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Letter D > D is for Dolphin 

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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter D.  The presentation ideally should be part of  dolphin themed activities and/or crafts.

Alphabet Activity:  Letter D d is for Dolphin

Present and display your option of D Dolphin alphabet printable materials listed in them materials column. Present and display the poster and distribute the coloring page. 

* 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 coloring page.  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 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.  Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter D's and then discuss the locations with the poster. 

*Coloring Activity: Encourage the children to color the image in the coloring page.

Advanced Handwriting Practice:

1.  Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw a dolphin behind the lined paper or select and print a dolphin coloring page behind the lined-paper to color after writing practice.

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

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

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) as the children come up with example.  You can print letter d 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 D posters and coloring pages or even make a letter D classroom book using coloring images or color posters.  Visit Letter D Alphabet Printable Materials to make your choice.

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


Letter D Dolphin Printable Activities


Color Poster
D'Nealian
Standard


Coloring Page
D'Nealian
Standard


Handwriting Worksheet
D'Nealian
Standard


Printable lined-paper
(various styles)
or


Drawing & writing paper


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


Word Search & Writing

Dolphins coloring pages






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