Alphabet Letter D Drum
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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Alphabet > Letter D | Inventions Kids Love > Music > Musical Instruments > Percussion

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

Music > Musical Instrument > Percussion Instrument > Drum
A drum is a percussion musical instrument shaped like cylinder. A drum has a hollow body covered at one or both ends by a tight material. It is played by beating with s ticks or the hands. A toy drum is a wonderful first musical instrument for young children.

Visit the following links to view and hear different types of drums:
Bass drum | Snare drumTimpani or Kettledrum

Alphabet Activity > Letter D is for Drum

Children Age 3 and under:
Print a letter D coloring page Standard block or D'Nealian and select a drum theme coloring page below, print behind the letter coloring page or on a separate page if using finger paints to decorate later. Discuss other letter D words found on the worksheet.

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.

Trace and Color: Children can trace and color the letter D's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the coloring page and write letter D d and the word drum on the margins.


Children Ages 3+ to 6: Present the clown printable materials of your choice.

*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.

Explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the upper right corner) 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 sequence 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.

Letter D wordsLetter D Worksheet and Mini Book > These materials can be used to reinforce letter practice and to identify related D words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Discuss other words and images found in the worksheet. If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display posters and coloring pages or even make a letter D classroom book. For related images visit:  letter D printable activities

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

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

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

Online Jigsaw Puzzle:  Alphabet D Drum > Skills > Problem solving and alphabet letter recognition
Here is an online online jigsaw puzzle the children will enjoy featuring a letter D is for Drum.  The default puzzle is 6 pieces.  Click on the drum image and Change Cut button to change shape and number of pieces.

Drum theme coloring pages and listen to the drum: