Letter W Wolf Theme
Instructions and Suggestions
Letter W > W is
Mammals > Endangered Animals > Forest > Wolf
Online Jigsaw Puzzles > Alphabet > Wolf
Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter W. The presentation ideally should
be part of wolf
themed activities and/or crafts.
1. Animals > Mammal > Endangered > Forest > Wolf
The wolf is a wild mammal that has a pointed nose, pointed ears, and a bushy tail. Wolves are closely related to coyotes, dogs, and foxes. They usually eat birds and other small animals, but they also hunt in packs for larger animals such as deer. Wolves used to be common in Europe, Asia, and North America, but are now endangered in many areas.
2. Alphabet Activity > Letter W is for Wolf
Present the letter W wolf 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 wolf coloring image 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 completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the goat image. Write the word goat on the finished coloring page.
Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter W
1. Present the Letter W Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Letter W words: This page 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): 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 examples. You can print letter W 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 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 with the poster.
Letter W Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The four word search game features a wolf and letter W words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a wolf behind the page or print a wolf coloring page.
2. Drawing and writing paper Encourage children to draw and color a wolf and write letter W w. Share some images of a real wolf to inspire the children.
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