I'm struggling wit this one. I know (or I think, anyway) that every Head Start classroom is supposed to have a letter wall up, and do activities with it. We do our letter wall in small groups (half of our class, which means at most eight per group), but I'm struggling with activities. At first, I was giving them clues about each word and seeing if they could guess the word. Like, for example... pumpkin. I would give clues like this: I have a word that starts with P (even though all the words start like that, they forget). This word is for something orange. It is a vegetable that grows on a vine. It has two parts (syllables). etc... until either they guess right or it's time to move to the next word. They struggled with that, I think because I've got mostly three year olds this year, and they couldn't remember what a word was, or what letter we were doing... it was a mess and it took for-ev-er. So now, I'm showing them the card and telling them about the word like this: "This is a pumpkin. Pumpkin is spelled... And it has two parts (syllables). Pumpkins are orange. Pumpkins are vegetables that grow on long vines, etc etc. But it seems like they're bored. I feel like it should be more interactive, but also it needs to be fairly short-and-sweet (again, mostly threes this year). I asked the teachers in the full-day class, but they don't even do their letter wall unless they know someone (like our coordinators) is coming in to observe. So... Any ideas would be more than appreciated.