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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter U is for Umbrella. Review related
themes and activities for the umbrella in the themes column.
is collapsible canopy to protect people from the sun and rain. When used
for sun protection it is also called a parasol. The collapsible
umbrella is a
Alphabet Activity > Letter U is for Umbrella
Present the letter U Umbrella six-piece online
jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter U in
upper and lower case. Adjust number or pieces using the Change
Cut button on the left.
Print and display alphabet printable
materials of your choice in the materials column.
Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace the letter U's with your finger in upper and lower case 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, regular or coloring
pencil. Demonstrate the direction of the arrows and to pay
attention to the numbers that helps them trace the
letter correctly. (ages 3.5+). During the demonstration,
you may want to count out loud and as you trace so children become
aware of how the number order aids them in
Find the letter Us: Have the children find all the
letter U'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 U's and then
discuss the locations with the poster.
Coloring Activity: Encourage the children to color the
letter U and umbrella image with a variety of materials.
Letter U words: Letter
U Worksheet and Mini Book (short U sound).
This worksheet and matching mini
book can be used as part of Letter U program of activities
to reinforce letter U practice and to identify related U words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Discuss other letter U words and images found in the worksheet. If you have illustrated alphabet books you
can also use images in them. You can also display U posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter U classroom book. For
related images visit: Letter
U Printable Materials and make your choice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw an umbrella behind
the page or print an umbrella theme coloring page, links in the materials column.
and writing paper: Encourage children to draw, color and
decorate an umbrella and
write letter U u.
Craft activity: Umbrella theme printable crafts (external
spring bunny with umbrella
2. Little Critter: paper doll craft template > color templates 1 & 2 | black & white templates 1 & 2.
Online Jigsaw Puzzle
this alphabet set
alphabet - color only)
U Worksheet & Mini Book
Available in D'Nealian
& Standard block format
Drawing | Writing Paper
Umbrella coloring pages
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Weather coloring pages
Rain, Rain, Go Away