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Letter A Acorn Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter A.  Review the themes column for all themes that can be addressed with the topic of acorns.  


Plants > Trees > Oak fruit > Acorn
The acorn is the nut (fruit) of the oak tree.

Visit the acorn theme lesson plan activities for a craft, and other printable activities.
  This is activity number four of the acorns theme.

Alphabet Activity:  Letter A is for Acorn

Children age 3 and under
Print a letter A coloring page in Standard block or D'Nealian font  and an acorn coloring page from the materials column behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later.  Discuss other letter A words found on the activity worksheet.

Trace letter A's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter.  Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page.

Children can trace and color the letter A's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the image.  Write the word acorn on the finished coloring page.


Children ages 3+

Present and display the color poster.
Distribute your choice of worksheet for a first introduction for younger children or extended handwriting practice tracer for advanced Pre-K and higher.  

Finger and Pencil Tracing
Using your selection of worksheet, trace letter A's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter.  Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page. 

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil, and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the upper right corner) that help them trace the letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.

Find the letter A's:  Have the children find all the letter A's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle or trace/shade them first.  Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter A's and then discuss the locations with the poster.

Letter A words:  
Letter A Activity Worksheet Program and Mini-Book
(long a sound) can be used as part of Letter A program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related A words. 
Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
 

You can also display  letter A posters and coloring pages or even make a letter A home or classroom book.  For related images visit:  Letter A Printable Materials.

Handwriting Practice for advanced K and 1st grade:
Acorns and squirrels handwriting paper > featuring squirrels and acorns to practice writing letter A (acorn) or N (nut) independently. 

Lined-Writing paper > print an acorn theme coloring page listed in the materials column in the back of the paper.

Drawing paper
>  children can draw a tree with acorns.  This drawing can also depict roots and an acorn in the soil to review plant growth (science).

 
Letter A Acorn Printable Activities

Ages 3 & under

Letter A coloring page
D'Nealian

Standard Block
Print an acorn coloring page

Review this alphabet set
Age 3+

Color Poster


Coloring Page

Age 4+

Handwriting Worksheet
D'Nealian
Standard block



Letter A Worksheet & Mini-Book
 D'Nealian and Standard font

Age 5+

 
Drawing & Writing Paper: draw an acorn or an oak tree & write letter A a


Printable lined-paper
(various styles)
Acorns and squirrels writing paper

All ages

online coloring
Acorns coloring pages
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 

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