Alphabet Letter N Nurse
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Themes Activities Materials

Letter N > N is for Nurse

Biographies > Famous Nurses

Crafts > Nurse craft

Community Helpers >

Holidays & Events >
March > Women's History Month
May 12th is  International Nurses Day

Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter N.  The presentation ideally should be part of nurse themed activities and/or crafts.

Community Helper Theme:  The Nurse - Online Resources:
A nurse is a person who is trained to care for sick and injured people.

This is a good opportunity to review the topic of the nurse as a community helper.  Present the main responsibilities of the nurse and how important their job is to the community.
* What does a nurse do?
* The Nurse at
Biographies for young children >  Ages 5+
Enjoy these two short presentations of two famous nurses at BBC School Famous People:
Florence Nightingale and May Seacole

Alphabet Activity > Letter N is for Nurse

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

* Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace letter N'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 (first presentation) or handwriting practice worksheet.   
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers 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 N's:  Have the children find all the letter N'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 N's and then discuss the locations with the poster.

*Coloring Activity
:  Encourage the children to color the image in the coloring page or worksheet.

Letter N words (initial consonant sound)
Letter N Activity Worksheet and Mini Book  This worksheet and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter N program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related N words.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Discuss other letter N words and images:  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 N 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 other N posters and coloring pages or even make a letter N classroom book using coloring images or color posters.  Visit Letter N Printable Materials to make your choice.

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

Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a nurse behind the page or print a nurse coloring page #1 or #2.
2.  Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw and color a nurse and write letter N n.

Printable Craft > Nurse Craft at
This is printable craft assembled with a toilet paper tube.  It is available in color and coloring format.

Printable Activities

Color Poster

Coloring Page

Handwriting Worksheet

Letter N Worksheet and Mini-Book

Available in D'Nealian and Standard block format

Word Search & handwriting

Drawing  | Writing

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

Nurse Craft
Nurse tube craft

coloring and writing materials

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