So, I really love to teach with songs...like...a lot...to the point where I have a song for everything and all of the poor teachers I work with know that fact. I also love to have everything correlate...like...a lot.
That being said, we do letter crafts once a week in our classroom, so I really wanted to tie songs in with our letter craft of the week. That’s why I came up with the ultimate Letter Crafts Bundle, which includes a song (found on YouTube) or a rhyme, and craft for each letter.
For example, for our letter A craft, we sing “The Ants Go Marching” and make ants. The activities don’t stop there, though. For each letter craft, there’s a fill-in where students write a word and draw a picture that starts with the letter.
The letter A craft says, “A is for ant and _____.” Students fill in the blank, using word resources from our letter anchor chart. They refer to that same anchor chart to draw a picture to go with it. Writing and drawing one word is the primary goal. This task is easily differentiated. As you can see in the photo below (top right corner), this student needed help with writing the word, but he drew the picture on his own. (This was one of our first projects.) For some students, I write the word with a yellow marker for them to trace. Others benefit from a sketch of a drawing for them to color. On the other hand, some students draw more than one picture in the space, and some label the "extra" pictures, too. Other students come up with their own words and sound them out on their own, too. These activities can be completed whole-group (which is what I'd recommend modeling at first), or during center time, once the kids get the hang of the process. After some modeling and practice for the first few projects, I simply project the cover of the product on the board, and the kids take off from there. (Take a closer look at the ant craft by clicking the picture below.)
When a letter song of the week is introduced, the kids always try to guess what we are going to craft. I must also add that they reeeeally love following step-by-step instructions to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the letter P (see below). 😍 It is so fun to “cook” with paper! (To peek at the PB&J craft, click the pic below.)
So, with this Ultimate Letter Craft Bundle, here's the magic:
Beginning Letter and Sound Practice ✅
Success for All ✅
Individual letter crafts are available in our TPT store, BUT you can get ALLLLLLL 26 Letter Crafts with Drawing & Writing for Kinder (Connected to Songs & Rhymes) by clicking the button below at a HUGE discount!
Enjoy singing, dancing, crafting, and letter learning together! 🎶
A few more examples of letter projects are found below, including the sun, nut, dog, elephant, and Very Hungry Caterpillar. Note that there are other letter craft projects shown in theses photos that are not included in this letter bundle. Those crafts can be found by clicking the button below.
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