Letter Bears - I don’t know who gave me this idea for letter bears, but I love it! First you cut 26 bears out of brown construction paper. Label each bear with a letter (upper and lowercase). Mix up the bears and sing this song to the tune of “Brown Bear” or “Twinkle Little Star.”
Aa bear, Aa bear, what do you see?
Pencil Cheer - Pretend to sharpen a pencil in an electric sharpener as you make a buzzing sound. Blow off the end and then point it at a child as you say, “You’re sharp.”
Backwards Firecracker - Teachers from St. Marcus Lutheran outside of Milwaukee said that they do the fire cracker cheer backwards. Ahh - wiggle fingers Clap hands Bring palms down as you “ssssssss.”
Pound with a Sparkle - These same teachers taught me the “pound with a sparkle” cheer. Make a fist with your right hand and touch knuckles with your partner. Pull fingers away with a jazzy wiggle and a sizzle. I also thought that this could be a new handshake called “pop and sizzle.”