I have always loved the activity of creating alphabet friezes, books, lists or even poetry.
Their creation is a great example of integrating work in English with work in Visual Arts.
A great idea is to get a senior class to collaborate in creating an alphabet frieze for display in the infant classroom.
Any topic can be chosen - you simply have to find a word for each letter of the alphabet.
The illustration of each object can make use of a number of different art techniques - drawing, painting, printing, collage, montage, mosaic or even fabric applique.
Commercial artists have also produced alphabet books - an opportunity to look at and respond to the work of some very interesting books e.g. "The Lowry Lexicon " or "An Imaginary Menagerie" by Roger McGough.
Animals are often a great first topic to look at - here is a possible list to begin with
C conger eel
K king cobra
X x-ray fish
We have just started on a Christmas lexicon - can you complete one?
B blitzen the reindeer
C candles ...........