Letter A Ant Theme
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Animals > Insects & Bugs > Ant
Crafts > Fingerprint Ant's Go Marching Letter A
Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter A. Review related topics
in the themes column.
This is Activity Day #6 of Letter A Impact Poster Lesson Plan
Animals > Insects and Bugs > Ants
Visit this ants theme lesson plan for activities to learn about ants, story time and more. Idea: You may want to also present the anteater (rainforest animal) as a related activity.
Alphabet Activity > Letter A is for Ant
Present and display this cute color poster of an ant. Distribute your option of letter A alphabet printable materials listed in the materials column.
Print a letter A coloring page in standard block or D'Nealian font and conduct the following activity:
Crafty Fingerprints: Ant's Go Marching Letter A >
Skills: Letter A recognition, colors (black or red), numbers 1 to 10, and science > insects have six legs
Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter A sound (short sound)
1. Present the Letter A Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Letter A words: This page and matching mini-book can be used as part of Letter A program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related A words.
* Finger and Pencil Tracing:
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 worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers 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.
Discuss other letter A words and images: First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with example. You can print letter A in a different bright color to make it stand out. If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display other A posters and coloring pages or even make a letter A classroom book using coloring images or color posters. Visit Letter A Alphabet Printable Materials to make your choice.
Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw an ant or an ant hill with ants behind the lined paper or print an ant coloring page 1 or 2 to color and decorate after writing practice.
2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color an ant scene and handwriting practice.
3. Letter A Word Search Game & Handwriting Practice
The four and eight word search game features the ant and letter A words with pictures and handwriting practice.
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