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D is for Dove
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are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter D.
The presentation ideally should be part of dove
themed activities and/or crafts.
This activity is part of the Bible alphabet A to Z available in
block and D'Nealian formats with links to Bible passages,
activities and crafts.
Alphabet Activity: Letter D is for Dove
Present and display your option of D alphabet printable
materials listed in the materials column.
* Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace letter D'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 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 D's:
Have the children find all the
letter D'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 D's and then
discuss the locations with the poster.
Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper. Have children draw a dove behind the lined
paper or select and print a dove coloring page
behind the lined-paper to color and decorate with feathers after
2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw
and color a dove and practice writing
letter D d.
Letter D words: Letter
D Activity Worksheet and Mini Book This page and
matching mini book can be used as part of Letter D program of
activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related d
words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Discuss other letter D 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 d 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 D posters and coloring pages or even make a letter D classroom
book using coloring images or color posters. Visit Letter
D Alphabet Printable Materials to make your choice.
Letter D Word
Search & Handwriting Practice
The four and eight word search game features the dove and letter
D words with pictures and handwriting practice.
* something to color and write with
*Optional: white craft feathers