I'm planning on teaching letters using the recommended order from this website. The letters are presented so that the most common letters are introduced first. The logic is that it gets kids using the letters and reading words early in their learning.
For our "D is for Duck" week, I've made a folder game that uses all the letters we'd learned previously (a, m, t, s, i, f, d). The child is instructed to place the ducks in their pond so that each letter has a home. The second version of this game encouraged children to use the "letter ducks" to spell words (provided) in the "word pond."
To download the PDF of this game, click on the link below:
Home in the Pond
Bonus: Letter and Word Tracing Worksheets