Alphabet Letter I Igloo
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities, Craft and Worksheets

Activities Materials
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter I (long i sound). The presentation ideally should be part of a homes and house theme or polar theme (Arctic or Antarctica).

Social studies > What is an igloo? A snowhouse (or snow house) or a snow hut.
Ask children what they think is an igloo. Discuss some basic facts and show some images.  Look and compare to other types of dwellings.

Alphabet Activity > Letter I is for Igloo
Present and display poster, and distribute your option of printable activities listed in the materials column.

Explain that the word igloo exhibits the short i sound.  Examples:  igloo, iguana, and ink

Finger and Pencil Tracing
Trace letter I's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on your choice of coloring page  or handwriting practice worksheet.  Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil  and 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 order aids them in the writing process.

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

Coloring or Painting Activity: Encourage the children to color the igloo scene.

Letter I words (hard g sound)Letter I Worksheet and Mini Book. These materials can be used to reinforce letter practice and to identify related I words.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

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

Letter I Word Search & Handwriting Practice (select short I version)
The four-word search game features the igloo and letter I words with pictures and handwriting practice.

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

2.  Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color an igloo and practice writing letter I i.

Craft:  Igloo craft using sugar cubes. External link at

[in Spanish]
Age 3+

Color Poster

Coloring Page

Age 4+

Handwriting Worksheet

Age 3+

Letter Activity Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter I Worksheet & Mini-Book

D'Nealian and Standard font

Age 4+

Word Search & writing
(select short I version)

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)
Age 5+

Drawing | Writing paper

Igloo coloring page

External link
Igloo Craft
Igloo craft

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