Dots of "D"

  • confetti dots (or hole punch dots)
  • crayons or markers
  • dot stickers 
  • glue
  • letter “D” cutout, large (one for each child)
  • tape
  • circle
  • pattern

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.

Dots of "D"

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Skill Focus: Fine Motor Skills, Letter Recognition, Phonological Awareness, Vocabulary

Educator Prep: Prepare a large uppercase "D" stencil cutout for each child.

Provide large uppercase “D” stencil cutouts, one for each child.

Tape the letter cutout to the table. Have children glue a line of confetti dots, hole-punched dots, or dot stickers inside the cutout. 

Remove the stencil and have them decorate the outside with markers or crayons. Encourage them to draw objects that begin with the letter "D" around the letter. You may want to have picture cards available for children to reference. 

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