Alphabet Letter Y Yarn Theme
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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What is yarn?
A strand of twisted fibers made from silk, cotton, wool, or other materials used for sewing, crocheting, weaving, knitting or weaving.

The most common plant fiber is cotton, spun into fine yarn to make cloth.

The most commonly used animal yarn [fiber] is wool harvested from sheep.  Mohair and cashmere wool are harvested from goats.  More rarely, yarn is spun from the yak, and other animals.

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Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzles > Yarn and kitten online puzzle

Activities > Alphabet Letter Y is for Yarn
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* Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace letter Y'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 (first presentation) or handwriting practice worksheet.

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters 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 Y's:  Have the children find all the letter Y's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle or trace/shade them first.

Coloring Activity:  Encourage the children to color the image in the worksheet.  Provide some yarn strands to paste on the worksheet.  Use yellow which also starts with letter Y.

Letter Y words (initial consonant sound)Letter Y Activity Worksheet and Mini Book  This worksheet and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter Y program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related letter Y words.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Display other Y posters and coloring pages or even make a letter Y classroom book using coloring images or color posters.  Visit letter Y printable activities to make your choice.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw depiction of yarn on the back of the paper after handwriting practice.
2. Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw depiction of yarn and practice letter Yy or letter Y words. Idea: A yawning yak playing with yellow yarn.

Craft activity > Cat or Kitten Holding Yarn at
This is an adorable printable craft of a cat or kitten holding a yarn ball with knitting sticks.  Glue or paste some real yarn on the yarn ball. 

Yarn & kitten
Online jigsaw puzzle

Letter Y Worksheet and Mini-Book
Available in D'Nealian & Standard block

Handwriting Practice Worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet

Word search & handwriting

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

Drawing & Writing Paper

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Cat or Kitten with Yarn Craft
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