Nothing like a fun, hands on explorative activity around alphabet and initial sounds. This could be used in either way, with a focus on alphabet or on initial sounds. Students select a foam letter from the bin and tick it on their recording sheet. Students name the letter while pulling it out before placing the tick. Students could also think of something beginning with that letter, or the sound it makes if you are looking for extension ideas. This is lots of fun and really hands on as my students loved exploring through the bucket or 'soup' of letters and other fun things to touch.
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