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Animal Alphabet Parade: Walrus



Materials:

Construction paper
scissors
brown lunch bags
white glue
23mm wiggly eyes
stickers
markers for detail



Instructions:

1. Make patterns for animal puppets. The example shown is for a walrus (see illustration). Make your own puppet first, and when you are done with each letter, let the children make their own puppets.
2. Help the children trace the patterns onto construction paper and cut them out. The children glue the pieces to a paper bag as shown.
3. Encourage the children to decorate their walrus puppet as desired, using wiggly eyes, stickers, and markers.
4. Post the animal puppet with the uppercase and lowercase letter as you study the phonics for that letter.
5. When the last letter animal is made, have an animal puppet parade and visit other classrooms.
6. If desired, vary the types of puppets you make (for example, stick puppets, paper tube puppets, and spoon puppets).
7. Suggestions for the animal puppet to make for each letter:

Aa: Alligator
Bb: Bear
Cc: Cat
Dd: Dog
Ee: Elephant
Ff: Frog
Gg: Goat
Hh: Horse
Ii: Iguana
Jj: Jaguar
Kk: Koala
Ll: Lion
Mm: Monkey
Nn: Narwhal
Oo: Otter
Pp: Pig
Qq: Quail
Rr: Raccoon
Ss: Seal
Tt: Turtle
Uu: Umbrella bird
Vv: Vulture
Ww: Walrus
Xx: X-ray fish
Yy: Yak
Zz: Zebra
Long Vowels:
A: Ape
E: Eagle
I: Ibis bird
O: Orangutan
U: Unicorn fish
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Kindergarten Activities
Center: Library/Book/ ABC Center
Topic: Letters/Sounds/Words
Content: Literacy
Area: Language
Age: Kindergarten
Interaction: Individual Child

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