Play Together: “ABCD Watermelon” (BTL game)

  • Between the Lions alphabet chart
  • alphabet
  • letter

MA Standards:

Foundational Skills/RF.PK.MA.1: With guidance and support, demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of printed and written text: books, words, letters, and the alphabet.
Foundational Skills/RF.PK.MA.1.d: Recognize and name some uppercase letters of the alphabet and lowercase letters in one’s own name.
Speaking and Listening/
Observe and use appropriate ways of interacting in a group.

Head Start Outcomes:

Approaches to Learning/
Helps, shares, and cooperates in a group.
Logic & Reasoning/Problem Solving 4: Uses past knowledge to build new knowledge.
Language Development/Expressive Language: Engages in communication and conversation with others.
Language Development/ Expressive Language: Uses language to express ideas and needs.
Literacy Knowledge/Alphabet Knowledge 1: Recognizes that the letters of the alphabet are a special category of visual graphics that can be individually named.
Literacy Knowledge/Print Concepts & Conventions 1: Recognizes print in everyday life, such as numbers, letters, one’s name, words, and familiar logos and signs.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 7: Develop familiarity with the forms of alphabet letters, awareness of print, and letter forms.

Play Together: “ABCD Watermelon” (BTL game)

Educator Prep: Print out the Between the Lions alphabet chart or create an alphabet chart on chart paper.

Have a small group of children gather around the Technology Center and work togetehr to match the letters from the interactive game Between the Lions “ABCD Watermelon” to the alphabet chart.

Display the Between the Lion alphabet chart. Explain to children that when the lion stops singing the alphabet song they are to look at the alphabet chart and find the next letter in the alphabet. Remind children that the alphabet letters are in order. Point to the order on the chart.

Demonstrate how to play, point as you say, Look at the last letter the lion sings in the game. Match that letter to the chart and find the letter that comes next. Then click on that letter in the game. Play a few rounds with children until they are comfortable with the game on their own. 

Have childen take turns playing and encourage them to sing “The ABC Song” as they play.

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