Have some fun learning letters and letter sounds this December with the Letter Stocking activity. The teacher sends home the letter stocking with a student. The child's job is to fill the stocking with items from his or her home that begin with the letter on the bag... usually the letter of the week. One little rule: The items must fit in the bag. When the kids start looking, they find so many toys and household items that begin with the letter. It's a mix of a scavenger hunt and a show and tell activity, and it gets parents involved in meaningful homework. 1st and 2nd grade teachers could also use this activity when working on digraphs and consonant blends, soft/hard consonant sounds, long vowels, etc.
This FREEBIE includes an editable note to send home to parents that provides directions for the Letter Stocking Activity.
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