Letter A Aquarium Theme
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
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> Letter A >
A is for Aquarium
Animals > Ocean | Aquatic > Pets | Fish > Aquarium
Crafts > Aquarium
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This is Activity Day #3 of Letter A Impact Poster Lesson Plan
Animals > Ocean | Aquatic Animals > Pets > Aquarium
An aquarium can be defined two ways.
1. A tank or other container (fish bowl) filled with water in which water animals and plants are kept. This container is also called a fish tank.
2. A building where water (aquatic) animals are kept, displayed and studied. An aquarium can be within a public aquarium, a marine park or zoo.
Alphabet Activities > Letter A is for Aquarium
Children Age 3 and under:
* Print a letter A coloring page in standard block or D'Nealian font and an aquarium coloring image 1 or 2 behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. 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 and decorate the aquarium. Write the word aquarium on the finished coloring page.
Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter A sound (short sound)
Present the Letter A Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
* Letter A words: This page 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 A Alphabet Printable Materials to make your choice.
Letter A Word Search Game & Handwriting Practice
The four and eight word search game features an aquarium (fish tank) and letter A words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw an an aquarium scene behind the lined paper or print an an aquarium coloring page 1 or 2 to color and decorate after writing practice.
2. Drawing and writing paper:
The upper drawing box represents the aquarium.
a. Method 1:
Step 1 > Print the page to light blue paper.
Step 2 > Encourage children to draw and color aquatic animals and plants over the blue background or provide stickers. Practice writing letter A a.
b. Method 2:
Step 1 > Have children color inside of the frame blue to represent the water.
Follow step 2 above.
Aquarium Theme Activities and Crafts >
Visit these two aquarium theme lesson plans.
Activity #1: Aquarium Craft: The Bottom of the Sea
Activity #2: Five Fish in a Bowl (aquarium or fish bowl)
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