Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter A. Review related topics
in the themes column and visit alligator activities
is Activity Day #2 of Letter
A Impact Poster Lesson Plan
Animals > Reptiles > Alligator >
The alligator is large reptile with short legs, a long body and
tail, and a long, wide snout. Alligators are protected by thick
skin with many hard bumps. They live in rivers, lakes, swamps,
and other bodies of water in the southeast United States, Caribbean, Central
and South America and in China. They usually eat insects,
fish, turtles, snakes, birds, and other water animals, but have been
known to attack small land mammals. They are closely related to
crocodiles. Chinese alligators are critically endangered because
their habitat is being changed by people.
Online resources > Wikipedia.org > Alligator | Chinese
Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Alligator >
Skill: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces.
Letter A is for Alligator
Children age 3 and under
a letter A coloring page in standard
block or D'Nealian
font and an alligator coloring page
behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate
later. Discuss other letter A words found on the activity
Trace letter A'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.
Children can trace and color the letter A's. After completing
coloring the letter, encourage children to color the image. Write the word
alligator on the finished coloring
Ages 3+ and higher:
Present and display the color
poster and distribute your choice of coloring page for a first
introduction for younger children or extended handwriting worksheet for advanced Pre-K and higher.
For a fun presentation consider using the matching alligator paper bag
craft as an "assistant" and review some basic animal facts.
Finger and Pencil Tracing:Trace letter A'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
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter, and explain 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 A's: Have the children find all the
letter A's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first.
Letter A words:
A Worksheet Program and Mini-Book can be used as part of Letter
A program of activities
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related A words.
Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
You can also display letter A posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter A classroom book. For
related images visit: Letter
A Printable Activities.
Letter A Printable Games: Word Search
& Handwriting Practice:
The four and eight word search game features the alligator and other letter A words
with pictures and handwriting
Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper. Have children draw an alligator the lined
paper or print an alligator
to color and decorate after writing practice.
2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw
and color an alligator and handwriting practice.
Letter A coloring page
Letter A Worksheet
& Standard block
Search & handwriting
Drawing & writing paper
alligator paper bag craft
& crocodiles coloring pages