Alphabet Letter W Whale Theme
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2. Alphabet Activity > Letter W is for Whale
Present the letter W whale six-piece online jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter W in upper and lower case. Adjust number or pieces using the Change Cut button on the left.
Present and display your option of letter W Printable Activities in the materials column.
Children Age 3 and under:
* Print a letter W coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font and a whale coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. Discuss other letter W words found on the worksheet.
* Finger Tracing:
Trace letter W'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.
* Children can trace and color the letter W's. After coloring the letter, encourage children to color the image and write the word whale on the finished coloring page.
Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Present the Letter W Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Letter W words: This worksheet and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter W program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related W words.
Discuss other letter W words and images (refer to activity worksheet above). You can also display letter W posters and coloring pages or make a letter W classroom book. For related images visit: Letter W Printable Materials.
* Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace letter W'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 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 W's: Have the children find all the letter W's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them first. Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter W's and then discuss the locations.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a whale behind the page or print a whale coloring page.
2. Drawing and writing paper Encourage children to draw and color a whale and write letter W w. Share some images of real whales to inspire the children.
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