Alphabet Letter V Volcano
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Activities Materials
This activity #3 is part of Impact Poster Letter V lesson plan.
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter V.

Science > Volcano
1.  A volcano is an opening in the earth's crust through which melted rock, ash, and gases are forced out.

2. A volcano is a mountain or hill made from the melted rock that builds up around such an opening.

Online resources:
Community Helper and Careers > Volcanologist
2Videos of erupting volcanoes

Alphabet Activities > Letter V is for Volcano

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

Present and display the color poster and distribute the coloring page or handwriting practice worksheet.

For children that already have had some practice tracing letter V, distribute story paper.  Encourage them to draw a volcano, and practice writing the letter independently.

* Finger and Pencil Tracing:
  *Trace letter V'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.
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter 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 V's:  Have the children find all the letter V'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 V'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 V wordsLetter V Activity Page and Mini Book  This page and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter V program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related V words.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

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

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

Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a volcano behind the page or print this volcanologist working

2. Drawing and writing paper: Encourage children to draw, color and decorate a volcano and write letter V v.

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