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Alphabet Chant
A Creative Variation for Transitions
Dr. Jean Feldman


This activity is excerpted from: Transition Time: Let's Do Something Different! by Jean Feldman, Ph.D.

Try this chant to line up for play time or to move to another ctivity in the school.  No materials are needed!

How? Begin marching and slapping your arms on your sides as you say the chant below.

Alphabet Chant
(Children repeat each line)

A B C D E F G
A B C D E F G
School is so much fun to me.
School is so much fun to me.

H I J K L M N
H I J K L M N
Learn and play with all my friends.
Learn and play with all my friends.

O P Q R S and T
O P Q R S and T
We're the best as you can see.
We're the best as you can see.

U V W X Y Z
U V W X Y Z
Now it's time to stop and FREEZE!
Now it's time to stop and FREEZE!

When children "freeze," quietly give them directions or motion for them to follow you.

This activity (excerpt) is taken from: Transition Time: Let's Do Something Different! by Jean Feldman, Ph.D., Page 139. © 2000 Gryphon House, Inc.  

 

About Transition Tips and Tricks for Teachers:

An invaluable resource for turning stressful transition times into fun learning experiences! Dr. Jean brings you more attention- grabbing, creative activities to turn potentially stressful transitions into fun learning experiences. These short, simple activities offer new ways to capture children's attention with fingerplays, chants, songs, and games. All of the activities reflect current brain research and reinforce early literacy. Stories are included, as well as patterns for puppets and props. Use it any time of day-from morning activities to group time to snack time to dismissal. These classroom-tested activities are sure to become favorites!

About Dr. Jean Feldman:
Dr. Jean is beloved by teachers, parents, and children alike for her creative activities that make learning fun!  She has been actively involved in education for over 30 years as a classroom teacher, instructor of adults, author, and consultant. Dr. Feldman has a B.A. from the University of Georgia, a D.A.S.T. from Emory University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Georgia State University. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Kindergarten Alliance. Dr. Feldman presents to professional groups across the country and serves on the advisory boards of several organization. To have Dr. Jean conduct a professional workshop at your school, please visit Dr. Jean's Website.

Be sure to see
Dr. Jean's Music for Young Children


Many thanks to Dr. Jean Feldman for permission to display these lyric excerpts.
© Dr. Jean Feldman. All rights reserved. Used with permission

 

 

 

 

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