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ABC's
Submitted by: Karen Lagarde, Barbara Bush
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
T is for Texas by:Bustard, Anne
Photographs and text introduce the letters of the alphabet and the sights and symbols of Texas.
Eating the Alphabet by:Ehlert, Lois
An alphabetical tour of the world of fruits and vegetables.
I love the alphabet by:Hosta, Dar
Animals introduce letters of the alphabet with colorful pictures in rhyming text.
Kipper's A to Z: An alphabet adventure by:Inkpen, Mick
Kipper the dog and his friend Arnold work through the alphabet by collecting animals and other things for each letter.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by:Martin, Bill
An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.
ABCD: An alphabet book of cats and dogs by:Moxley, Sheila
Presents photographs, mixed with paintings, of dogs and cats, with alliterative text for each letter of the alphabet.
Penguins ABC by:Schafer, Kevin
Photograhs of penguins illustrate an alphabetical look at the world of penguins.
ABC Kids by:Williams, Laura Ellen
The book presents one object, person or animal for each letter of the alphabet.
Songs
ABC song
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXY and Z
Now I know my ABC's
Next time won't you sing with me?
Sit Down ABC
A is for alligator Chop, Chop, Chop!
B is for bouncing Hop, Hop, Hop!
C is for circles around and around
D is for when we all sit down!
Craft
Give each child a piece of aluminum foil. Ask them to shape the foil into the first letter of their name.
Other
Alternate craft: Give each child a piece of white paper. They can make a crayon rubbing of the first letter of their name by placing the paper over an alphabet letter (commonly used for bulletin boards) and rubbing a crayon over the entire letter. This works best if the child peels all paper off the crayon and uses side of the crayon to rub the image of the their letter on the piece of white paper.
Notes
If you have plastic alphabet letters you can play an alphabet game with the children. Place the alphabet letters in alphabetical order on a magnetic board. Distribute pictures to the children. These pictures should be simple, for example: a ball, or a zebra, etc. Go through the alphabet asking who has a picture of something that starts with A, with b, and so on until all the letters have been matched up with their pictures.