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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter V and the violin.  

Music:  The Violin
Ask the children what they know about the violin.   Play three different instruments including the violin, and have them select the one they think is a violin.  Ask children if they can identify the instruments that are not the violin.  Here are examples to play for this exercise:
*piano (keyboard stringed)
*snare drum (percussion)  
*violin (bowed stringed)

The violin is a bowed stringed musical instrument that was "born" in Italy (find it in globe or map). Other members of the violin family are the viola, cello and double bass.  Other stringed musical instruments are the guitar, ukulele, banjo, and harp. Explore: a virtual violin (yes, turn it around to see it front, sides and back), and listen to the violin here at ArtsAlive.ca.

Alphabet Activity:  Letter V is for Violin
Present and display your option of alphabet letter V Violin printable materials listed in the materials column.

* Finger and Pencil Tracing
Trace letter V'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.  Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil, and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the upper right corner) 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 V's:  Have the children find all the letter V's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle or trace/shade them first.  Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter V's and then discuss the locations with the poster.

Coloring and/or Craft Activity:  Encourage the children to color the images in the alphabet page or worksheet with a variety of materials.

Letter V wordsLetter V Activity Worksheet Program and Mini-Book
This activity worksheet and mini-book can be used as part of Letter V program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related V words.  Suggested instructions for use here.

Discuss other letter V words and images (refer to letter activity worksheet above):  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 V 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 letter V posters and coloring pages or even make a letter V classroom book.  For related images visit:  Letter V Printable Materials
 
Letter V Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The four word search game features a violin and letter V words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1.  Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a violin behind the page. 

2.  Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw, color and decorate a violin and write letter V v.

Activity > Letter V Violin Online Puzzle
Skills > Problem solving & letter recognition

*coloring and writing materials

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