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Letter A Alligator Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter A Alligator Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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The alligator is large reptile with short legs, a long body and tail, and a long, wide snout. Alligators are protected by thick skin with many hard bumps. They live in rivers, lakes, swamps, and other bodies of water in the southeast United States, Caribbean, Central and South America and in China. They usually eat insects, fish, turtles, snakes, birds, and other water animals, but have been known to attack small land mammals. They are closely related to crocodiles. Chinese alligators are critically endangered because their habitat is being changed by people.

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Alphabet Activities:

Present the color poster and select the activities of your choice.

Children age 3 and under:

Print a letter A coloring page and an alligator coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. Discuss other letter A words found on the activity worksheet.

Trace letter A'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 A's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the image. Write the word alligator on the finished coloring page.

Handwriting worksheet tips:

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter, and explain 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.

Have the children find all the letter A's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them.

Children ages 3+:

Letter A words: Letter A Worksheet Program and Mini-Book (short a sound) can be used as part of program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

You can also display letter posters and coloring pages or make a letter A home or classroom book. For related images visit: Letter A Printable Activities.

Letter A Printable Games: Word Search & Handwriting Practice: The four and eight word search game features the alligator and other letter A words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced Handwriting Practice:

printable lined-paper
drawing and writing paper

1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw an alligator the lined paper or print an alligator coloring page to color and decorate after writing practice.

2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color an alligator and handwriting practice.

Complimentary activities:

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Letter A coloring page

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Color Poster

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Coloring Page

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Handwriting Worksheet

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Letter A Worksheet & Mini-Book

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Word Search & handwriting
There's an alligator under my bed book
Book > Online video:
There's an alligator under my bed
@YouTube Mercer Meyer, the author and illustrator gives a wonderful reading of this bedtime book.

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