Yeah-hoo! We’re almost finished with our Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter Printables. This week I’m featuring the Letter Y. I must admit – once summer hit, we all took a break to enjoy the warmer weather. But as the back-to-school season is upon us, I’ll be wrapping up our alphabet series and moving into new territory with our preschooler and our 2 & 1/2 year-old.
This week I’m sharing what’s in our Letter Y Printable Pack for 30+ activities focused on learning the letter “Y” and short words that start with the letter “Y”. These printables are from our Learn to Read Preschool 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.
Preschool at Home with Help from a Teacher Certified in Early Childhood Education
Hi, I’m Monica, an Early Childhood Education Certified Teacher. I have a passion for helping other moms and teachers with their preschool at home efforts. Now I teach other moms how to preschool at home with fun preschool activities through my online preschool program: Visual Montessori.
I spent over five years developing a preschool learning curriculum for my two boys and I used the principles of Montessori, and everything I’ve learned about childhood development, to create a preschool learning curriculum based upon the 12 Sensitive Periods for children between the ages of birth and six years old as outlined in Montessori.
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5 FREE Preschool Worksheets for Preschool Alphabet Letter Y
Here I am sharing 5 FREE Preschool Worksheets for Preschool Alphabet Letter Y. It’s a sample pack from our family’s preschool at home program, Visual Montessori, based upon the 12 sensitive periods as outlined in Montessori.
If you enjoy the FREE 5 Preschool Worksheets for Preschool Alphabet Letter Y, you may also like the entire Letter Y Printable Pack, it includes 30 activities focused on learning the letter “Y” and short words that start with the letter “Y”. Click here to purchase the entire Letter Y Printable Pack online.
Download your copy of 5 FREE Worksheets for Preschool Alphabet Letter Y
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Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter Y
This series is ideal for parents who have a preschooler who knows their ABCs and who has expressed an interest in reading. 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 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.
To get ready for each week I do some online research, and review tips from the books I’ve read. I also spend some time on Pinterest looking for things that might be good for our letter activities for the week. I pin everything that looks interesting. My goal is to create a PINTEREST board for each letter of the alphabet. Follow me on Pinterest if you want to get copied on all the resources and ideas that I discover via Pinterest.
Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter Y
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. I laminate our projects, but it’s not necessary to do so. The Letter “Y” printable pack includes: three puzzles, counting, matching and shapes games, do-a-dot, flashcards, crafts and loads more.
You can create the letter “Y” with balls of yarn. 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. I’ve also included a puppet and puzzle craft with a yak.
If you’d like to create some crafts with your preschooler along the lines of our letter “Y” study, check out these adorable craft kits online. I thought these yarn crafts by Beginners Yarn Craft Kit were adorable.
And what grandmother wouldn’t love to receive a gift made from this “Granny Squares” craft kit?.
Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter Y Printable Pack
In the Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter Y printable pack, the coloring pages are following by activities like a puzzle, draw a path, and craft. Crafts can be as simple or complex as you like. You can simply color the craft or you can print it on various pieces of colored construction paper and have your child assemble like a puzzle. I also like to include an object that the child can use to make the letter – this week we use colored yarn bundles to make our letters “Yy”.
This printable 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 complete with do-a-dot fun and sight words to aide in further study.
The entire download for letter Y includes over 30 activities and 60+ pages of printables:
- 10 Coloring Pages
- Letter Y for sensory tracing
- Connect the Yarn
- 20 flashcards with short words that start in “Yy”
- Flashcards with letter “Y” sight words
- 7 Do-a-dot Pages
- Letter Yy with Yarn
- 5 Tracing Pages
- Yak Craft
- Three Puzzle Crafts
- Yolk Lace-Up Card
- Shapes Cutting and Matching
- Cutting Practice
- Align and Count
- Counting and Organizing Yarn bundles
A heavy emphasis is being placed on reading in our preschool at home efforts this fall. If you’re looking for books and activities for an emergent reader, You’ll want to take a look at these items perfect for emergent readers:
Learn to Read with Sight Words
In my downloadable 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.
Preschool Circle Time Morning Board
A preschool Morning Board is a great way to start a preschool day. I like to use is as a visual guide for the day and it helps me walk my preschoolers through some basics – reading a calendar, telling time, and more. We start our day at least two days a week with the Preschool Circle Time Morning Board. For a complete list of our morning board printables click here: Morning Board.
Teach Character in your Preschool
To supplement our letter Y activities for the week, I also use God’s Little Explorers. Our letter Y coincides with week 23 in GLE. In God’s Little Explorer’s the bible story for the week of letter Y study is the story of Jesus and the little children. In the story Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me…” —Matthew 19:14 NIV. My favorite activity (used to emphasize the story) is one where you teach children about themselves. The focus is on the words “you” and “your” and crafts and exercises focus on our bodies and bones. Stacie has some wonderful ideas. Click here to learn more about God’s Little Explorers.
FREE Preschool Worksheets from my Preschool Alphabet Series
For each and every letter of the alphabet, you can access 5 FREE Preschool Worksheets for each letter of the alphabet. The worksheets are designed to illustrate what you can find in my printable packs online at TeachersPayTeachers. But if you truly want an awesome at home preschool experience, you’ll want to sign up for my online preschool at home program at VisualMontessori.com.
Moms who preschool at home with VisualMontessori.com gain access to 30+ training videos, 1,300 pages of printables that cover all 12 sensitive periods for learning from birth through age six, my Montessori preschool lesson plans, a resource guide for each and every letter of the alphabet, and online support.
Click through to gain access to 5 FREE Preschool Worksheets for each and every letter of the alphabet:
- 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 D
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter E
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter F
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter G
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter H
- 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
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter U
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter V
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter W
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter X
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter Y
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter Z
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