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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Letter D Lesson Plan

Letter D Preschool Activities

Objective: To learn about the letter D

Book(s):

  • Daisy, My Dad, and the Letter D by Cynthia Klingel and Robert B. Noyed
  • What Pete Ate from A-Z by Maira Kalman
  • Amazing ABC by Sean Kenney
  • First ABC from Tiger Tales

Music: “The Letter People – Meet Mr. D” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBgnh55fOJM)

Fine Motor Skills:

  • CCBS pages 250-255
  • BPW pages 92-95
  • Language Arts page 7
  • LLA pages 10-11
  • PALAW page 4
  • Uppercase page 6
  • Lowercase page 4

American Sign Language: Hold the index finger straight up. Rest the other three fingers on the thumb. (https://parentingpatch.com/baby-sign-language-fingerspelling-d-e-f/)

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Craft/Activity 1: Little Letter D Book

Materials

  • Little Letter D Book template (http://www.themeasuredmom.com/nursery-rhymes-for-kids-for-letter-d/)
  • Blank paper
  • Stapler

Directions

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  1. Print the Little Letter D Book template onto the blank paper.
  2. Cut an even line across the center of the page.
  3. Fold the two sheets to make a book.
  4. Staple the book together.
  5. Read the Little Letter D Book.

Craft/Activity 2: Delicious Donuts

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Decorating materials
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Cut the construction paper into donut shapes.
  2. Decorate the paper donuts with various materials such as paper scraps, beads, glitter, markers, crayons, paint, and stickers.

Craft/Activity 3: Dotted Ds

Materials

  • Letter D template (http://www.quality-kids-crafts.com/support-files/letter-d-template.pdf)
  • Blank paper
  • Dot stickers

Directions

  1. Print the letter D template onto the blank paper.
  2. Decorate the Ds with the dot stickers.

Optional: Set the finished D craft aside to bind into a book at the end of the alphabet lesson.

References

Big Preschool Workbook (P). 2014. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0887431456
Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills (Grade P). 2011. American Education Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60996-328-6
DK Workbooks: Language Arts, Pre-K. 2014. DK Publishing. 978-4654-1736-7
Let’s Learn the Alphabet (2+). 2011. Spectrum Early Years. ISBN 978-1-60996202-9
Lowercase Alphabet (Grade P). 2012. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-938256-66-6
Pre-K Alphabet Learning Aid Workbook. 2014. Let’s Grow Smart. ASIN 1453076883
Uppercase Alphabet (Grade P). 2013. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-938256-65-6

Image Credits

Letter D Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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