Instructions and Suggestions
Alphabet > Letter Y > Y is for Yellow
Crafts > Colors > Yellow crafts listed
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter Y.
Alphabet Activity: Alphabet Letter Y is for Yellow
Present and display your option of alphabet printable materials listed in the materials column. Have some real items to show that are yellow for this presentation.
* Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Use the letter Y worksheet and 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 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 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. Use yellow which also starts with letter Y. Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter Y's and then discuss the locations with the worksheet.
Coloring Activity: Encourage the children to color the images in the worksheet. Cut and paste the images over the letter Y or in the companion mini-book.
Letter Y words (initial consonant sound): Letter Y Activity Worksheet and Mini Book The worksheet and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter Y program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related letter Y words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Discuss other letter Y 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 Y 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 Y posters and coloring pages or even make a letter Y classroom book using coloring images or color posters. Visit Letter Y Printable Materials 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.
Activity > Color practice > Yellow Worksheet (external link)
Print the yellow worksheet. Identify and discuss each image. Children will color the images yellow. Use different shades of yellow. Practice writing the word yellow.
Advanced handwriting and drawing:
For advanced independent handwriting practice, print your choice of printable lined-paper or drawing and writing. Encourage children to draw things that are yellow.
Activity > Craft > Yellow Theme Crafts
Select a yellow theme craft that is appropriate for the season in which you are presenting these activities.
Here are some choices:
Bee or bumblebee | Chick (or bird) | Duck | School bus | Easy Shapes Star| Little Star Craft | Sunflowers
Yellow nutrition theme > Banana theme
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