This week marks the letter “K” in our preschool alphabet study. This week the printables are a little different – I created them using Macintosh “Pages” software. This means that the links in the PDF files will take you to sites online for books, resources and more. I’m super excited about the functionality of this tool and you can expect that as my skills improve, so will my printable packs.
For our Learn to Read Preschool Letter Series, I’ve created FREE Printables for 30 activities focused on learning the letter “K” and short words that start with the letter “K”. If you’d like to see what we did last year including a table set-up for sensory items and activities for little ones for ages 22-40 months go to the post: Letter K. If this is the first time you’ve been to Happy and Blessed Home, make sure to check out my home page. There you’ll see headlines that will take you straight to a TON of other resources including even more free printables.
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If you would like to assess your preschooler’s readiness in the area of reading, I have a free chart in my post, Advancing Preschool Reading Behaviors. If you have a preschooler who knows their ABCs and who has expressed an interest in reading, this series of posts will be perfect for you. We’re on a journey to learn to read short words from either the list of Dolch sight words or short words that are easily represented with pictures. If you like this post, please PIN it on PINTEREST.
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Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter K
If you’re looking for a way to structure the start of your preschool day, I recommend using a Morning Board. You can follow the links to access about half of the Morning Board printables online for FREE. The other half are for subscribers only and as a subscriber you have many of the morning board printables at the bottom of your RSS feed. Click the links for the printables. For a complete list of our morning board printables click here: Morning Board.
This week we started our letter K study with a sensory exercise. I printed out two of the larger traceable letter “Kk”s from my printable package and placed them in the bottom of some cake pans. I then poured about 1 cup of sugar over each one and let each of the boys trace the letters through the sugar. They had a blast. My eldest noticed right away and informed me, “Mommy, sugar is kinda sweet.” Yes it is, and it’s safe which is why I use it instead of colored sand. The downloadable package includes the letter “K” and much, much more. The entire pdf file of 50+ pages and 30 activities includes:
- 9 Coloring Pages
- 1 Connect the Kites
- 5 Tracing Pages
- Kite Craft
- Koala Puppet Craft
- Kayak Lace-Up Card
- Cutting Practice
- Align and Count
- Counting and Organizing Kites
- 20 flashcards with short words that start in “K”
- Shapes cutting and matching
- 5 Do-a-dot Pages
- Flashcards with letter “K” sight words
A heavy emphasis is being placed on reading in our preschool at home efforts this year. If you’re looking for books for an emergent reader, I recommend:
Of course they do — just like me and you! From baby kangaroos, called joeys, to baby elephants, called calfs, every kind of animal has a mother. Inside this playful and colorful book you will see all sorts of different babies with their mothers, all with one thing in common: Their mothers love them very, very much — in words and pictures by Eric Carle.
My boys love this book. “Having determined that the wind is just right for flying kites, Bear and Mole investigate how to make one . . . with unexpected results . . . It is a winner for story-times.” (recommended by School Library Journal)
A king’s struggle to keep mice from devouring his favorite food makes “an amusing circular tale. Lively pictures.”–New York Times Book Review. 5 Stars with 32 Reviews.
In my downloadable FREE printables you’ll find flashcards for 20 words with pictures as well as sight words for your preschooler. For information about what sight words are appropriate for pre-K, kindergarten and up through grade 3, please see my post, sight words.
To supplement our letter K activities for the week, I also use God’s Little Explorers. Our letter K coincides with week 10 in GLE. In God’s Little Explorer’s the bible story for the week of letter K study is the story of King David and King Solomon. My favorite activity (used to emphasize the story) is one where you create a king’s crown. I have a free printable crown here: King’s Crown. Stacie has some wonderful ideas. Click here to learn more about God’s Little Explorers.
Here you can see the happiness on our eldest’s face as he enjoyed some sensory play with the sugar.
The Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter K Printable Pack includes kites for counting, cutting, and organizing as well as kites for making the letter “K”.
The Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter K Printable Pack also includes pages for coloring, do-a-dot painting, crafts, flashcards and more. If you need laces for the lace-up cards I’ve created for these printables, the laces I’m using are from the Matching Animals & Babies Lace-Up Cards. The cards are my own creation. Here you will also see our Learning Resources Letter Construction Activity Set – the semi-clear plastic pieces that can be used to build alphabet letters – pictured here making an upper and lower case “K”. We just received these this week and I’m super excited. Getting my eldest to trace and construct letters is one of the first steps to early writing.
Another great activity that is wonderful for building math skills is pattern matching. In the picture below you’ll notice our Foam Magnets – Pattern Blocks and our Pattern Cards for Pattern Blocks Set. My boys love to make patterns using the magnets. My 3 1/2 year old took some of the magnets out of the container and placed them on the board and called them “extra kites.” Pretty smart for such a young human.
I am designing these printable packs to be just for subscribers; but a few of the letters are available for anyone reading this blog so that you can see what to expect from Happy and Blessed Home.
Letters available for readers:
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter A
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter B
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter C
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter F
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter H
Additional letters available only for subscribers:
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter D
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter G
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter I
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter J
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