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A is for Anteater
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Online Jigsaw Puzzles
Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter A. Review related topics
in the themes column.
is Activity Day #7 of Letter
A Impact Poster Lesson Plan
Animals > Mammals > Rainforest > > Anteater
is a mammal that uses its long, sticky tongue to eat ants and
True anteaters (example: Giant
Anteater) have no teeth, are furry, and live in Central or
South America. They are related to sloths. Other kinds
of mammals that eat ants are also sometimes called anteaters, but
they are not related to American anteaters.
Present the letter A Anteater six-piece online
jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter A in
upper and lower case. Adjust number or pieces using the Change
Cut button on the left.
Distribute your option of letter A alphabet printable
materials listed in the materials column.
Children Age 3 and under:
a letter A coloring page in standard
block or D'Nealian
and an anteater
coloring image behind it or on a separate page if using paints
to decorate later. Idea: Have children draw ants (or
fingerprint ants) close to the anteaters mouth after coloring the
image. Discuss other letter A words found on the worksheet.
* Finger Tracing:
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 anteater
image. Write the word anteater on the finished coloring
Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter A sound (short sound)
1. Present the
Letter A Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program.
Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Letter A words: This worksheet and matching mini-book can be used as part of Letter
A program of activities
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related A words.
* Finger and Pencil Tracing:
*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 worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter
with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil
and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers 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.
Discuss other letter A words and images: First 'brainstorm' and
ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and
write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with
example. You can print letter A in a different bright color to
make it stand out. If you have illustrated alphabet books you
can also use images in them. You can also display other A posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter A classroom book using coloring
images or color posters. Visit Letter
Printable Materials to make your choice.
Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper. Have children draw an anteater eating ants behind the lined
paper or print an anteater
to color and decorate with with fingerprint ants close to its
mouth after writing practice.
2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw
and color an anteater scene and handwriting practice.
A Word Search Game & Handwriting Practice
The eight-word search game features the anteater and
letter A words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Crafts > DLTK's Anteater
This includes a great idea to add a scene with an ant hill and
fingerprint ants. When making the ant hill make it to resemble
a letter A.
craft assembly conduct some learning activities for the craft
activity with the craft templates:
1. Math > Shapes | Colors: Identify colors and shapes.
Count and number the craft templates.
2. Skills developed during craft assembly: Scissor cutting and
coloring (precursors to handwriting), problem solving, and fine motor
3. Alphabet > Write the alphabet letter on the craft in
upper and lower case.