We are only a few weeks away from my son finishing preschool and he has had a wonderful year. His teachers are fantastic and he is in love with school.
One thing that defined our year was Show and Tell. Every Thursday up until Spring Break my son had to bring in an item that began with the letter of the week. Some weeks it was easy for him to think of what he wanted to bring in and other weeks not so much. So I thought I’d share some ideas with you while they are still fresh in case you’re in a similar situation and you need to help your child think of something.
Also, my #1 tip for Show & Tell: Set a reminder on your phone for the night before so that you remember to have your child pick something and put it in his or her bookbag! Because you don’t want to be me, the mom who forgot until we were in the car drop off line and then had to dig around in the car until we found something!
General Ideas: If you get stuck try to think of toys your child has, play food they might have in their toy kitchen, animals, or favorite characters that they might have an action figure or stuffed animal of.
Here are some ideas for each letter to get you going and hopefully help you think of something:
A- apple, airplane, ant, picture of an aunt, anteater, aardvark, alligator, alphabet blocks, antelope, ax, apron, astronaut, acorn, antlers (like the Reindeer antlers on a headband sold at Christmas time), Ariel (from the little Mermaid), Abu (from Aladdin), Aladdin, Aquaman, Captain America, Anna (from Frozen)
B- Batman, baby, ball, basketball, baseball, book, broom, basket, bank (piggy bank), bat, bear, bubblegum, Barbie, banana, blueberries, bowl, brush, picture of brother, bandana, ballerina, boat, Bambi, Belle (from Beauty and the Beast), Beast, Barnacles (from Octonauts), Baloo (from The Jungle Book)
C- car, cat, crab, computer, cellphone, corn on the cob, carrot, cheese, celery, cereal, cantaloupe, cookies, crayons, chewing gum, picture of cousin, cowboy/cowgirl, cannon, camera, Cinderella, Captain America, Captain Barnacles (from Octonauts) Captain Hook, Chip (Chip and Dale)
D- dinosaur, dog, duck, donut, dragon, dumptruck, digger, doll, doctor kit, drill, picture of dad, dollar, dime, Doc McStuffins, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Dale (from Chip and Dale)
E- Easter egg, elephant, eggplant, elf, ear (from Mr. Potato Head toy), eraser, engine (toy train), Eeyore, Elsa (from Frozen)
F- flashlight, frog, fox, flamingo, picture of family, fruit, fly, fork, flower, fairy, farmer, fiddle, Flynn Rider (from Tangled)
G- guitar, ghost, gumball, gear, picture of grandparents, giraffe, goose, gazelle, gorilla, Goofey
H- hippo, helicopter, horse, Hello Kitty, hairbrush, helmet, hat, heart, honey, hamburger, hard hat, hula hoop, hopper ball, hero
I- insect, inchworm, iguana, ice cream, ice cream scoop, igloo, ice (from Don’t Break the Ice game), inkpen
J- Jack-in-the-box, jet, jaguar, jackrabbit, jump rope, jacks, jigsaw puzzle, jewelry, jewels, jeans, jelly beans, jar, jingle bells, juice, jello, Jasmine (from Aladdin), Jake (from Jake and the Neverland Pirates)
K- Krispy Kreme, king, knight, kitten, kangaroo, koala, kite, key, keychain, ketchup, Kristoff (from Frozen) Kawzii (from Octonauts)
L- legs, lips (from Mr. Potato Head), lamp, leprechaun, leopard, lion, lemming, lemon, lime, lollipop, Legos, letter, leaf, Lalaloopsy, Little People, Larry (from VeggieTales), Lady (from Lady and the Tramp)
M- mouse, monkey, moose, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, mints, mini-figure (Legos), picture of mom, mountain, mustache, mouth (from Mr. Potato Head), monster, money, magnet, marble, muffin, mittens, mask, kid’s microphone, mirror, minions (from Despicable Me), Mufasa (from The Lion King)
N- napkin, nurse, necklace, necktie, nametag, nightlight, name (something with your child’s name on it), ninja, nutcracker, nickel, number (from puzzles, magnets)
O- octopus, owl, origami, oatmeal, orca, Octonauts, Optimus Prime, Olaf (from Frozen)
P- panda, panther, penguin, polar bear, porcupine, pig, puppy, present, pencil, pan, pot, porridge, pancake, pineapple, pie, pipecleaner, picture, penny, princess, police, police car, pirate, pirate ship, Pillow Pet, Pete the Cat (from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse), Pinocchio
Q- queen, quarter, quilt, quail, quart (quart of cream, juice, etc from toy food set), Q-tip
R- rainbow, ribbon, robot, rice, raisin, rat, raccoon, rabbit, reindeer, rhino, rose, rock, race car, Robin (Batman’s sidekick), Rapunzel (from Tangled), Robin Hood
S- super hero, sponge, sock, snake, snail, seahorse, sea lion, sheep, skunk, sloth, squid, squirrel, sea star, swan, shoe, star, picture of sister, submarine, sunflower, seashell, sunglasses, soccer ball, Sponge Bob, Superman, Spiderman, Sofia (from Sophia the First)
T- train, truck, turtle, tiger, turkey, toothbrush, tomato, teddy bear, tiara, tea cup, tools, timer, telephone, T-Rex, Thomas the Train, Timon (from The Lion King), Tinker Bell,
U- umbrella, unicorn, uniform, picture of uncle, ukulele, Ursula (from The Little Mermaid)
V- villain, vulture, valentine, volcano, vegetables, violin, volleyball, violet
W- waffle, wallet, wand, watch, whistle, wig, wings, worm, whale, walrus, wart hog, water buffalo, wolf, woodpecker, woolly mammoth, Winnie the Pooh
X- xylophone, X-ray (we have a toy one that came with our Critter Clinic), pirate map with X to mark the spot for the treasure, X cookie cutter, X from alphabet puzzle, X alphabet block
Y- yak, yo-yo, yarn, year book, yoga mat, yoga DVD
Z- zebra, zookeeper, zoo, zoo animal, zucchini, zipper, Ziplock, ziti pasta
Have any other ideas for the list? I’d love to hear them and add them on! Just leave them in the comments below!