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Lost & Found Alphabet Soup

It’s a beautiful thing when you’re beginning kiddos learn their ABCs. The little light bulb gets its shine and calls out to the world that we are learners and we can read. This is such a crucial part of learning language for anyone. And there’s only so many ways you can do it, so I’m always looking for something new to further understanding. I gave my kiddos sets of alphabet letters of different styles and sizes to sort. From the mess of letters they find their alphabet to build. While searching for their letters, some students may sing the alphabet, some can go off just the last few, while others may need a little assistance. Either way they have a blast working together or individually to build their own alphabet. It’s like a scavenger hunt!

These two students started off each with their own alphabet, one with capital letters and the other with lowercase. They realized they were missing some letters and decided to combine their alphabet. The kids really enjoy this learning experience because of its puzzle/competitive nature and sequencing. It’s a puzzle they know how to solve just by finding the pieces and putting them in the correct order. Students were calling out letters with their sounds and digging through the letter until they found their true calling.