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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Letter Y Lesson Plan

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Letter Y Preschool Activities

Objective: To learn about the letter Y

Book(s):

  • Yesterday and the Letter Y by Cynthia Klingel and Robert B. Noyed
  • Yoshi’s Yard: The Sound of Y by Joanne Meier and Cecilia Minden
  • Yy by Kelly Doudna

Music: “The Letter People – Meet Mr. Y” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd6-tamGBKs)

Fine Motor Skills:

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  • CCBS pages 378-383
  • BPW pages 192-195
  • Language Arts page 42
  • LLA pages 52-53
  • PALAW page 27
  • Uppercase page 27
  • Lowercase page 25

American Sign Language: Hold the index and middle fingers apart and pointing up. Rest the other fingers and thumb on the palm. (https://parentingpatch.com/baby-sign-language-fingerspelling-y-and-z/)

Craft/Activity 1: Little Letter Y Book

Materials

  • Little Letter Y Book template (http://www.themeasuredmom.com/letter-y-rhymes-songs-free-letter-book/)
  • Blank paper
  • Stapler

Directions

  1. Print the Little Letter Y 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 Y Book.

Craft/Activity 2: Felt Yeti (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/b9/d0/b4/b9d0b41e31d81924958d350395e56e6f.jpg)

Materials

  • White and blue felt
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Wiggle eyes

Directions

  1. Cut the white felt into one large oval and four small ovals.
  2. Cut the blue felt into two small ovals.
  3. Glue the small white ovals on the large oval to form arms and legs.
  4. Glue the blue ovals onto the large white oval to form a face and belly.
  5. Glue two wiggle eyes on the blue face oval.

Craft/Activity 3: Yellow Yarn Ys

Materials

  • Letter Y template (http://www.quality-kids-crafts.com/support-files/letter-y-template.pdf)
  • Blank paper
  • Yellow yarn
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Print the letter Y template onto the blank paper.
  2. Cut the yellow yarn into small pieces.
  3. Glue the yellow yarn pieces on the Ys.

Optional: Set the finished Y 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 Y Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. 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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