Letter Molds (“Pp”)

  • Between the Lions alphabet chart
  • letter card “Pp” 
  • letter molds “Pp” 
  • curved
  • lowercase
  • straight
  • uppercase

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.

Letter Molds (“Pp”)

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Skill Focus: Fine Motor Skills, Letter Recognition

Educator Prep: Print out the Between the Lions alphabet chart or create an alphabet chart on chart paper.

Have children press uppercase and lowercase “Pp” molds into the sand. As they work, talk with children about the features of each letter and encourage them to describe each letter using vocabulary such as curved and straight.

Encourage them to use their fingers to draw the letter in the sand. Say, 

  • I see you drew a lowercase “p.” Can you point to the lowercase letter “p” on our alphabet chart?

Adaptation: If you do not have a sensory table, you can adapt the Letter Molds activity by using a cake pan or baking dish to hold the sand (or salt). 

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