Alphabet Letter D Drum
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Themes Activities Materials

Letter D > D is for Drum

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

Children Age 3 and under:
Print a letter D coloring page in standard block or D'Nealian font  and a drum theme coloring page #1 or #2 behind it 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:
Alphabet - beginning letter D
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.  Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter D's and then discuss the locations with the worksheet.

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 #1 or #2 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.

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 (refer to letter activity worksheet above):  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  letter D posters and coloring pages or even make a letter D classroom book.  For related images visit:  Letter D Printable Materials

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

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.

Related activity:  Make a joyful noise

Drum online jigsaw puzzle

Printable Activities

D coloring page
Standard Block

Color Poster
Standard Block

Coloring page
Standard block

Handwriting Worksheet
Standard block


Letter D Worksheet & Mini Book
D'Nealian and Standard Block

Word Search & Handwriting

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

Drawing and writing paper

Drum theme coloring pages
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coloring and writing materials
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