Letter recognition

Size of group: 3-10
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skill practiced: Spelling, vocabulary, alphabet/letter recognition
Materials: Set of different-colored chalk, and a sidewalk outside.
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Directions:
Give each student their choice of colored chalk and have them write their name on the sidewalk. Then have them come up with words (ideally adjectives) that begin with each letter of their name, in an acrostic poem style.

Size of group: 3-4
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skill practiced: Sight word recognition, Alphabet/letter recognition, rhyming, and more, depending on what you want to focus on
Materials: Sight word flash cards, Alphabet flash cards, or a set of prepared questions.
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Size of group: 3-5

Appropriate grade level: K-1

Skill practiced: Alphabet/letter recognition and Sounds

Materials: 52 cards, either a playing card deck or notecards, each with a letter of the alphabet written on it, creating 2 full alphabets.

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Title: Bang
Size of group: 1-10
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skill practiced: Sight words, letter recognition
Materials: A container and flashcards of sight words or letters depending on the age group
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Directions:
1. Have the students sit in a circle. Make sure all the flashcards are in the container and that they can't see them.

Title: Duck, Duck, Zebra!
Size of group: 3-6
Appropriate grade level: K-1
Skill practiced: Alphabet, Letter/Sound recognition
Materials: None, but a place to sit in a circle
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Title: Missing Letters
Size of group: 2-3
Appropriate grade level: Kindergarten
Skill practiced: Letter recognition
Materials: Alphabet flash cards
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Directions:

Title: Alphabet Basketball
Size of group: 2-4
Appropriate grade level: K-1
Skill practiced: Letter Recognition
Materials: Soft, foam balls with letters written on them, at least one ball for every letter. More for more common letters.
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Title: Alphabet Jump Rope
Size of group: 3-10
Appropriate grade level: PK-1
Skill practiced: Alphabet/Letter recognition and Sounds
Materials: A jump rope
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Directions:
1. Assign two students to spinning the rope (older students)

2. One student will jump over the rope while the other students spin the rope.

   

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