Grade: Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten
This is a fun way to practice the alphabet and to reinforce the sounds each letter makes. It's also a wonderful way to have a tactile experience, making the letters and animals out of PLAY-DOH Compound.
a. Practice the alphabet with your students, and ask them to name an animal that begins with each letter.
b. Ask each child to create an animal out of PLAY-DOH Compound.
c. When the animals are completed, ask each child to say what letter her animal begins with. Then ask her to make that letter out of PLAY-DOH Compound.
d. Invite your students to talk about their animals. Where do they live? What sounds do they make?
Further Study: Ask older students to write short stories about their animals.