WEEK 1, DAY 1: Alpha Pig’s Alphabet Day

On Day 1, Alpha Pig’s Alphabet Day, the activities focus on the alphabet and letter identification.

Click on the links below to access an overview of the Day 1 activities, the Day 1 materials list, instructions for each activity (including related materials PDFs), take-home worksheets, and links to the related episode, computer game, and video clips.



Day 1 Syllabus
The schedule and overview of activities for Week 1, Day 1 (Alpha Pig’s Alphabet Day!)
  • Syllabus (PDF)



Day 1 Materials
A list of the materials needed for Week 1, Day 1 of camp.
  • Materials (PDF)



Introduction to Alpha Pig‘s Alphabet Day
The campers meet their teacher and each other. They talk about SUPER WHY, then discuss what they will be doing during the week. Camp rules are established.
  • Name Tags, Images Of The Super Readers(PDF)



Interactive Viewing: “The Three Little Pigs” / Transform into Alpha Pig
The group watches and discusses the episode “SUPER WHY and the Three Little Pigs.” They then transform into Alpha Pig, whose “Alphabet Power” is the focus of the Day 1 activities. Download or stream the episode using the link below.
  • Alpha Pig Mask (PDF)
  • “Three Little Pigs” Episode (Download - Right Click and Save As | View)





Computer Time (Optional): Alpha Pig Alpha Bricks
Campers play the Alpha Pig Alpha Bricks computer game as a group activity. They take turns identifying letters of the alphabet until all the letters have been found. A link to the game can be found here.
  • Instructions (PDF)
  • Alpha Pig's Alpha Bricks online game (Play!)



Craft Activity: Lickety Letters
Campers practice letter identification skills by finding the letters in their names and then making a personalized name sign.
  • Lickety Letters (PDF)



Game: Letter ID Bingo Game
Reinforce letter identification skills with this interactive, letter-based version of Bingo.
  • Letter cards, 20 Bingo cards, place markers (PDF)



Movement Activity: Letter Scavenger Hunt Game and Finding Super Letters
Campers search for and identify letters hidden throughout the room. Then, just like the Super Readers in the SUPER WHY episode, they search for the Super Letters and use them to find the Super Story Answer.
  • Letter Hunt list, Super Letters (PDF)



Extended Learning
Sing along with Alpha Pig’s ABC song, then play the Alpha Pig game from the episode. Download or stream the video clip the link below.


Wrap Up
Do a quick review of the letters introduced and practiced in Day 1. If you wish, do a one-on-one assessment of each camper’s ability to identify the letters. Then sing the Hip Hip Hurray song to celebrate the accomplishments of the day.
  • Wrap Up (PDF)
  • The Three Little Pigs Coloring Book (PDF)
  • Day 1 Assessment Materials (Optional) (PDF)



Take-home Materials
In worksheet #1, campers find letters hidden in a picture. In worksheet #2, they color the letters of the alphabet and circle the letters in their names.
  • Alpha Pig Worksheets (PDF)



All of Day 1
Print all the Day 1 materials described in the links above.

Additional Resources:

PBS Teachers PBS Raising Readers PBS Parents