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Letter D >  D is for Dragon

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Fantasy reptile > Dragon

Fairy Tales, Folklore, Legends

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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter D.   Visit the dragon theme for additional educational activities and crafts.

Animals > Fantasy and Mythical
A dragon is an imaginary monster and legendary creature that looks like a giant reptile (Western mythology) with wings, or snake-like without wings (Eastern mythology) with, claws, and a long tail.  In stories or pictures, dragons breathe fire and often guard a place or treasure.

The dragon is the only imaginary creature featured in the twelve signs of the Chinese Zodiac, and very popular in Chinese New Year celebrations.  The remaining eleven signs are represented by animals.

Online resources:
Dragon at Wikipedia.org

Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Dragon
Skills > problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish

Present this six-piece online jigsaw puzzle. Adjust number or pieces using the Change Cut button on the left.

Alphabet Activity > Letter D is for Dragon

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 dragon coloring image behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later.  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 dragon image.  Write the word dragon 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 page 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, 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 worksheet. 

You can also display other D posters and coloring pages or even make a letter D home or classroom book using coloring images or color posters.  Visit Letter D Alphabet Printable Materials to make your choice.

Ages 5+:
Letter D Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The word search game features a letter D words with pictures and handwriting practice.

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

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

 
Dragon Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Letter D Printable Activities

Age under 3
Letter D coloring page
D'Nealian

Standard Block
Print a dragon coloring image behind the letter D

Ages 3+


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


Word Search & Writing
(select eight word search)


Drawing  | Writing


Drawing & writing paper



Dragons coloring pages






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