APR
20
2011

Preschool Letter T for Turtle

I’m please to present my Letter T activities, this week we’re having fun with Turtles! Enjoy!

Note: As always, I print on white cardstock, laminate, cut and store in zip-lock baggies. I use sandwich and snack size to store the little pieces once they are cut, then store all the Letter T stuff in one file folder. Ready? Here we go…

Letter T Memory Verse: “Thou God seest me” Genesis 16:13 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Cor 5:17 For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses

Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter T on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.

Song time: Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2

We made the letter t with our bodies: This is by far a favorite in our house, the only trouble is getting them to stop, I think they made the entire alphabet one day! At one point the Teeny Tot was the dot on a j.

Letter T Handwriting worksheet:

Letter T letter hunt story: I either have her circle the letter S’s that she finds, or mark them with a do-a-dot marker for fun! You could also use clear bingo chips or put them in page protectors to re-use as well!

Letter T Tracing: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills.

Letter Tt Do-A-Dot Page: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!

Turtle counting: Tip: To save on lamination (if you have a Xyron, and use sticky laminate instead of heat laminate) you can put 2 pages back to back and laminate. When you cut them apart the lamination is on the front, but not on the back, but who cares eh? You can download the turtle counting game here! If your looking for more than matching, you can have them write the numbers in the blank spaces too if you laminate!

Turtle Lacing card, you can download him here!

Turtle Clip Cards, I punched a small hole in the corner of the card for her to attach these chain links to, you could also use paperclips, mini-clothespins, etc. The cool thing about the chain links is that you can also have them do patterns while you’re at it! And you know how I feel about 2 for 1′s! Yipee! Click here to download

Turtle Pattern Activity. Download here.

Turtle Size sorting…I might have to change this game up a bit, it’s getting too easy for her…you can download it here!

Turtle Color Matching: The color puzzles were too easy for her, so I’m going to try something new, word matching. She can’t read yet, but I made the words the correct color, so I’m hoping she’ll start to recognize them as she practices. Put the correct color turtle on the square with the word on it…If you’re not ready for that, you could always just print page 2 of this document, and cut the turtles in half for a color matching game as well…You can download it here!

Capital T Lowercase t sorting game, you can download it here!

Letter T scavenger hunt. I put this card in her box and she has to go around and fill her box with things that start with the Letter T. Like a Toy, Tiger, Toothbrush, Towel, etc. You can download the card here!

Turtle Pre-Writing Practice: I usually cut these into smaller cards, but didn’t feel like it and thought I’d try leaving it as a large page to see if writing was easier her, she was fighting with flipping the cards last time with the Letter B pre-writing…I’ll update this post if it is. You can download it here, and do it like this, or cut along the lines and put on a ring alike a mini-book. You can also print on plain copy paper and use for cutting practice too! 2 for 1!

Turtle Graphing Cards: Fun and easy! Count the turtles on the card and color in the correct amount of boxes on the grid. You could also use little buttons to place on the grid as well if you don’t want them coloring. I laminate and use Dry-erase markers since everyone loves those! You can download it here!

Turtle Bottlecap Letter Matching! This is a fun letter matching activity, that practices both upper and lowercase letters recognition! If you’re looking for more challenge, use the uppercase card with the lowercase letter disks or visa versa! (The download includes upper and lowercase letter disks and activity cards) Click here to see the process of making the letters.

Large Floor Numbers: This is a favorite in our house, I lay them all out on the floor (in order for now, once she needs a challenge I’ll mix them up). Then call out a number and she has to hop to that number! You can download the cards here!

Turtle Puzzle: I cut the puzzle in 6 pieces, I’m finding that’s about all she can handle right now, and then let her figure it out. I usually show her what it’s supposed to look like before she starts (I put it in her box like it is below). When she’s pulling the pieces out of the box they get mixed up, so it works for us. You can download the puzzle here!

Turtle coloring page, I also put on dashed font if they want to practice writing the letters or words! You can download it here!

Turtle magnet page! This is new to my “stuff”, but I was sick of the magnet pages not matching LOL! I know, I’m a dork ;o)…You can download it here! If you’re looking for other magnet pages like numbers etc, check out Making Learning Fun, they have tons of downloads!

Tt lacing cards, if you don’t like the turtle or are wanting something more letter shaped, you can download my Large Alphabet Lacing cards here!

Kumon Easy Mazes: I just dig through the book and find something that starts with the letter we are working on!

Letter Hunt: I created some Letter Hunt worksheets that you can download.

Foam Letter Builders: I cut the shapes from foam and let her use them to make the letters. You could also use my Magnetic Letter Builders as well!

Letter Collage Worksheets: The download includes letters A-Z as well as a collage idea sheet. We use the collage items as objects to decorate our letters for an alphabet book. We also color, paint, and stamp them. Since we use both upper and lowercase, I have provided both for you! Click here to download the Letter Collages:

Family Fun Night: Have some Cranberry Turkey Breast and watch The Penguins of Madagascar

Turtle Crafts: First School has a fun shapes turtle craft Family Crafts CD Turtle First Palette has a fun paper bowl turtle craft Free Kids Crafts also has a paper plate turtle craft.

Letter T Reading:

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Comments

  1. I love your Letter of the Week curriculum. I use it with my preschooler and he just can't get enough! I have a quick question for you though. I have read that some people save on laminating by doing 2 sheets back to back. Do you do this? I tried it and my sheets kept curling up afterwards making it hard for my little one to work with.

  2. I really like the hop on the numbers game. Our 4yo will like it! Thanks for all this.

  3. Hi, I've been trying to get ahold of you about the K4 Expansion Pack I ordered. You're contact page isn't working for me nor is your email going though. So, anyway, I wasn't able to download the file before the page exspired. Can't you send it again? e_23_88@yahoo.com Thanks!

  4. What a great theme! My daughter loves turtles so I can't wait to try some of the activities with her.

  5. I just found your blog and I absolutely love it. You are so creative with all your preschool ideas. I plan to try some of these with my preschooler. Thanks for sharing so much and I love you book ideas to go along with each unit.

  6. Hi, I just wanted to let you know we love your letter of the week ideas! We just started doing some pre-k activities and home and the turtle color matching was a big hit! I posted a picture of my little boy giving it a try at applegatesummers.blogspot.com. Love to know if posts like this are OK with your copyright. Thanks for sharing so many great resources!

  7. Hi! I was wondering if you put one of each thing in the workboxes or if you put a couple of things in each box? Thanks! Love your site!

  8. Janey Bereron says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your website. I am a Preschool teacher in New York and came across your website and it has so many amazing and fresh ideas. I am completely hooked and will continue to use it has one of my top resources. THANK YOU for allowing many to download everything off this site. THANK YOU!!!!

  9. I love your activities and am doing the Letter T with my students but I can not download the activities I am trying to get, it says file not found. Have you removed these?

  10. I’m having the same issues with not being to d/l the activities. Did you remove the files?

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