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A is for Acorn
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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter A. Review the themes column for
all themes that can be addressed with the topic of acorns.
Plants > Trees > Oak fruit > Acorn
The acorn is the nut (fruit) of the oak
Visit the acorn theme lesson plan activities for
a craft, and other printable activities.
This is activity number four of the acorns theme.
Alphabet Activity: Letter A is
Children age 3 and under
a letter A coloring page in standard
block or D'Nealian
font and an acorn coloring page from the materials
column behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate
later. Discuss other letter A words found on the activity
Trace letter A's in upper and lower case with your finger as you
also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the
same on their coloring page.
Children can trace and color the letter A's. After completing
coloring the letter, encourage children to color the image. Write the word
acorn on the finished coloring
Children ages 3+
Present and display the color poster. Distribute your choice of
worksheet for a first introduction for younger children or
extended handwriting practice tracer for advanced Pre-K and
Finger and Pencil Tracing:
your selection of worksheet, trace letter A's in upper and lower
case with your finger as you also sound out the letter.
Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page.
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice
of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil,
and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the
upper right corner) that help them trace the letter correctly.
During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you
trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them
in the writing process.
Find the letter A's: Have the children find all the
letter A's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them
to circle or trace/shade them first. Visit
each child to make sure they have identified the letter A's and
then discuss the locations with the poster.
Letter A words:
Letter A Activity Worksheet Program and Mini-Book (long a
sound) can be
used as part of Letter A program of activities to reinforce letter
practice and to identify related A words. Read
suggested instructions for using the worksheet
You can also display letter A
posters and coloring pages or even make a letter A home or classroom book.
For related images visit: Letter
A Printable Materials.
Handwriting Practice for advanced K and 1st grade:
and squirrels handwriting paper > featuring squirrels and acorns to practice writing
letter A (acorn) or N (nut) independently.
paper > print an acorn theme coloring page listed in the
materials column in the back of the paper.
Drawing paper> children can draw a tree with acorns. This
drawing can also depict roots and an acorn in the soil to review plant