Alphabet Letter U Umbrella
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Activities Materials

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.

Umbrella facts:
An umbrella 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 Chinese invention.

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
the process.

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 wordsLetter 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 and mini-book.

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.

2.  Drawing and writing paper: Encourage children to draw, color and decorate an umbrella and write letter U u.

Craft activity:  Umbrella theme printable crafts (external links)
1. Printable spring bunny with umbrella 
2. Little Critter: paper doll craft template > color templates 1 & 2 | black & white templates 1 & 2.

U  Umbrella
Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Review this alphabet set 

Color poster

Coloring Page

Umbrella color poster
(Clown alphabet - color only)

Handwriting Worksheet

Letter U Worksheet & Mini Book
Available in D'Nealian & Standard block format

Drawing | Writing Paper

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

Umbrella coloring pages
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Weather coloring pages

Rain, Rain, Go Away
Nursery Rhyme Coloring pages

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