Ya'll know how much I love Pinterest. (Currently I'm teaching the Mister how to use Pinterest...it's a process....slow process!) It amazes me the creativity and intelligence of people and the ideas they come up with. I also love that Pinterest gives us ideas that we can use in our classroom and ideas that we can adapt and make into something that fits the needs of our class.
This is one of those ideas. I found this letter recognition idea from Playful Learning In The Early Years and added in a book to give it a literacy tie in.
We call it Going On A Letter Hunt!
The result: some serious fun and learning and fine motor practice!
Start off reading the book Shiver Me Letters A Pirate ABC! The pirates go on a treasure hunt to find the letters of the alphabet. And as we read, every time the pirate says "R" we read it like a pirate! "ARRRRR!" So we are learning letters and doing an interactive read aloud! And it's fun.
After reading, give the students magazines. I actually ripped pages of magazines and gave the 'staches a page each. They had to find a letter, cut out the letter and glue it on our letter chart!
To make the letter chart I used chart paper and wrote the uppercase and lowercase letters!
The students cut out one letter at a time, say the letter to me and glue the letter on the chart!