Alphabet Letter Y Yawn Theme | Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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Themes > Alphabet > Letter Y | All About Me > My Body > Yawn

My Body > Yawn and yawning facts:
To yawn is to open the mouth while breathing in deeply.  People yawn as a sign of feeling tired, sleepy or bored.  The exact causes for yawning are still undetermined, but come and see what may cause us to yawn with this short fun Kids National Geographic video @YouTube.  Yawning is contagious!

Alphabet Activity:  Alphabet Letter Y is for Yawn
Present and display the poster and distribute the coloring page or handwriting tracer.

* Finger and Pencil Tracing: Trace letter Y'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 (first presentation) or handwriting practice worksheet.

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters, 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 Y's: Have the children find all the letter Y's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle or trace/shade them first.

Coloring Activity
:  Encourage the children to color the letter Y and yawn image.

Letter Y wordsLetter Y Activity Worksheet and Mini Book: These materials can be used as part of to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Discuss other letter Y words and images found in the worksheet. If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display other posters and coloring pages or make a letter Y classroom book. Visit Letter Y Printable Activities to make your choice.

Letter Y Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The four word search game features a  letter Y words with pictures and handwriting practice.


Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1.  Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw a face yawning behind the page after writing practice.

2.  Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color a face yawning and handwriting practice.   
Review this alphabet set

Color Poster



Coloring Page


 Handwriting Worksheet
D'Nealian
Standard

Letter Activity Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter Y Worksheet & Mini Book

D'Nealian & Standard block format


Word search & handwriting


Printable lined-paper


Drawing & writing paper