Objectives: letter-sound association
Group Size: 12 to 30
Prep Time: none
Interest Level: ages 3 to 9
Ability Level: beginning
Divide students into two or more groups, with at least six students in each group. Say a word. Groups must then arrange themselves to create the shape of the letter that represents the word's initial sound.
Variations of this activity include calling a word and asking students to identify the final consonant sound, the initial or final consonant blend (with larger groups), or the vowel sound, then form it with their bodies. With very young students, you might just name a letter of the alphabet and ask them to create it.