K > K is for Kite
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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter K. The presentation
ideally should be part of kite
themed activities and/or crafts.
Sports and Games > Toy > Kite >
1. A kite is a light frame covered with paper, plastic or
cloth that is flown in the air at the end of a string.
2. A kite is a tethered aircraft,
and an important precursor for the advancement in air transportation,
weather forecasting, and science in other
3. Kites in present times is most often used as a toy, a sport,
and to celebrate cultural holidays.
4. Kites were probably first used and invented in China.
The kite is inducted in National
Toy Hall of Fame
Kite > Wikipedia.org
Alphabet Activity > Letter K is for Kite
Present and display your option of alphabet printable
materials listed in the materials column.
*Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace letter K'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 K's: Have the children find all the
letter K'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 K's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
Coloring or Painting Activity:
Encourage the children to color the letter K and kite image.
Letter K words: Letter
K Activity Page and Mini Book. This page and matching mini
book can be used as part of Letter K program of activities
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related K words. Suggested instructions for use
Discuss other letter K 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
examples. You can print letter K 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 K posters and
coloring pages or make a letter K classroom book. For
related images visit: Letter
K Printable Materials.
Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper. Have children draw and color a kite behind the lined
paper or select and print a kite coloring page
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| 3 to color after writing practice.
2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw
and color a kitten and practice writing
letter K k.
Letter K Word
Search & Handwriting Practice
The four word search game features a kite and letter K words with
pictures and handwriting practice.
This activity is suitable for kite theme
celebrations listed in the theme column.