Clap: Clap each letter.
Snap and Clap: Snap the vowels and clap the consonants.
Stomp: Stomp each letter.
Pinch: Pinch each letter.
Movie Star Kisses: Put your hand to your mouth, throw each letter a kiss, like Marilyn Monroe at the Oscars.
Fly Like a Bird: Arms flapping up and down.
Nose: Hold your nose and spell it.
Tap It: Tap it out on your desk.
Cheer It: Like a cheerleader, alternate arms and shoot into the air.
Pound It: Pound fist into open hand for each letter.
Volcano: Start out as a whisper, get louder with each letter, and explode when you say the last letter.
Slow Motion: Stretch out the sound of each letter.
Frog Jumps: Start standing up, as you sat each letter crouch down a little farther, jump into the air at the end as you say the word.
Pat It: Pat heads for tall letters, tummies for short letters, and knees for letters that extend below.
Hula: Hands on hips and swivel for each letter, hands in the air at the end when you say the word.
Jumping Jacks: One letter for each movement.
Toe Touches: Cross the midline and touch each opposite toe for each letter.
Frisbee: Throw each letter out Frisbee style.
The Swim: Swim the letters, hold your nose, and go down at the end when you say the word.
Imaginary Chalkboard: Children pretend a chalkboard is in front of them. Write each letter on the chalkboard, making letters large. When you finish each word, pretend to erase it.
Tigger Bounce: Bounce up and down for each letter.
Alligator Clap: Open and close arms for each letter.
Throw the stars: Throw one hand at a time up toward the ceiling for each letter.
Mexican Hat Dance: Alternate feet in front.
Dribble and Shoot: Dribble the letters and shoot the word.
Pumping Iron: Pretend to lift weights, one rep for each letter.
Whisper It: Whisper each letter.
Disco: Pretend to be John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. Hand starts at stomach for each letter. Hand up for consonants, down for vowels.
Hand Jive: (From Grease) Pair children up. Children clap hands together for consonants and clap their laps for vowels. They put their hands in the air as they say the word.
Note: Not all of these are for everyone. Try a few and make rote memorization fun. Besides, you are appealing to auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners. (These ideas are gathered from various Four Blocks teachers over the Techers.net listserve.)