I used a cereal box to make a small cube. Simply make a cross-shape with six equal boxes in it. Then cut, fold, and tape.
I wrote six A-themed activities on each side of the cube.
Crawl like an ant.
Fly like an airplane.
Touch someone's arm.
Walk like an ape.
Tickle someone's ankle.
Chomp like an alligator.
We roll the cube and do the activity. It took Little Lady a while to catch on, but it's been fun for us all!
A is for alphabet song.
We just sing this song all the time. I make a point to sing it during diaper changes. She hums along!
I also found this song on YouTube. It's a phonics song and the tune is really catchy. I found myself singing it daily, and changing the words so I could name lots of "A" words. For instance:
A is for apple, a a apple, A is for ant, a a ant.
A is for alligator, a a alligator, A is for arm, a a arm.
This tune sticks in my head like no other. I think we'll continue with my made-up words throughout each letter this year. I'm sure I'll be humming this tune to my grandchildren someday. It sticks, I'm telling you.
A is for animal noises.
We had fun using our sensory finger puppets to help us make a great deal of animals noises. Little Lady's favorites are how a duck says "ka ka" and the spitty spray of an elephant.
A is for agua.
I tried to use the word agua pointedly every time we played with or in water: in the bath, helping me do dishes at the sink, or when I let her slop around with some toys in bubbly water at the sink while I cooked.