Once upon an alphabet by Oliver Jefferes
Do you love Oliver Jeffers as much as us? We loooooove him. Sorry, we loooove his books. We love the illustrations. We love the quirky stories. We love the characters. And we love this book. It is a collection of really short stories. One for each letter of the alphabet. It is more appropriate for kindergarten aged and up, since there isn't a page by page story to follow. Pairing it with alphabet activities though, it can be use for younger ones to review their letter sounds and so much more!
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⚈ 1 Play ideas ⚈ 2 Classroom Activities
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Letter sounds - Age 1+
Pick a page of this book and find as many things as you can in your house that start with the same letter sound. Gather them together and present them as a simple invitation to play. Depending on the age, the child may say the object names on their own or you can say them each before they set out exploring.
Build your own... - Age 2+
This book is full of different topics, so your child is bound to find a page that is their favourite. Why not try building something from the book? Using a sheet of foam, we put together a rocket ship, inspired by the letter A page.
Read about when we originally shared it on Instagram - HERE
- This book is a brilliant jumping off point for writing REALLY short stories
- Use one of the stories from the book and continue it or expand on it
- Assign students a letter each and compile a class storybook
- Create art in the simple style of Jeffers, mixing clean lines with water colours
- Use as part of an author study along with any of his other fantastic books
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