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: Print on cardstock and laminate, then hole punch every 1″ or so. Using yarn or a shoelace, have students practice lacing the card.
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!
**Note: To get all of the games in my Letter of the Week curriculum, please check out the full curriculum in my store!**
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!
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.
Note: To get all of the games in my Letter of the Week curriculum, please check out the full curriculum in my store!
Would love to download many of these activities so use. I can see a lot of time went into this. I am having trouble finding the links however. Are they available?
I’m sorry, due to inappropriate ads and virus issues I’ve temporarily removed my free Letter of the Week files from 4shared. I’m working to get them transferred to another site now, it’s just taking some time.
In the meantime if you would like to do the LOTW activities you’re always welcome to grab the entire curriculum for just $15 from my store. http://tinyurl.com/LOTWCurriculum
I apologize for the inconvenience.
I have been trying to download the turtle ideas and have not been able to and really want to try them. :0(
Hi Kathleen, I apologize I’m in the process of getting the files transferred over to my server, so it’s just taking some time.
I’m loving the resources however the links attached don’t appear to be available for the turtle activities.
I was hoping to download some of your turtle ideas but the download link was not available. Is there another link now or are they no longer available?
LOVE it all! Where do i download the small medium large turtle graph?
I am trying to download the turtle sorting game and it says download here but there is nothing to click on to start the download.