My Body > Yawn and yawning facts:
is to open the mouth while breathing in deeply. People yawn as a
sign of feeling tired, sleepy or bored. The exact causes for
yawning are still undetermined, but come and see what may cause us to yawn with this short fun Kids National Geographic video @YouTube. Yawning is contagious!
Alphabet Activity: Alphabet Letter Y is for Yawn
Present and display the poster and distribute the coloring page or handwriting tracer.
Finger and Pencil Tracing: 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 (first presentation) or handwriting practice worksheet.
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters, 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 Y's: Have the children find all the
letter Y's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first.
Coloring Activity: Encourage the children to color the
letter Y and yawn image.
Letter Y words: Letter
Y Worksheet and Mini Book: These materials can be used as part of to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Discuss other letter Y words and images found in the worksheet. You can also display other posters and
coloring pages or make a letter Y classroom book. Visit Letter
Y Printable Activities to make your choice.
Letter Y Word
Search & Handwriting Practice:
The four word search game features a letter Y words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper. Have children draw a face yawning behind
the page after writing practice.
and writing paper: encourage children to draw
and color a face yawning and handwriting practice.
Review this alphabet set
Letter Y Worksheet & Mini Book
search & handwriting
& writing paper