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Yaking Alphabet
with YAKiT
Letter sounds are a foundational skill for every Kindergartener. They all have to learn them, why not make it fun. With Yakit, students become the letter of the week as they add the sound and offer words that begin with that letter.

Target Grade Level: Kindergarten

Common Core Standards:

Materials: Yakit App by Freak’n Genius Inc
10 Frame Fill

Before the lesson: Introduce the letter of the week in a manner that is customary in your classroom. Demonstrate how the Yakit app works with students.

As a Center: After students are comfortable with using the app, have them use the Ipad to create mini videos of the letter of the week. The videos can be exported and shared easily with the class or parents.

Did you know… There are many apps out there that can be used to animate pictures. We chose Yakit for Kindergarten students because it is extremely easy to use. Yakit can be used with any grade level to make inanimate objects come to life. Students will have fun while learning and sharing facts about anything you can imagine. Set them free and see what happens!


Kimberly Simpson Kimberly Simpson
Kimberly is a sixteen-year veteran in education and currently serves as the Coordinator for ClassWithApps through the Institute for Innovative Community Learning at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. She has developed and been instrumental in infusing tablet instruction into the classrooms at C.A. Weis Elementary School. Read more about Kimberly Simpson and the rest of the Class With Apps Team.


  • Gurneth Slavens
    August 27, 2013 at 4:27 am

    Now this is genius!

  • Kyle Kesterson
    August 28, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Hi Kimberly, I’m the CEO of Freak’n Genius and caught wind of your review and wanted to say thank you!

    This is such a wonderful use of YAKiT and brings a huge smile to my face! I would absolutely love to see what the kids are making with it.

    Please don’t hesitate to let me know of any thoughts or ideas you may have to help us make it even easier and more fun.


    – Kyle

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