Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter K. Present some information,
images, a picture book and craft activity to acquaint children with
the kangaroo and Australia to complement the alphabet activities.
Animals > Mammals > Australia | New Guinea > Kangaroo
is a mammal with long pointed ears, short front legs, and big powerful
back legs. Kangaroos use their large tails for balance when
hopping. Kangaroos are marsupials that live in Australia and New
Guinea. The marsupial females have a pouch in their belly, where
they carry their baby for a few months after it is born. A baby
kangaroo is called a joey.
Some kinds of kangaroos are as small as rabbits; other kinds are as
large as grown humans. The largest marsupial and kangaroo is the
Red Kangaroo. Other well-known marsupials are koalas and
possums. Many of the smaller species are rare and endangered
Alphabet Activity > Letter K
is for Kangaroo (and Koala)
Present the K kangaroo and koala six-piece online
jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter K in
upper and lower case.
Children Age 3 and under:
* Print a
letter K coloring page D'Nealian or Standard
Block font and a kangaroo coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to
decorate later. Discuss other letter K words - view this worksheet
* Finger Tracing: Trace letter K'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 K's with brown or gray
the most common colors of the kangaroo's fur. Use finger paints, crayons or water colors. Write the word
kangaroo on the finished coloring page.
Alphabet - beginning letter K sound >
Print the kangaroo handwriting tracer and coloring page on the left.
Trace the letters with finger only first using the guided numbers and arrows.
Proceed to trace with writing tool, then color or paint the kangaroo and joey.
Present the letter
K Worksheet and Mini-book. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Find the letter K's: Have the children find all the
letter K's in upper and lower case on the worksheet words and encourage them to circle these first. Discuss other letter K words and images, refer to worksheet.
You can also display other K posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter K classroom book using coloring
images or color posters. Visit Letter
K Printable Activities to make your choice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw a kangaroo behind
the page or print a kangaroo coloring page.
and writing paper: Encourage children to draw and color a
write letter K k.
Crafts > DLTK's Kangaroo Printable Crafts
These printable crafts in color and coloring format templates,
feature the kangaroo and joey. These are suitable also for a
Valentine's Day and Mother's Day theme.
Kangaroo and Joey Craft > assembled using a toilet paper
Shapes Kangaroo and Joey Craft > focuses on the heart shape
and Joey Paper Bag Puppet Craft >using a standard brown paper
Buddy Kangaroo and Joey Craft paper craft > holding a boomerang