WEEK 3, DAY 3: Princess Presto’s Spelling Day

On Day 3, Princess Presto’s Spelling Day, the activities focus on letter sounds and spelling.

Click on the links below to access an overview of the Day 3 activities, the Day 3 materials list, instructions for each activity (including related PDFs), take-home worksheets, and links to the related episode, computer game, and video clips.



Day 3 Syllabus
The schedule and overview of activities for Week 3, Day 3 (Princess Presto’s Spelling Day!)
  • Syllabus (PDF)



Day 3 Materials
A list of the materials needed for Week 3, Day 3 of camp.
  • Materials (PDF)



Introduction to Princess Presto’s Spelling Day and Previous Day Review
Campers talk about Princess Presto and are introduced to the day’s activities. They review the camp rules, and the literacy skills that they learned on Days 1 and 2.


Interactive Viewing: “Around the World Adventure” / Transform into Princess Presto
The group watches and discusses “Around the World Adventure” episode, then transforms into Princess Presto whose “Spelling Power” is the focus of the Day 3 activities. Download or stream the episode using the link below.
  • Princess Presto Mask (PDF)
  • “Around the World Adventure” Episode (Download - Right Click and Save As | View)




Computer Time (Optional): Princess Presto’s Spectacular Sounds Bingo
Campers play Princess Presto’s Spectacular Sounds Bingo computer game as a group activity. They take turns listening to a letter sound then finding the letter with the sound. A link to the game can be found below.
  • Instructions (PDF)
  • Princess Presto's Spectacular Sounds Bingo online game (Play!)



Craft Activity: Sun and Sand
Campers make sun-catchers from construction and contact paper. Then, as letters are called out, they write the letters in the sand.
  • Sun catcher template (PDF)



Game: Presto!
In this BINGO variation, campers start with a board covered with letters. When a letter is called, they take it off their boards. The first camper with a row of cleared letters wins!
  • PRESTO cards (animal pictures), small letter cards (PDF)



Movement Activity: All Aboard the Letter-Sound Train and Finding Super Letters
Campers line up to form a train that’s touring through the continents. Along the way, they call out words that begin with a selected letter. They then search for the Super Letters and find the Super Story Answer.
  • Letter cards, Super letters (PDF)



Extended Learning
Campers watch a video clip of Princess Presto then name various words that start with the letters s, u, or n. They then identify letters after hearing the letter sounds. Download or stream the video clip below.


Wrap Up
Do a quick review of the letter sounds practiced in Day 3. If you wish, do a one-on-one assessment of each camper’s ability to identify the letter sounds in the word sun. Then sing the Hip Hip Hurray song to celebrate the accomplishments of the day.
  • Instructions (PDF)
  • Letter Cards (PDF)
  • Continent coloring sheets: North and South America (PDF)
  • Day 3 Assessment Materials - Optional (PDF)



Take-home Materials
Princess Presto’s Animal Friends Worksheet: Campers will find Princess Presto’s animal friends by circling the animal that starts with a given letter. Princess Presto’s Sun Photo Album Worksheet: Campers will help Princess Presto fill her sun photo album with pictures that start with s, u and n.
  • Princess Presto Worksheets (PDF)



All of Day 3
Print all the Day 3 materials described in the links above.

Additional Resources:

PBS Teachers PBS Raising Readers PBS Parents