Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday Teachings - The Letter D

As we move through the alphabet we are taking a break at the letter D this week. Some words that start with D are: Daughter, Dinner, Dessert, Dirt, Dribble, Dragon, Dinosaur, Duck, Doorknob, Doll, Dog and Disc.

To print the letter D, just click on print and follow the directions.

For our craft project we decided to start with Dinosaur. We printed the letter D and painted it green. Once it was dry we turned it on its side and put spikes made of sticky backed craft foam along the back and drew on a face.

Our next project was a Duck. We painted the letter D with green, brown, yellow and orange. Once the paint dried we then glued on some wings. These were the feathers we had but any type of feathers would work.

Another craft that we were going to try out was Dirt. We were going to cover the letter D with glue and then sprinkle on some dirt and let it dry. We ended up having a busier weekend then I planned so we were unable to get to that.

You can print out the letter D and put it in a clear sheet protector/report cover or laminate it and give the child a dry erase marker to practice writing the letter D.

You can write the letter D on a chalkboard and give the kid a small amount of water with a paint brush. They can dip the brush in the water and use it to erase/trace your letter.

Find the letter D. Give a child a marker and an old magazine or newspaper. Ask them to go through a few pages and circle the letter D.

Lacing Cards - Print out the letter D and laminate it. Punch a hole every inch or so and let the child lace yarn or a shoestring.

Paint Bag - Squirt some tempura paint of shaving cream in a zipper style bag. Seal the bag, squeezing out as much air as possible. For safety and cleanliness sake, tape the bag closed also. Now put the bag on the desk and allow the child to trace the D.

All crafts that are easy to save, please hold onto those and put them all in a Alphabet Binder for the child. To make the binders I will put the pictures in sheet protectors and then put them in a 3 ring binder.

Some foods that start with the letter D are: Doughnuts, Dijon Mustard, Devil's Food Cake, Deviled Eggs, Dumplings, Dill Pickles and Dressing.

For our food activity we decided to make Dirt Cups and they were delicious!

We used little clear cups and layered in chocolate pudding covered with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. We then put Gummy Worms or Sour Worms on top of the "Dirt".

Take some time and practice the alphabet with your kids.

The Attached Mama's Alphabet Craft Collection

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