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Alphabet Letter I Iguana
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Activities Materials
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter I (long i sound).

Science > Animals > Reptiles > What is an iguana?
An iguana is a large lizard found mostly in the warmer parts of Central and South America.  Many iguanas have a ridge of spines down the middle of the back. Unlike other lizards, iguanas eat only plants. The marine iguana is unique to the Galápagos Island, and is the only lizard to be a marine reptile. Some kinds of iguanas are endangered.

Online resources for the iguana:
I is for Iguana at Wikijunior | info at

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

Explain that the word iguana exhibits the short i sound.  Examples:  igloo, insect, and ink

Letter I words (long i sound)Letter I Worksheet and Mini Book (short I sound)  These materials can be used as part of Letter I program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related letter I words.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Finger and Pencil Tracing

Trace letter I's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on your choice of coloring page or handwriting practice worksheet.  Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter, 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.

Discuss other letter I words and images found in the worksheet. You can also display other I posters and coloring pages or even make a letter I classroom book using coloring images or color posters. Visit Letter I Printable Activities to make your choice.

Letter I Word Search & Handwriting Practice
(select short I version)
The four- word search game features the iguana and letter I words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:
Print your choice of lined paper, or story paper to draw, color an iguana and practice handwriting. Print an iguana coloring page.

Iguana activities >  Craft > External link
Special craft:  Marine Iguana Paper Sculpture > This craft is complex and for adult assembly.  It is a wonderful educational piece.

Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Iguana > Objective: Using the computer mouse and problem solving skills.
Have fun with an online puzzle of a fun iguana that can be adapted from 6 pieces to 247. The whole family can have a try. Click on the Change Cut button to adjust number and shape of pieces.