Letter D >
D is for Dove
> Birds >
Bible > resources, coloring pages
*Color and Decorate a *Dove
and Events >
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*Jan. > MLK
*Feb. 14th - Valentine's Day
4th > Bird Day
*March or April
Seasons > Spring
is the common name for a family of birds; smaller species are
commonly known as doves. These birds are most abundant
in warm regions and can be found in almost every region of the
Resource > Pigeon
| Dove > facts and images at Wikipedia.org
Doves > Symbolism
Doves are a symbol of love and peace.
Resource > Doves
as symbols at Wikipedia.org
Holidays and Events > St. Valentine's Day | Olympic Games and Peace Education:
are and appropriate theme for various holidays that promote love and
peace listed in the themes column.
Online Jigsaw Puzzle >
Skill: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a dove image.
The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the change cut button
to change shape and number of pieces.
Art & Alphabet > Letter D is for
Make a letter D Dove presentation with the materials of your
Art Activity Option #1: Ages 2-5 - Dove Puppet or Decoration
Decorate a dove
coloring page (Ages 2+) and
Practice Letter D is for Dove
* Method 1: Use watercolors, finger paints in any shade. While the
paint is still damp add a small pieces of white tissue paper, scraps of construction paper.
* Method 2: Print on card stock. Color or
paint. Paste a few craft
feathers, a small button or plastic googly for an eye, and cut loosely around the image.
Write letter D d is for Dove on the back:
Three ideas after dove is decorated:
1. Paste the image over a
blue piece of construction paper (the sky), paste a few cotton balls
2. Tape a piece of string or yarn to make a
3. Take a craft stick to the back to make a
puppet, children can pretend to make the dove fly.
Option #2: Draw a Dove and practice writing
letter D and the word dove - Kindergarten - Grade 1
paper. Encourage children to draw a dove after viewing
real dove images in the online activities. Then practice letter D
and writing the word dove on the writing lines.
Option #3: Alternative for Ages 4+ and older: DLTK's Dove Craft
The above activities can also be conducted with a more challenging
Dove Craft. Here you will find a wonderful song and finger
play to go along with the craft and replace the word birds in the
text with the word doves.
activities for home, Sunday school and VBS:
Include dove activities and optionally present the coloring pages
included below when discussing:
8 Noah and the Dove
- coloring page: with
text | no
text | online
3: The Baptism of Jesus -
coloring page: with
text | no
The Ascension of
Jesus - in these activities a dove symbolizes Jesus ascent into
heaven after the Resurrection.
Resources: Bible Alphabet - Standard
block or D'Nealian,
D Dove Printable Activities
and Color a Dove
Practice Letter D
Dove hand puppet
Print the Dove coloring
* one or two pieces of paper
* something to color with or
view suggestions in the instructions for other art ideas.