Alphabet Letter I Iguana
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Activities Materials
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter I (long i sound).  The iguana theme presentation ideally should be part of reptiles theme activities and/or crafts.

Science > Animals > Reptiles > What is an iguana?
An iguana is a large lizard found mostly in the warmer parts of Central and South America.  Many iguanas have a ridge of spines down the middle of the back. Unlike other lizards, iguanas eat only plants. The marine iguana is unique to the Gal√°pagos Island, and is the only lizard to be a marine reptile. Some kinds of iguanas are endangered.

Online resources for the iguana: 
I is for Iguana at Wikijunior | info at

Alphabet Activity > Letter I is for Iguana
Present the letter I Iguana six-piece online jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter I in upper and lower case.  Adjust number or pieces using the Change Cut button on the left.

Present and display your option of printable materials listed in the materials column.

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

Letter I words (long i sound)Letter I Activity Worksheet and Mini Book (short I sound)  These materials can be used as part of Letter I program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related letter 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 other I posters and coloring pages or even make a letter I classroom book using coloring images or color posters. Visit Letter I Printable Activities to make your choice.

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

Advanced independent handwriting practice:
Print your choice of lined paper, or story paper to draw, color an iguana and practice handwriting. Print an iguana coloring page, links in the materials column.

Iguana activities >  Crafts > External links
1. Craft sticks and woodsies iguana craft with adult help

2. Special craft:  Marine Iguana Paper Sculpture > This craft is complex and for adult assembly.  It is a wonderful educational piece.

Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Iguana > Objective: Using the computer mouse and problem solving skills.

Have fun with an online puzzle of a fun iguana that can be adapted from 6 pieces to 247. The whole family can have a try. Click on the Change Cut button to adjust number and shape of pieces.

I Iguana Online Jigsaw Puzzle

[in Spanish]
Alphabet Letter I Iguana Poster and Manuscript Handwriting Guidelines
Color poster

Alphabet I Iguana Coloring Page and Manuscript Handwriting Guidelines
Coloring page

Handwriting Practice Worksheet
Handwriting Practice Worksheet

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

Word Search & writing (select short I version)

Drawing | Writing paper

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)
iguana coloring page
Iguana Coloring Pages
1 | 2 | 3

Online jigsaw puzzle
Alphabet > Letter I (short I) | Animals > Reptiles > Desert | Rainforest | Crafts > Iguana external links | Holidays and Events > Jun > Zoo and Aquarium Month - Sep 8th > Nat'l Iguana Awareness Day - Oct 21st > Reptile Awareness Day - Dec 27th > Visit the Zoo Day - Online Jigsaw Puzzles