Preschool and Kindergarten Activities for Lesson Plans

Alphabet Kindergarten and Preschool Program - Meeting the Curriculum

How Does the Program Work?

The video below demonstrates how the "alphabet readers" and other follow-up activities are used to teach the alphabet and other early reading skills.


Alphabet Program Explained Viewed on YouTube 


Information on the Alphabet  Program

In the link below you will find information on the Alphabet Program.

Information on the Alphabet Program

Alphabet Sight Word Readers

In the link below you will see a preview of the Alphabet Sight Word Readers:

Readers Related to the Alphabet Program

Animated Alphabet Song Video
Students will enjoy learning the alphabet by singing the alphabet song and copying the movements of the animated characters.


Alphabet Song for Children Animated Video on YouTube


Alphabet Song for Children Animated Video on SchoolTube


Mini Lesson Plan Sample

Below you will find a mini lesson plan on introducing a new letter sound. The video demonstrates how the plans can be implemented.  This plan would be similar to a plan you would find on the member site.  However, there is no related song to incorporateAlso, there  are no suggestions for incorporating sight words and word families in this mini-plan.

Connection to Literature
Read the book "Hello Robots" by Bob Staake to the children.  Point out the letter "r" and its related sound in relation to the word "robot".

Introducing the Letter "r" Through the Reader "Ronnie Robot"
In the link below you will find a sample alphabet reader that introduces the letter "r" within its story context. The video demonstrates how the reader can be used and follow-up activities that can be incorporated.

Reader Ronnie Robot No Interactive Component

Reader Ronnie Robot With Interactive Component

Alphabet Picture Sorting Cards Activity Follow-up Activities Using Name Alliterations
The reader makes use of alliteration.  This can be followed-up by making class name alliterations.  This a very effective phonemic awareness activity.

For example, if you have the names Tina and Tim in your classroom an alliteration could be:  Tiny Tina tickles tall Tim.

Preschool - Kindergarten Printable Follow-up Activities

Game 1 -  Practicing Recognition of Letter "r" and Corresponding Sound
Make serveral copies of the picture cards in the links below.  These are cut and placed upside down.  This can be played as a partner game or cooperation game.  Each time a player selects a picture card beginning with the letter "r" sound, this is marked off on their tally board (link below).  If this is a cooperation game, the players work together to fill the board.  If this is a more competitive game, the first person to complete their individual tally board is the winner.

Picture Cards With and Without the Words

Game Board Tally Sheet

Game 2 - Memory Game
The children sort the pictures according to which ones begin with the letter "r" sound.  After, these would be placed together.  One partner would cover their eyes and the other partner would remove one picture.  The other partner must determine which picture was removed.  Each player would take turns.

Follow-up Pre-Kindergarten Craft ActivityPicture Mnemonic Craft Activity

The follow-up picture menmonic activity would be to paint the letter "r" to resemble a rainbow.  In the "Space Theme" there is a template to make a "robot" to represent the letter and its corresponding sound as displayed in the photograph.

Picture Mnemonic "r" Printable

Follow-up Activity

Rolling Dice Phonics Game
I have included a link to a game I use to assist students in developing the skill of hearing initial letter sounds.  I also send this link to my parents in my monthly newsletters so they can play the game at home as well.  

How to Play the Game
This is a partner game that would need to be monitored by an adult (this is why it is a good game to play at home).   Each student takes a turn rolling a die.  They must say the name of the picture they land on and verbally tell what sound they hear first.

Rolling Dice Phonics Game

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