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
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:
are and appropriate theme for various holidays that promote love and
peace listed in the themes column.
Online Jigsaw Puzzle >
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
- Tape a piece of string or yarn to make a
- Take a craft stick to the back to make a
puppet, children can pretend to make the dove fly.
Option 2: Draw a dove and practice writing
letter D and the word dove - Kindergarten - Grade 1
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
Make a letter D Dove presentation with the materials of your
Character Education > Aesop Fable > Character Education > The Ant and the Dove [read and print]
activities for home, Sunday school and VBS >
Include dove activities and optionally present the coloring pages
included below when discussing
Dove online jigsaw
D Dove printable activities
and color a dove
Practice letter D
Dove puppet or decoration
Print the dove coloring
(more dove coloring pages)
in the lesson plan
* paper, glue, scissor
* coloring tools