Decorate (“Yy”)

  • art supplies (stamps, stickers, dots, etc.)
  • letters "Y" and "y" 
  • crayons and markers (shades of yellow)
  • pom-poms (yellow)

  • dark
  • light
  • shades
  • yellow

MA Standards:

Foundational Skills/RF.PK.MA.1.d: Recognize and name some uppercase letters of the alphabet and the lowercase letters in one’s own name.

Head Start Outcomes:

Literacy Knowledge/Alphabet Knowledge: Recognizes that the letters of the alphabet are a special category of visual graphics that can be individually named.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 7: Develop familiarity with the forms of alphabet letters, awareness of print, and letter forms.

Decorate (“Yy”)

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Skill Focus: Creative Expression, Fine Motor Skills, Letter Recognition

Give each child a copy of large yellow letters “Y” and “y.”

Have children use different shades of yellow crayons, a yellow marker, and yellow pom-poms, stickers, etc., to decorate the letters with dots, stripes, squiggles, zigzags, and wiggly lines.

Encourage children to talk about and describe the decorative marks they are making, and the shades of yellow they are using. Ask, What shade of yellow is that crayon you're using to color in your letter? Encourage them to use the terms dark and light in their descriptions.

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