I like to always have alphabet review activities on hand because students need practice and exposure to the letters and their sounds because knowing the alphabet is fundamental for learning to read. I use them for morning work, extra practice, assessment, remedial instruction, or regular class work.
Young students get very excited for holidays so I created Valentine’s Day review activities that will spark student interest. The Valentine’s Day alphabet pages contain 3 sections each.
In the first section students use their visual discrimination skills to find the featured letter (both uppercase and lowercase) in the box of valentine chocolates. They can mark the letters with crayons or dot painters. They can distinguish between uppercase and lowercase letters by using one color to mark the uppercase letters and another color to mark the lowercase letters. (Common Core State Standard RF.K.1.D)
In the bottom section students address valentine envelopes by tracing the letters on the first envelope and then writing both the uppercase and lowercase letters on the second envelope. (Common Core State Standard L.K.1.A)
In the third section students practice beginning sounds, letter sounds by coloring or marking the valentines that have pictures which begin with the featured letter. (Common Core State Standards RF.K.3.A, RF.K.3.B)
The Valentine Chocolates Sweet Beginning Sounds Center Activity is perfect for small group instruction, independent literacy stations, a Valentine’s Day party activity/station activity, RTI activity, etc!
The students are required to sort the pieces of chocolate letter candies into the correct heart-shaped valentine box based on the beginning sound of the pictures on the candy pieces in each box. You can require them to find both the uppercase and lowercase letter for each box or work on one or the other. You may also place one of the chocolate letter candies in the box already and have the students match uppercase and lowercase letters. (Common Core State Standards RF.K.1.D, RF.K.3.A, RF.K.3.B)
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