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Letter "Aa"

Letter "Bb"

Letter "Cc"

Letter "Dd"  

Letter “Ee"

Letter "Ff"

Letter "Gg"

Letter "Hh"

Letter "Ii"

Letter "Jj"

Letter "Kk"

Letter "Ll"  

Letter "Mm"

Letter "Nn"

Letter "Oo"

Letter "Pp"

Letter "Qq"


Letter "Rr"

Letter "Ss"  

Letter "Tt"

Letter "Uu"

Letter "Vv"

Letter "Ww"

Letter "Xx"  

Letter "Yy"

Letter "Zz"


Circle Time


Handprint Calendar


Winter Theme Crafts


Valentines Day


Cooking


Rainbows


St Patrick's Day


Easter


Astrology & Space


Gardening and Flowers


Insects


Mother's Day


Father's Day



Teddy Bears


Independence Day


Dental Health


Nutrition


Fire Safety


Personal Safety


Name Recognition


Simple Science


Halloween




Thanksgiving


Numbers and Quantities


Counting


Christmas


Gingerbread Theme


Craft Recipes



Boredom Busters & Rainy Day Activities


Brain Development in Early Childcare


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Letter "Dd" Recognition Craft Projects & Activities




We spend one week reinforcing each letter with crafts and activities.
Schedule of Activities




"Dd" is for Dinosaur Puppet


Children color their dinosaur, cut out, and glue to a craft stick Email me if you want the pattern and I will send it to you.


"Dd" is for Dog


Give children newspaper strips to stuff a brown or white paper bag with. Fold down the top of the bag and staple on ears as shown. Give children eyes and nose to glue to the top and make the face. Squeeze the bag at the center and staple a strip of construction paper around it. Glue paws on the bottom of the bag and a tail on the back. Name your dog and print his name on a dog tag. Stape or glue to the collar.

"Dd" is for Drum.


Make a drum. Any food container with a plastic lid will work . You can use margarine tubs, coffee cans, oatmeal canisters, etc. Wrap brightly colored construction paper around your drum and glue into place. Children can decorate the drum with paper scraps, yarn, and other miscellaneous craft materials. Use a permanent marker to write both an upper and lower case d on the plastic lid. Use pencils as drum sticks and as the children beats the drum they should say "d, d, d, d, d." It might also be fun to turn on a cd and beat along with the music.


Alphabet Collage Books

During the school year we will make a page for every letter, number, shape, and color we are learning. Each week children will put their new collage pages into a binder kept at home. Parents are encouraged to use the binder to review the pages with their child regularly. At the end of the year the children will have a nice memento of their preschool year as well a a complete alphabet, number, color, and shape book.
"D" Collage

Instructions:

Print the Letter Page:

Letter D Template


Color the Letter. For this one we used dinosaur stickers.
More Collage Ideas for Letter D

Glue on Diamonds cut from different colored construction paper.

Magazine Cutouts

Dots - from a hole punch or drawn with markers.

Find things in magazines that start with D.

Dimes - crayon rubbings.

Dollar signs or dollar bills (play money or printed from the internet)




Blank Letter Template:

Blank Letter D
Letter D Sponge Painting
For our sponge painted collage we use light colored construction paper. These Alphabet and misc. sponges are available from school supply stores, hobby stores, $1 store, or Walmart. Cut down the construction paper if you want to put them into a binder.


Group Time Activity


Make a drum. Any food container with a plastic lid will work . You can use margarine tubs, coffee cans, oatmeal canisters, etc. Wrap brightly colored construction paper around your drum and glue into place. Children can decorate the drum with paper scraps, yarn, and other miscellaneous craft materials. Use a permanent marker to write both an upper and lower case d on the plastic lid. Use pencils as drum sticks and as the children beats the drum they should say "d, d, d, d, d." It might also be fun to turn on a cd and beat along with the music.



"Dd" Detectives
Ahead of time, write many different capital and lowercase letters on small sticky notes and place them all around the room. Ask for volunteers who would like to be the "D detectives". Let your detectives carry magnifying glasses to look for capital and lowercase d's around the room. After they've each found one, have them bring the letters to you. Play with new volunteers until everyone has had a turn.











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