Pica offers 200 action songs, chants, and activities that
teach self-awareness, health, seasons, holidays, nature,
animals, the sea, occupations, and transportation,
with other fun themes in Wiggle
Giggle & Shake: 200 Ways to Move and Learn.
Alphabet chart, or blackboard and chalk.
- Review the letters of the alphabet with the children.
Point them out on a chartor write them on
- – Point out that some letters are made of straight and zigzagging
lines, some of curved lines, and some of both.
- Choose letters that can be easily formed by the body, and ask
the children to form them.
(The children may choose to form either upper- or lowercase
letters.) Possibilities include the letters:I, O, T, C, X, Y, L, Q, S, U, and V
- You can also ask the children to choose partners and form letters
in pairs. Possibilities include :T, X, Y, J, Q, V, W, Z, A, D, P, R, H, J, K, N, and M
- A second alternative, if the children are experienced enough,
is to ask groups of children to create short
words with their bodies. (For example, S-O, H-I, or L-I-P.)
“Marching Around the Alphabet” by Hap Palmer
- One of the songs on Volume I on Hap Palmer’s Learning Basic Skills Through Music is “Marching Around the Alphabet.” Play it for the children and then place it in the Music Center.