A-Z Review

We’ve made it! Since we finished our Letter of the Week curriculum To review all of the letters we learned as we went through , I made some alphabet fun games!

If you didn’t already download them, here are the A-Z collage worksheets, they come with collage ideas for each letter. Here’s a sample of the letter M with marshmallows glued to them.

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Clothespin Match Up: Write upper or lowercase letters on small clothes pins and clip them to the corresponding uppercase letters, lowercase letters or picture! (The download includes all 3 games.)

A-Z Letter Match Cards: These cards actually go from A-Z and 1-10. We’re using our plastic magnetic letters to match to each card. We matched upper and lowercase letters to each box.
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A-Z Beginning Sounds Game: This download includes letter disks. Your child then matches the correct letter disk to each picture, for example the “A” goes next to the “Ant” picture. If they need a little help, the letter colors match the dots next to their picture as well.
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A-Z Spoon Match Up: I found this fun idea on Tot Play! You’ll need 2 sets of different colored spoons, one color for uppercase, and one for lowercase. On one set of spoons write the uppercase letters using a sharpie. On the other set of spoons write the lowercase letter. Cut the printout and attach each row of letters so they are one long line. Then have your child match up the upper and lowercase spoons to each card. Variation: You could also use small objects and put them on each card based on the letter they start with, like a “cotton ball” on the letter “C”.
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Alphabet Fun Game: You’ll need 1 die and any object for your playing piece. Roll the die, move your piece that many spots and then say the name of the letter you land on, the sound it makes and something that starts with that letter! Whoever reaches the end first wins! Play again! (You may notice in the below pic that Y and Z are mixed up, as of 5/3 this download has been fixed!)

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Learn My Vowels! Now that we know all of our letters, let’s learn which ones are vowels! Using any letter manipulatives you have, sort the vowels onto the sheet provided. We used magnetic letters.
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When you’re finished sorting, sing the vowel song: {To the tune of London Bridges} “I know the names of my vowels, of my vowels, of my vowels, I know the names of my vowels: A-E-I-O -U!”
Learn My Name: Using any alphabet manipulatives you have, practice spelling your name! {Note: I wrote my daughter’s name on her sheet, then she matched the letters to it.} Variation: Laminate this and use it as a play-doh mat and make their name with play-doh.
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A-Z and 123 Tracing Worksheets: You can either laminate this, or just use it with pencil/marker/crayon to practice letters and numbers. The download contains letters A-Z and numbers 1-9.
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Magnetic Alphabet Builders: These aren’t new, but we are using them to review all of our letters! Click here to see more about making them into magnets. Variation: Cut the shapes out of foam!
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Alphabet Puzzle: Cut along the lines for an A-Z Puzzle! Variation: If this puzzle is too difficult, print 2 copies, leave one as a game board then cut up the other one so you have a matching game instead. We did it both ways.
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A-Z Large Floor Mats: Use these like the Large Floor Numbers from the Letter of the Week curriculum. Spread them out all over the floor then:

  • Call out a letter and have your child hop to it
  • Call out a letter’s sound and have your child hop to it
  • Have them hop to the letters in ABC order
  • Say a letter, have them toss a bean bag onto that letter’s card.

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Alphabet Puzzles: This wooden alphabet puzzle came from Target. They also have a numbers puzzle. I’m not sure why, but it remains a favorite!
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Assessment Tests: I use these with bingo markers or do-a-dot markers. The download includes A-Z, a-z, 1-20 assessment sheets. I call out a letter/number and she marks it. This is an excellent way to assess what your preschooler has learned from this year, and what you still need to work on!
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Review our Alphabet Tree! Of course after all that work we reviewed our alphabet tree, she pointed to each letter & said their name and the sound they make.

Upper/Lowercase Match Up: I’m pleased to report after completing our Letter of the Week curriculum, she got an A+ on her lowercase letters! Here’s Carisa’s Clothespin ABC’s .

Family Fun Night! Congratulations you’ve completed the A-Z Letter of the Week! Have an Alphabet party! Eat alphabet soup and watch Leapfrog Letter Factory!
Here is a list of our favorite books that we use for our A-Z Review!

 

Stay tuned until next week, for Numbers, Shapes & Colors Review!

77 Comments

  • Amy May 3, 2010 at 6:56 am

    WOW! Awesome stuff Erica. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  • Tam May 3, 2010 at 7:02 am

    thanks for all of this abc review stuff! you rock! check out my short vowel sort on my blog. i have provided the download and would love to see what you think of it!* the downloadable sort is different than the one pictured. i think the one i made is much cuter!http://tams-thisandthat.blogspot.com/search/label/picture%20sorts

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  • rainbowmummy May 3, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Wow!! You are amazing!! It's all so wonderful! You are an inspiration.xx

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  • Kara May 3, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I love it! :-)THANK YOU for being so generous in sharing your plans and the learning that you do. What a great resource this blog is – I always love coming and seeing what you have to share here.Best Wishes!

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  • The Activity Mom May 3, 2010 at 9:31 am

    You Rock!Can't wait to try the alphabet board game today!I also put a link to this post over at We Teach – Alphabet Group. (weteach.ning.com)Thanks so much for all that you share!

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  • Christina May 3, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I agree ….awesome review. Since we are still going SLOW & steady, I will use the magnets for review with Em this time around.Thanks a bunch love.

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  • Christina May 3, 2010 at 9:55 am

    PS. I printed out the COLOR cards that were in the "extras" in your A-Z curriculum & Emily carries them around all day long.We say the name of the picture & the color continuously…and that's what she needs. {it was worth it} Thank you for taking the time to put that together for us.

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  • Kami May 3, 2010 at 11:28 am

    This is completely awesome, you're awesome!!! Thanks for all the great resources!

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  • The R Crew May 3, 2010 at 11:39 am

    FABULOUS recourse! Thanks!

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  • mindy2780 May 3, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    This is my incentive to go out and get a new ink cartridge. I love all of your ideas. Thank you so much for sharing them!

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