Alphabet Letter A Acorn
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Activities Materials
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter A.  Review related themes at the bottom of the page.  

Plants > Trees > Oak fruit > Acorn
The acorn or oak nut 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 4 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 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.

Letter A words:  
Letter A Activity Worksheet Program and Mini-Book
(long a sound) can be used as part of program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
You can also display letter posters and coloring pages or make a letter A home or classroom book. For related images visit: Letter A Printable Activities.

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

Lined-Writing paper > print an acorn theme coloring page on 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).

Ages 3 & under

Letter A coloring page

Standard Block

Review this alphabet set
Age 3+

Color Poster

Coloring Page
Age 4+

Handwriting Worksheet
Standard block
Age 3+

Letter A Worksheet & Mini-Book
 D'Nealian and Standard font
Age 4+

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

Acorns and squirrels writing paper
Age 5+

Drawing & Writing Paper
All ages
acorns coloring pages
Acorns coloring pages
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