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Watch an Alfie video to begin letter recognition. Introduce Alfie as the “wordy birdy” that helps us learn letters and words. Start with the Alfie letter page. 

Start with Letter A.  Introduce the Moving Through the Alphabet poster and the companion I Can page. Explain that as children learn letters, they will also learn animals and an animal move to go with every letter. 

You may choose to add some of the songs and phonics pages in Part 2 and 3. They are designed to be used together as children progress.

See, Say and Move 

Part 1 is an introduction to letters. It is called See, Say and Move.

See the letter. Say the letter. Say the animal and do the Move.

There are several activity pages for each letter to mix and match throughout the week to bolster early educational curriculum.

Letter Recognition Moving Through the Alphabet poster in color. Print this on an 11” x 17” piece of paper. If possible, print it in color and laminate it for durability.

We also sell these pages on the website to make things easier.

With each letter poster there is an animal and an action to do. 

For Letter C the animal is a Cat. Cheetah Cat. The movement is to run in place super-fast. We’ll keep adding letters and movements as we go through the alphabet. With 26 letters, you’ll have 26 moves. This is a great way to start the day and move through the alphabet.

 

  1. “I Can” pages are the companion activity pages that go along with Moving Through the Alphabet posters. Building confidence is an important tool to help navigate life and it begins in childhood. The “I Can” pages reinforce a child’s ability to accomplish a letter and a move. Print Letter C page for every child to color, trace the letters, and do the move. Say the words, “I CAN run like that cat!” See the letter. Color it. Say the letter, letter sound and word “cat” while moving like a cheetah cat.

 

  1. Alfie’s letter page to color in class or send home for more letter recognition fun. 

 

  1. Group Time.  Pretend play–Act it Out page. Have children color all the letter Cs on the page and then color the cheetah cat mask. Offer help to cut out the mask if children need it, especially the eye holes. The children can incorporate the mask using their imaginations as they pretend to be cheetahs.

Thought starters: How would it feel to be a cheetah? How would you move? Can you move fast? Can you move slow? Who would you make friends with? What would you do for fun? What sounds would you make?  

Using their imaginations children can move around like cheetahs making 

friends, sounds, and gestures while they experience the joy that comes from pretend play.  

  • How would it feel to be a cheetah?

  • How would you move?

  • Can you move fast?

  • Can you move slow?

  • Who would you make friends with?

  • What would you do for fun?

  • What sounds would you make?

 

 

Discussion: How are all cats alike? Include both physical similarities and behavioral similarities. 

 

  1. Animal Letter Wall Card. Print out the Animal Letter Wall Card for letter C. If possible, print it in color and laminate it for durability. We also sell these cards on the website to make things easier. 

 

  1. C Card for Personal Letter Wall. Print the children’s matching letter C for them to trace, color and do the movement. The movement for letter C is running in place. The word is cat. The children glue their letter C card on their own personal Animal Letter Wall. Be sure to print a personal letter wall for each child.