Alphabet Letter Y Yarn Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter Y Yarn Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets


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What is yarn?

A strand of twisted fibers made from silk, cotton, wool, or other materials used for sewing, crocheting, weaving, knitting or weaving.

The most common plant fiber is cotton, spun into fine yarn to make cloth.

The most commonly used animal yarn [fiber] is wool harvested from sheep. Mohair and cashmere wool are harvested from goats. More rarely, yarn is spun from the alpaca, angora rabbit, yak, and other animals. Source: Yarn @

Activities > Alphabet Letter Y is for Yarn

Present the color poster and select the activities of your choice.

Children age 3 and under:

Print a letter Y coloring page. Discuss other letter Y words found on the activity worksheet.

Trace letter Y'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, color, or dot paint the letter and image.

Handwriting worksheet tips:

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.

Have the children find all the letter Y's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them.

Children ages 3+:

Letter Y words: Letter Y Worksheet Program and Mini-Book can be used as part of program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

You can also display letter posters and coloring pages or make a letter Y home or classroom book. For related images visit: Letter Y printable activities.

Letter Y Word Search & Handwriting Practice: The four word search game features a ball of yarn and letter Y words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:

1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw depiction of yarn on the back of the paper after handwriting practice.

2. Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw depiction of yarn and practice letter Yy or letter Y words. Idea: A yawning yak playing with yellow yarn.

Complimentary activities:

kitten and yarn craft at dltk kids
Craft activity > Cat or Kitten Holding Yarn at
An adorable printable craft of a cat or kitten holding a yarn ball with knitting sticks. Glue or paste some real yarn on the yarn ball.

Present letter K kitten, or other animals from which yarn is produced: Letter G goat, Digraph /sh/ sheep, Letter Y yak, etc.
letter y coloring page
Letter Y coloring page

Review this alphabet set
letter y yarn color poster
Color Poster

lletter y yarn coloring page
Coloring Page

letter y yarn handwriting worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet

letter y worksheet and mini book
Letter Y Worksheet and Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block

letter y word search and handwriting
Word search & handwriting

pritnable line paper
Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

drawing and writing paper
Drawing & Writing Paper

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