To get this year's owls ahead of the game, I now start my literacy time with a quick 5 minute alphabet focused activity. Some days are simple things like saying the alphabet forward on the alphabet chart, saying it backward on the alphabet chart, or starting at a random letter on the alphabet chart. Other days are a bit more involved like playing a game of BANG! Whatever the activity may be, it is timed so it stays quick. Even if the game isn't finished, we pack it up and move on. Remember, this is about letter identification so it is all about naming those letters.
I have a couple freebies that my owls have loved so far this year and I wanted to share them with you. I have worked these into our schedule by playing them once a week for a month, unless the game is really popular, I might throw it in twice a week.
Click on the individual pictures to grab your freebies! Feedback and comments are always appreciated. :)
Obviously, there are many other things that can be done with the alphabet, but these few are some favorites of the owls so far.