Show and Share – A-Z Items for your kid to bring

Show and Share A-Z Items

(Photo credit: Sarah Hoag with Sarah Hoag Photography // @SarahHoagPhotography)

I love Harley’s preschool. She’s only two, but she’s learning so much there, and it’s fantastic. It’s way more than babysitting, it’s a real school environment with circle time, friends and socialization and all that other good stuff. Of course, it also means that we get put on the spot to bring things into class for show and share now, and they are currently working their way through the alphabet.

We had a bit of a scramble when I got the message. What could we send in that starts with an A? An apple – I didn’t have one in the house! My mom and I sent each other a series of hilarious messages including asbestos, anesthesia and aluminum foil. She finally came up with a winning suggestion, but I realized that I need to start thinking my way through the whole alphabet now and setting things aside that Harley can bring in for show and share (when did it stop being called show and tell??) for the next 25 weeks.  So, in case you’re going through something similar, here’re some ideas for each letter of the alphabet. Also, I mention some animals in my list below – I refer to stuffed toys or figurines or whatnot, not actually expecting your kid to bring an alligator or car to school.

Items beginning with A

  • Apron (What we finally decided to go with)
  • Action figure
  • Apple
  • Asparagus
  • Apricot
  • Alligator
  • Acorn
  • Anchor

Show and share "A" Items for your kid to bring to school

Items beginning with B

  • Bunny
  • Bib
  • Basket
  • Ball
  • Bottle
  • Book
  • Bracelet
  • Bowl
  • Buffalo
Show and share "B" Items for your kid to bring to school
Bibs: Bumkins

Items beginning with C

  • Cookie
  • Crocodile
  • Calendar
  • Car
  • Crayon
  • Card
  • Controller
  • Caterpillar

Show and share "C" Items for your kid to bring to school

Items beginning with D

  • Doll
  • Dish
  • Duck
  • Diaper
  • Dress
  • Die-20

Items beginning with E

  • Elephant
  • Emory board
  • Egg
  • Earring
  • Eggplant
  • Eraser

Items beginning with F

  • Frog
  • Funnel
  • Flower
  • Fire Engine
  • Fish
  • Fan
  • Fork

Items beginning with G

  • Goat
  • Ghost
  • Gel
  • Grain
  • Game
  • Glove
  • Garlic

Items beginning with H

  • House
  • Hoop
  • Hook
  • Ham
  • Hairbrush
  • Hammer

Items beginning with I

  • Insert
  • Ice
  • Ink
  • Ivy
  • Iron

Items beginning with J

  • Jacket
  • Jam
  • Juice
  • Jump Rope

Items beginning with K

  • Keyboard
  • Key
  • Ketchup
  • Kettle
  • Koala

Items beginning with L

  • Lace
  • Ladle
  • Lamb
  • Lamp
  • Lion
  • Lemon
  • Lobster
  • Lollipop
  • Lettuce
  • Lightsaber

Items beginning with M

  • Mail
  • Magnet
  • Map
  • Man
  • Muffin
  • Mirror
  • Mask
  • Marshmallow

Items beginning with N

  • Nail
  • Napkin
  • Necklace
  • Nuts (Check if okay with school first!)
  • Nunchuk

Items beginning with O

  • Oatmeal
  • Octopus
  • Onion
  • Olive
  • Oil

Items beginning with P

  • Pot
  • Pretzels
  • Panda
  • Potato
  • Paper
  • Pens
  • Pig
  • Piano
  • Princess Leia

Items beginning with Q

  • Q-tip
  • Quilt
  • Quartz

Items beginning with R

  • Rabbit
  • Radio
  • Rhino
  • Rock
  • Rice

Items beginning with S

  • Salad
  • Sandals
  • Sea Shell
  • Skirt
  • Spinach
  • Sunglasses

Items beginning with T

  • Tape
  • Teddy
  • Toast
  • Truck
  • Train
  • Tardis

Items beginning with U

  • Umbrella
  • Unicorn
  • Underwear

Items beginning with V

  • Vest
  • Violin
  • Volcano
  • Vulture

Items beginning with W

  • Wand
  • Waffles
  • Watch
  • Whale
  • Watermelon

Items beginning with X

  • X-Ray
  • Xylophone

Items beginning with Y

  • Yam
  • Yo-Yo
  • Yak
  • Yogurt

Items beginning with Z

  • Zebra
  • Zipper
  • Zucchini

Seriously, why do they have to make this so hard for us parents?! What’s the weirdest assignment you’ve gotten from your kids’ school? And if you have any other ideas for show and share, please leave them in the comments and I’ll add them to the list!


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