Hanging Out The Alphabet
Hanging out the Alphabet: Sung to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
By Mrs. Alphabet
Everyone ready everyone set
Time to hang out the alphabet.
Pinning the letters in order
Dangling in an alphabet border.
Can you arrange them for me
In sequence alphabetically?
Objective: Children will demonstrate how to put uppercase letters in alphabetical
Materials: Clothesline, clothespins, two chairs, and a set of alphabet cards from A to Z.
Procedure: Tie line(clothesline, heavy string, rope, etc.) on one chair and secure line on
another chair creating a clothesline. Mix up alphabet cards so they are in a random order.
Give child enough clothespins to hang letters in alphabetical order. Teacher models.
Variations: Use lower case letters or sentences to unscramble. I like this activity in
addition to pocket charts as the child has a little more movement then placing in a chart.
The clothespins and line offers an extra dimension to the learning process. Make index
card or cut up sentence strips with words, use pictures, and/or name cards to sort in
alphabetical order. Try large paper clips to fasten. Teach the song to introduce the game.
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