One of the activities I just finished with my students was creating a student-generated ABC chart. For the first 2 weeks of school, I felt kind of funny because I didn't have my store bought ABC chart above my board. The space was left empty for THEIR work. I had my students work in partners or on their own (whichever they preferred) to create an ABC chart for above the board. I already had typed up the letters so they were big enough to see. The students decided what picture they could draw that started with the letter of their page, then I wrote the word below it.
Here are a couple of samples of my students' work:
This is so powerful because it really means something to them. I never would have thought of "tornado siren" for the t, but one of my kindergartners did!
If you are interested in the materials for this activity, they are available in my Letter-Sound Awareness Pack on Teachers Pay Teachers. It is packed with different kinds of cards and activities for introducing or reinforcing letters and their sounds. In fact... I'm so excited about this pack that I'd love to give it to the first 5 people for free. Leave me a comment with your email, and I'd be glad to send it to you!