Show and Tell Letter I: 55 Incredible Ideas!


Feeling irritated trying to imagine what to bring to Show and Tell for Letter I? Look no further I’ve got you covered with 55 incredible ideas!

Show and tell letter I

Show and Tell is always a highly anticipated weekly event in my household, and I love to lean into the excitement of it!

Throughout the week leading up to show and tell, my son and I keep a running list of items that start with the focus letter.  Not all items on the list are show and tell potentials, but we like to see how high we can get our list.  As an added bonus, this is a fun, low-key way to build phonological awareness!

Check out my insanely good ideas for show and tell for letter I and my best show and tell tips!

Tips for Show and Tell

  • Plan Ahead. Don’t be caught last minute trying to scrounge up an item for show and tell for letter v. Use this list to prepare for the big day.
  • Consider Categories. When brainstorming for show and tell, you might find it helpful to think in categories like: food, characters/famous people, animals, toys, things, and places.
  • Think Outside of the Box. Sometimes you/a family member/ or friend may have a skill (any ichthyologists out there?) or an item (Italian ice cart? Yes, please!) that is a perfect fit for the letter. You can contact your child’s teacher about about setting up an amazing learning experience for the class.


My #1 tip for Show and Tell? Don’t forget your item!

You can go digital and set a reminder on your phone.

Or, take the old school route and stick a post it note on the door

Show and Tell Letter I Ideas

THINGS that start with Letter I

  • Ironman or any Ironman related item: This is great for the superhero lovers out there!
  • Incredible Hulk: Hulk can help your preschooler smash show and tell!
  • Incredibles related items
  • Instrument: Homemade or the real-deal, either work!
  • Ink pen
  • Ice pack
  • Insect catching items: Anything from a bug house to a butterfly net would qualify!
  • Infant: Babydoll or infant related item
  • Index card
  • Illustration: Kids could bring their own artwork, or an illustration from their favorite picture book!
  • Ice skates
  • Inline skates
  • Inner tube
  • I sports team gear: Any Iowa State fans out there?
  • I destination items: Souvenirs like t-shirts, postcards or specialty items from Indiana, Ireland or Iceland would be great!
  • Inch: You could use a ruler that marks inches, or you could select an item that is an inch long.
  • Igloo: If you’re looking for a fun project, build an igloo using marshmallows and toothpicks!
  • Island: This could be an island related item from a trip, or your preschooler could identify an island on a map.
  • Icicle: Kiddos could bring icicle lights or a picture of an icicle.
  • Irish Springs soap
  • Ivory soap
  • Ivy
  • Iris
  • Indigo colored item.

FOODs that start with Letter I

images of food that start with letter i
  • Ice cream
  • Ice cream cone
  • Icee
  • Ice cream cake
  • Instant noodles
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Instant pudding
  • Irish potato
  • Idaho potato
  • Icing
  • Ice Breakers
  • Iced coffee: Your child’s teacher may prefer you to not send the actual coffee 😉 But, an empty Starbucks cup or cute mug would fit the bill!
  • Iced tea
  • Italian ice
  • Ice pop
  • Iceberg lettuce

ANIMALS that start with Letter I

  • Insect
  • Inchworm
  • Ibex
  • Ibis
  • Indian elephant
  • Indochinese tiger
  • Indian rhinoceros
  • Indri lemur
  • Immortal jellyfish
  • Irish Setter
  • Impala
  • Iguanodon
  • Iguana
  • Indigo bunting
  • Invertebrate animal: This opens the door to spiders, crabs, snails or earthworms!

Use this list of insanely good ideas to make Show and Tell for letter I a breeze!

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