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Alphabet Letter D Duck Theme
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Letter D >  D is for Duck 

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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter D.  The presentation ideally should be part of  duck themed activities and crafts.

Animals > Birds > Waterfowl > Duck
Review these activities to present information, images and other activities about ducks.

Alphabet Activity:  Letter D is for Duck
Present the letter D duck six-piece online jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter D in upper and lower case.  Adjust number or pieces using the Change Cut button on the left.

Present, display and distribute your option of D alphabet printable materials listed in the materials column.

Children Age 3 and under:
* Print
letter D coloring page
D'Nealian or Standard Block font
and a duck coloring image behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later.  Discuss other letter D words found on the worksheet and word search.

Children Age 3+:
* Finger 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.

* Children can color and trace the letter D's and paste the small image sticker found on the duck printable craft template you intend to assemble with the children. After completing the letter coloring, encourage children to color the duck image.  Write the word duck on the finished coloring page.

Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter D sound 
1.
Present the
Letter D Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Letter D words
:  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.

* 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 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 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 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.

Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1.  Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw a duck behind the lined paper or select and print a duck coloring page behind the lined-paper to color after writing practice.

2.  Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color a duck and practice writing letter D d.

Letter D Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The four and eight word search game features the duck and letter D words with pictures and handwriting practice.

 
D Duck online jigsaw puzzle

Letter D Duck Printable Activities

Age under 3
Letter D coloring page
D'Nealian

Standard Block
Print a duck coloring image behind the letter D



Letter D Worksheet & Mini-Book
Available in D'Nealian and Standard font


Drawing & Writing Paper: draw a duck write letter D d


Printable lined-paper
(various styles)


Word Search & Writing

Ducks coloring pages

External links
dltk-teach.com

Handwriting Worksheets
Script
Standard






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