Dove Crafts | Alphabet Letter D Theme
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Themes Activities Materials

Alphabet
> Letter D >
D is for Dove

Animals > Birds >
Dove (Pigeon)

Bible > resources, coloring pages

Character education > Fables > The Ant and the Dove

Craft
>

Holidays and Events
*Jan 5th > National Bird day
*Jan > MLK Day

*Feb 14th > Valentine's Day
*May 4th > Bird Day
*Mar or Apr > Easter
*Peace Education events

Seasons > Spring


Pigeon
is the common name for a family of birds; smaller species are commonly known as doves. These birds are most abundant in warm regions and can be found in almost every region of the world.
Resource > Pigeon | Dove > facts and images at Wikipedia.org


Doves > Symbolism
Doves are a symbol of love and peace. Resource > Doves as symbols at Wikipedia.org

Holidays and Events > St. Valentine's Day | Olympic Games and Peace Education:

Doves are and appropriate theme for various holidays that promote love and peace listed in the themes column.

Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Dove
Skill:  Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a dove image.  The default puzzle is 6 pieces.  Click on the change cut button to change shape and number of pieces.

Art & Crafts Activity Option 1:  Ages 2-5 - Dove Puppet or Decoration
Decorate a dove coloring page (Ages 2+) and practice letter D is for Dove
Print on card stock. Color or paint.  Paste a few craft feathers, a small button or plastic googly for an eye, and cut loosely around the image. Write letter D d is for Dove on the back.

Three ideas after dove is decorated:

  • Paste the image over a blue piece of construction paper (the sky), paste a few cotton balls for clouds.
  • Tape a piece of string or yarn to make a hanging ornament.
  • Take a craft stick to the back to make a puppet, children can pretend to make the dove fly.

Option 2Draw a dove and practice writing letter D and the word dove - Kindergarten - Grade 1
Print story paper.  Encourage children to draw a dove after viewing real dove images in the online activities. Then practice letter D and writing the word dove on the writing lines.

Option 3
:  Alternative for Ages 4+ and older > DLTK's Dove Craft
The above activities can also be conducted with a more challenging craft,  Here you will find a wonderful song and finger play to go along with the craft and replace the word birds in the text with the word doves.

Art & Alphabet > Letter D is for Dove Activities:  
Make a letter D Dove presentation with the materials of your choice.

Character Education > Aesop Fable > Character Education > The Ant and the Dove [read and print]

Bible
activities for home, Sunday school and VBS >
Include dove activities and optionally present the coloring pages included below when discussing.
* Genesis 8:  Noah and the Dove -  coloring page: with text | no text
* Matthew 3: The Baptism of Jesus - coloring page: with text | no text
* The Ascension of Jesus - in these activities a dove symbolizes Jesus ascent into heaven after the Resurrection.



Online jigsaw puzzle


Letter D Dove printable activities


Draw and color a dove
Practice letter D

Dove puppet or decoration

Print the dove coloring page

External link
Dove Craft
dltk-kids.com
Dove Craft

Bible coloring pages:
N
oah and the Dove 
in the lesson plan

* paper, glue, scissor
* something to color
*craft feathers

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