Show and Tell Ideas for kids

130+ Show and Tell Ideas from A-Z

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I don’t know about you, but our family loves show and tell day! My kids look forward to show and tell each week, when they are able to take an item to school that starts with or represents a specific letter of the alphabet. Unfortunately, I don’t always think to prepare in advance and we are scrambling to think of something that starts with a certain letter right before going to school! That’s why last year I created a list for show and tell ideas for every letter from A to Z!

Tips for Finding Show and Tell Items

In a perfect world, I remember to find show and tell items a couple of days in advance. I encourage my preschooler to help me find a particular item that starts with the letter sound, so that they do most of the “work” of associating the item with the letter of the week.

It also helps to ensure they know what they are supposed to share at school, and don’t end up sharing a “teapot” instead of a “kettle” for letter K day. Whoops!

I also make sure not to send anything expensive, fragile, or super sentimental – just in case. Our school also currently has a rule to not send any loveys or soft toys, due to current sanitation procedures.

When we try to think of items for show and tell, I try to go through various categories of things we have in our house:

If all else fails, I send foam letters from our bathtub toys or a letter from a wooden alphabet puzzle.

Show and Tell Ideas for kids

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Show and Tell Ideas for Every Letter from A to Z

I have created a detailed list of show and tell ideas for every letter, with a variety of ideas that fit the categories listed above. For quick and easy reference (because I know how hectic mom life can be!), I am listing a few ideas for each letter here.

If you want more ideas (especially ideas that are creative for any of you overachievers), click through to the specific letter of the week.

Letter A Ideas

Letter B Ideas

Letter C Ideas

Letter D Ideas

Letter E Ideas

Letter F Ideas

Letter G Ideas

Letter H Ideas

Letter I Ideas

Letter J Ideas

Letter K Ideas

Letter L Ideas

Letter M Ideas

Letter N Ideas

Letter O Ideas

Letter P Ideas

Letter Q Ideas

Letter R Ideas

Letter S Ideas

Letter T Ideas

Letter U Ideas

  • umbrella
  • ukulele
  • Uncle _____ (photo of family member)
  • Ursula (from The Little Mermaid)
  • uniform
  • more letter U ideas here

Letter V Ideas

  • violin
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar (book)
  • valentine
  • vegetable
  • Venelope Von Sweets (from Wreck It Ralph)
  • more letter V ideas here

Letter W Ideas

Letter X Ideas

Letter Y Ideas

Letter Z Ideas

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Show and Tell ideas from a to z
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As a mom of 4 kids (and the oldest of 4 kids herself), Amanda has over 30 years of parenting experience. A former special education teacher, Amanda has a Master’s degree in Special Education and a second M. Ed. in Educational Leadership.

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