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Alphabet Letter I Insects
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter I Insects Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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An insect is a small animal with a hard covering over its body, or external skeleton called exoskeleton. Most kinds of insects have a body with three parts: head, thorax and abdomen. The head has a pair of antennae, the body has three pairs of legs for a total of six. They may have one or two pairs of wings.

The main image for the printable activities has insects positioned to form a capital letter I. The insects featured are: two bees at the top, an earwig in the middle and five ladybug beetles at the bottom.

Visit the insects theme for learning resources, crafts and other activities to incorporate with this alphabet presentation.

Alphabet Activities > Letter I is for Insects

Materials:

  • printer
  • paper
  • coloring & writing supplies

Online Jigsaw Puzzle: Letter I insects:

Present the letter I six-piece online jigsaw puzzle featuring two bees, a grasshopper and three ladybugs to practice problem solving and view letter I in upper and lower case and complimentary coloring page.

Present and display your option of printable activities in the materials column.

Children Age 3 and under:
  • Print a letter I coloring page in standard block or D'Nealian font and an insects coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using finger paints to decorate later. Discuss other letter I words found on the worksheet.

  • Finger Tracing:
    Trace letter I'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 I's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the coloring page and write letter I i and the word insects on the margins.

Children Ages 3+ to 6 - beginning letter I (short i sound)

Present the Letter I Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book. These materials can be used as part of a Letter I program of activities to reinforce letter recognition, initial handwriting practice and to identify related I words.

Discuss other letter I words and images found in the worksheet. You can also display letter I posters and coloring pages or make a letter I classroom book. For related images visit: Letter I Printable Activities.

Finger and Pencil Tracing: Trace letter I's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on your worksheet.

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter 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 I's: Have the children find all the letter I's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them first.

Letter I Word Search & Handwriting Practice > The four word search game features insect and letter I words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:

  1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a caterpillar behind the page or print an insects coloring page to color after writing practice.

  2. Drawing and writing paper: Encourage children to draw, color and decorate a caterpillar and write letter I i. Share some images of real insects to inspire the children.

Letter I -- Insects >