Alphabet Letter P Pumpkin Theme
Instructions and Suggestions
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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter P. The presentation
ideally should be part of pumpkin
themed activities and/or crafts.
Activity: Pumpkins the Scary Squash
Visit the link above for a fascinating presentation for children about pumpkins and the origins of jack-o'-lanterns.
Alphabet Activity: Alphabet Letter P is for Pumpkin
Present and display your option of alphabet printable materials listed in the materials column.
Present and display the color poster and distribute the coloring page or handwriting practice worksheet.
*Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace letter P'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 P's: Have the children find all the letter P'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 P's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
*Coloring Activity: Encourage the children to color the image in the coloring page or worksheet.
Letter P words: Letter P Activity Worksheet and Mini-Book This worksheet and matching mini-book can be used as part of Letter P program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related P words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Discuss other letter P 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 p 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 P posters and coloring pages or even make a letter P classroom book using coloring images or color posters. Visit Letter P Printable Materials to make your choice.
Letter P & Pumpkin Pattern Activity Page Activity Ages 2.5+
Print in color or black & white format.
Skills: Math, Letter Recognition and Scissor Cutting Skills, Fine Motor Skills
The main purpose of this activity page is to promote math skills by completing patterns. In the process the children will also practice letter P recognition, increase vocabulary and use small motor skills to cut out the stickers and paste them. The black and white format also offers the opportunity to color the images. Younger children (2 to 3 years old) that are beginning to recognize colors may benefit from the color version.
* As much as possible, allow the children to cut out the stickers by themselves to practice scissor cutting skills.
*Follow the suggested instructions on the activity page.
Letter P Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The word search game features a pumpkin and letter P words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a pumpkin behind the page or print a pumpkin coloring page to color after writing practice.
2. Drawing and writing paper Encourage children to draw and color a pumpkin and write letter P.
*coloring and writing materials
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