Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter A. Review related topics
in the themes column.
is Activity Day #7 of Letter
A Impact Poster Lesson Plan
Animals > Mammals > Rainforest > Anteater
is a mammal that uses its long, sticky tongue to eat ants and
True anteaters (example: Giant
anteater) have no teeth, are furry, and live in Central or
South America. They are related to sloths. Other kinds
of mammals that eat ants are also sometimes called anteaters, but
they are not related to American anteaters.
Alphabet Activities > Letter A Anteater > Skills > letter recognition and problem solving.
Distribute your option of letter of printable
activities listed in the materials column.
Children Age 3 and under:
a letter A coloring page in Standard
block or D'Nealian and an anteater coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints
to decorate later. Idea: Have children draw ants (or
fingerprint ants) close to the anteaters mouth after coloring the
image. Discuss other letter A words found on the worksheet.
* Finger 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 page.
* Children can trace and color the letter A's. After completing
coloring the letter, encourage children to color the anteater
image. Write the word anteater on the finished coloring
Ages 3+ Alphabet - beginning letter A sound (short sound) >
Letter A Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
and mini-book. These materials can be used to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words.
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 worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter,
and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers that help them trace the
letter correctly. 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.
Discuss other letter A words and images found in the worksheet. You can also display other A posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter A classroom book. Visit Letter
Printable Activities to make your choice.
A Word Search Game & Handwriting Practice:
The eight-word search game features the anteater and
letter A words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper. Have children draw an anteater eating ants behind the lined
paper or print an anteater coloring
page to color and decorate with with fingerprint ants close to its
mouth after writing practice.
2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw
and color an anteater scene and handwriting practice.
Online jigsaw puzzle: Problem solving skills and bilingual English and Spanish.
Crafts > DLTK's Anteater
Printable Craft >
This includes a great idea to add a scene with an ant hill and
fingerprint ants. When making the ant hill make it to resemble
a letter A.
Before craft assembly conduct some learning activities for the craft
activity with the craft templates:
- Math > Shapes | Colors: Identify colors and shapes. Count and number the craft templates.
- Skills developed during craft assembly: Scissor cutting and
coloring (precursors to handwriting), problem solving, and fine motor
- Alphabet > Write the alphabet letter on the craft in
upper and lower case.
Letter A coloring page
A Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard font
Word Search & Handwriting
& Writing Paper