The letter “U” is for upside-down, underwater, underground, umbrella and more! This week I’m going to share what’s in our FREE Printables for 30 activities focused on learning the letter “U” and short words that start with the letter “U” by highlighting what’s inside the printable pack. These printables are from our Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter Series, and they are intended to help you review vocabulary with your preschooler, venture into reading, as well as offer some fun crafts and activities to help inspire you along the way. These printable packs are for subscribers of Happy and Blessed Home.
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Learn to Read
I’ve designed the Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet printable packs to be super easy for a busy mom. All you need are some scissors, glue, markers or crayons, and a little imagination.
Each Pack starts with the letter of the week (or lesson) in an easy to color and trace formats. This section is followed by coloring pages.
The coloring pages can be colored with paint, sponges, q-tips, markers, foam stamps, cotton balls, fruit or vegetable stamps, markers, crayons, or colored pencils. Feel free to add baking soda with vinegar to the mix or sand or glitter or whatever you want to create more texture.
The coloring pages are following by activities like draw a path, cut and glue, or create a puzzle. Puzzles can be as simple or complex as you like. You can choose the larger or smaller jigsaw puzzles. I also like to include an object that the child can use to make the letter – this week we use colored urns to make our letters “Uu”. You can also see our do-a-dot umbrella in this image.
The printables pack will also include flashcards with commonly used and easy to illustrate words that start with the letter, as well as a lace-up card, cutting practice, counting, aligning and organizing activities. The package is completed with worksheets to learn all about underwater and underground animals.
I just thought this would be a nice way to highlight some of the contents of the printables pack.
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Morning Board Study
A great way to start a preschool day is with the preschool Morning Board. You can follow the links to access about half of the 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.
Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter U
The entire pdf file for our letter “U” this week consists of 62 pages and 30+ activities and includes:
- 10 Coloring Pages
- Letter U Sensory Tracing
- 1 Connect the Unicycles
- 5 Tracing Pages
- Underground, under and udder Puzzle Crafts
- Umbrella Lace-Up Card
- Cutting Practice
- Align and Count
- Counting and Organizing Urns
- 20 flashcards with short words that start in “Uu”
- Underground and Underwater Animals Worksheets
- 7 Do-a-dot Pages
- Flashcards with letter “Uu” sight words
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 U activities for the week, I also use God’s Little Explorers. Our letter U coincides with week 27 in GLE. In God’s Little Explorer’s the bible story for the week of letter U study is the story of Jesus’ ascension, from Acts 1:9. Stacie emphasizes things that are “up in the sky” this week including crafts and activities for creating a moon, stars, and space suit. Stacie has some wonderful ideas for helping young children explore the bible. Click here to learn more about God’s Little Explorers.
Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Series
As I mentioned there are at least 30 activities in the FREE Letter U Preschool Activity Pack. I am designing these printable packs to be just for subscribers, but some of the letters are available for anyone reading this blog so that you can see what to expect from Happy and Blessed Home. Subscribers, you’ll find a link to the Letter U printables in your e-mail subscription footer from HappyandBlessedHome.com. If you need help accessing the printables, please read my post, How to Download FREE printables from HappyandBlessedHome.com. For some examples, see below.
FREE for anyone reading this blog:
- 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 E
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter G
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter I
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter J
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter K
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter L
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter M
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter N
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter O
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter P
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter Q
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter R
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter S
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter T
As I am trying to build a relationship with my readers, the Letter U Preschool Activity pack is for subscribers. Subscribers – Please check the footer of your e-mail for the link. Thanks!
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