Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter D. Visit the dragon
theme for additional educational activities and crafts.
Animals > Fantasy and Mythical
A dragon is an imaginary monster and legendary creature that looks
like a giant reptile (Western mythology) with wings, or snake-like without
wings (Eastern mythology) with, claws, and a long
tail. In stories or pictures, dragons breathe fire and often
guard a place or treasure.
The dragon is the only imaginary creature featured in the twelve signs
of the Chinese Zodiac, and very popular in Chinese New Year celebrations. The remaining eleven signs are represented by
Online resources > Dragon
Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Dragon >
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Present this six-piece online
jigsaw puzzle. Adjust number or pieces using the Change
Cut button on the left.
Alphabet Activity > Letter D is for Dragon
Present, display and distribute your option of D alphabet printable
materials listed in the materials column.
Children Age 3 and under:
* Print letter D coloring
Block font and a dragon
coloring image behind it or on a separate page if using paints to
decorate later. The letter can also be decorated with an
assortment of dinosaur theme stickers. Discuss other letter D words found on the worksheet and word search.
* Finger Tracing: Trace letter D'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
Children can color and trace the letter D's. After completing the letter coloring,
encourage children to color the dragon image. Write the word dragon on the finished coloring page.
Ages 3+ to 6: Alphabet - beginning letter D sound
Present the Letter
D Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
These materials can be used to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words.
Finger and Pencil Tracing: Trace letter D'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. 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 D's: Have the children find all the
letter D's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first.
You can also display other D posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter D home or classroom book using coloring
images or color posters. Visit Letter
Printable Actiivities to make your choice.
Letter D Word Search
& Handwriting Practice: The word search game features a letter D words
with pictures and handwriting
Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper. Have children draw a dragon behind the lined
paper or select and print a dragon
coloring page behind the lined-paper to color after writing
2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw
and color a dragon and practice writing
letter D d.
Online Jigsaw Puzzle
Letter D coloring
D Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard font
Handwriting worksheet & color
Search & Writing