A while back I found this Alphabet poster at the dollarstore! I wasn't sure at the time what I would use it for so I just tucked it away behind the bookshelf for someday when I would become inspired. Well today C found the poster dragged it out and laid it on the floor. Both C and J were very excited about the poster and they sang the ABC song, talked about all the animals on it and started hopping from animal to animal. It was then (fearing for my poster) that I suggested they bring out their animals and make matches to the poster. The kiddos jumped on that idea and dug thru their basket of animals, saying the animal names and then placing the animal on its corresponding beginning letter sound. It was great practice and the kiddos were very engaged. It was great to see them making connections like "both cow and cat start with C" and "puppy starts with a P but dog starts with a D".