Alphabet Letter D Dinosaur
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Themes Activities Materials

Letter D >  D is for Dinosaur 

Animals > Extinct Reptiles > Dinosaurs

Holidays and Events
> Dinosaurs Month
Oct. 21st > Reptile Awareness Day

Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter D.

Animals > Extinct > Dinosaurs
Review the dinosaurs theme to present information, images, crafts and other related activities.

Alphabet Activity > Letter D is for Dinosaur
Present the letter D dinosaur six-piece online jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter D in upper and lower case.  Adjust number or pieces using the Change Cut button on the left.

Present, display and distribute your option of D alphabet printable materials listed in the materials column.

Children Age 3 and under:
* Print
letter D coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font and a dinosaur coloring image behind it or attach next to letter D.  The letter can also be decorated with an assortment of dinosaur theme stickers.  Discuss other letter D words found on the worksheet and word search.

* Finger Tracing: Trace letter D'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 color and trace the letter D's. After completing the letter coloring, encourage children to color the dinosaur image.  Write the word dinosaur on the finished coloring page.

Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter D sound 

Present the
Letter D Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Letter D words
:  This worksheet and matching mini-book can be used as part of Letter D program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related d words.

*  Finger and Pencil Tracing
Trace letter D'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, count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.

Find the letter D's:  Have the children find all the letter D's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle or trace/shade them first.

Discuss other letter D 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). You can print letter D in a different bright color to make it stand out.  You can also display other D posters and coloring pages or even make a letter D classroom book.  Visit Letter D Alphabet Printable Materials to make your choice.

Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1.  Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw a dinosaur behind the lined paper or select and print a dinosaur coloring page behind the lined-paper to color after writing practice. Optional:  Print your selection of letter D is for Deinonychus materials from the Dinosaur alphabet.

2.  Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color a dinosaur and practice writing letter D d.

Letter D Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The eight word search game features a dinosaur and letter D words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Dinosaur Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Printable Activities

Age 3 and under:
Letter D coloring page

Standard Block
Print a dinosaur coloring image & attach to letter D

Ages 3+

Color Poster

Coloring Page

Handwriting Worksheet


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

Ages 5+:  

Word Search & Writing
(select eight word search)

Drawing & writing paper

Dinosaurs coloring pages

(links to information)

Dinosaurs Alphabet Printable Activities

(coloring, learn alphabet and writing)
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