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I is for Inn
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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter I (long i sound). The presentation
ideally should be part of a Bible lesson for the birth of Jesus or homes
and house theme and/or crafts.
This activity is part of the Bible alphabet A to Z available in
block handwriting formats.
Social studies > What is an inn?
Ask children what they think is an an inn. Discuss
some basic facts and show some images. Look and compare to
other types of dwellings.
Alphabet Activity: Alphabet Letter I is for Inn
Present and display your option of printable
materials listed in the materials column.
Explain that the word inn exhibits the short i sound.
Examples: igloo, iguana, and ink
Letter I words (long i sound): Letter
I Activity Worksheet and Mini Book (short I sound) This page and matching mini
book can be used as part of Letter I program of activities
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related letter i words.
Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Discuss other letter I 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 I 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 I posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter I classroom book using coloring
images or color posters. Visit Letter
I Printable Materials to make your choice.
Coloring Activity: Encourage
the children to color the image in the coloring page or
Search & Handwriting Practice
(select short I version)
The four-word search game features letter I words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper. Have children draw and color an inn behind the lined
2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw
and color an inn and practice writing
letter I i.
Activities > Bible > The Birth of Jesus
Read and discuss Luke
"and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.
She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there
was no room for them in the inn." Luke
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*coloring and writing materials