Build a Letter (“Pp”)

  • letter “Pp” card
  • marker
  • masking tape
  • rectangular
  • square and arch blocks
  • arch
  • lowercase
  • uppercase

MA Standards:

Language/L.PK.MA.6: Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, listening to books read aloud, activities, and play.

Head Start Outcomes:

Literacy Knowledge/Early Writing: Copies, traces, or independently writes letters or words.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

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

Build a Letter (“Pp”)

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Skill Focus: 
Hand-Eye Coordination, Letter Formation, Letter Recognition, Listening and Speaking, Math, Vocabulary

Educator Prep: Before the activity, tape a large uppercase and lower case "P" to the floor of the block area. 

Invite children to work together to build the uppercase and lowercase letter “Pp” with blocks.

Draw attention to the letters on the floor. Tell children they can use these as a guide to building the letters. Have children trace the form of the letter by marching around it before building. Ask,

  • How are the two letters different? How are they the same? 
  • What letter do you think you will need to use more blocks to build? Why do you think that?

Have children build the two letters and then help children count the blocks used for each letter to confirm their prediction. 

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