You can make your own Alphabet Kits to use in the classroom or at home for cheap!
I love the letters found at this site: www.alphabetletter.com
You can order them with magnets or not. You also can get the vowels in different colors. You can get an alphabet set for as low at $1.15!! Love them.
I think there is a minimum order requirement. So.... have a group of your friends go in on one order!
I made two different kinds of sets:
I just bought a tackle box from Wal-Mart to keep my letters in. This is my kit that I would use in Reading groups or just use with my three year old at home.
I just bought some pencil boxes when they were cheap right before back to school. You can find these small mirrors at Dollar Tree. I put an alphabet set in the box with a mirror. Preschoolers and Kinder age kiddos have fun looking at themselves in the mirror as they make their letter sounds. The kids think this is hilarious!