Segments with their own pages

Henson clay animated segments

Word showcases

Crossover (cast letter building)

In fast motion, some of the adult characters assemble fractured letters.

Letter Commercials (stories)

Alphabet Dancers

A series of fast motion films where some kids dance around and then form the letter of the day. Narration provided by Maria.

Letters in space

Letters go into space then fly through space and land on the Moon.

Consonant sound (mostly poems)

Letter hoist

A series of films where construction workers hoist the letter of the day to the top of a building in fast motion. The letters in question are what become the neon sign for the Empire Hotel in New York City. Joe Raposo composed the score.

Sand animals

Gordon voiceover

Crayon animation

Fans of Letters

A series of films where fans unveil the letter of the day.

Letter Planets

A series of films where the letter of the day is shown on a CGI planet and a rocket ship flies by. Maria does voiceover while saying the letter of the day.

Typefaces

A hand writes the letter of the day which appears in various typefaces. These segments appeared as early as Season 22.

Pencil Box/School Supplies

A pencil box full of either art or school supplies flies onto the screen and opens itself. The supplies fly out of the pencil box and make the letter of the day. For the art supplies segments, the art supplies dance around the screen after making the letter of the day.

Jane Aaron segments

An assortment of live-action segments created by Jane Aaron, featuring ornate letters on outdoor locations, becoming animated usually through the use of "pixellation" effects. Some segments featured the letter (attached to a metal rod) either rotating or swinging across the screen.

Planting Letters

A series of stop motion films where a girl is watering her garden and the letter of the day comes out of the ground. The music for the segments was composed by Dave Conner, and feature vocals by Lillias White.

Computer Letters

Girls sing and clap

Hand Tricks

Letter Candles

Candles unmelt to form the letter in uppercase and lowercase.

Fishy Letters

A series of animation films where the letter of the day is formed by a school of fish in both uppercase and lowercase. A crab says the letter of the day.

Paper fold

A series of films where a piece of paper shows the letter of the day in uppercase, lowercase, and both upper and lower as it crumples.

Alphabet Flyers

A series of films where children fly around and then form the letter of the day.

Falling Leaves

Playing Cards

Airplanes and clouds

Airplanes make the letter of the day from clouds. They fly around it shortly after.

Fun Factory

Letter Words Dance with Kids

Chanting

A church choir chants the letter of the day as it is shown in uppercase and lowercase. After the chanting, one of the choir members says the letter.

Underwater (Jaws spoof series)

Letters on the Street

Children (in voiceover) find places in their neighborhood that starts with the letter of the day.

Computer Matching

A girl plays a matching game on the computer to find the letter of the day.

Magnets

Safari

A series of films where kids discover a wild letter of the day in the jungle as it swings a la Tarzan style.

Beach Letters

A series where a letter was shown down at the beach through three parts: a person dancing in a letter costume, a girl writing the letter in sand, and lastly, the letter being shown on a flag. Mo Willems wrote and directed the segments.

Letter Flipdoors

A song about the letter of the day is played while flipdoor pictures are shown spinning around.

Letter Astronauts

Her, His

A series of films where a boy thinks up something that starts with the letter of the day, and then a girl thinks up something that starts with that letter. Then, they both say something together that begins with the letter of the day.

Kids Forms with their Bodies/Ballerina Pose

Measure of the Letters

Mailbox

BUILDESTROY junkyard paper cutouts (UN)

Construction

Yoga

Man at Computer

Stage Performance

A girl performs things on a stage that have to do with the letter. This series appeared early as the the thirty-fifth season

Limerick Animals

Animals

Building Shapes

Casey Karem

Paint on a Window

Where do they fit?

Objects

The viewer must determine which one of the four things begins with the letter of the day.

Fireflies

Movement

In a school gym, children form the letter of the day and then do an exercise related to the letter of the day.

Army Ants

Hidden Letters

Kids with Words

Kids Love with Words

Solid Letters

Alphabet Pictures

Man Paints on His Hand

See also

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