” as the letters are revealed. Children may be dismissed when they see the letter that their name starts with on the bear.

     Dd bear, Dd bear, what do you see?
     I see Kk bear looking at me.
     Kk bear, Kk bear, what do you see…

And now it's time for me to move on to some new activities for July. I hope you've learned at least 5 new ideas you'd like to use in your circle time when the school bell rings again!