SING IT!: Remove all pieces. Sing the alphabet song, stopping every few letters and have kids place the letter in the puzzle that comes next.
OUT OF ORDER: Starting with the puzzle pieces in alphabetical order, have kids close their eyes while you switch a few of the letters. Have kids figure out what's out of order and fix the alphabet.
WORD SCRAMBLE: Using uppercase letters, jumble together the letters of a familiar word (box, chair, house) and challenge kids to unscramble the letters to spell the word. When they have done so, then have kids find the matching lowercase letters to spell the same word.
WHAT IS IT?: Remove all the pieces from the puzzle board, then have kids replace the pieces based on clues you give about the pictures on the board ("I am orange and cruncy!" or "I slither and slide!"). Have kids say the name of each letter and the name of the corresponding picture as they place the pieces in their correct spots.
FIX IT: Place pieces in alphabetical order except for a few letters. Ask kids to "fix" the alphabet.
HOW MANY WORDS: Have kids pick a piece, identify the picture underneath, then think of as many other words as they can that start with that letter.
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