Alphabet Letter A Anteater Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities, Craft and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter A Anteater Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities, Craft and Worksheets


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Animals > Mammals > Rainforest > Anteater

The anteater is a mammal that uses its long, sticky tongue to eat ants and termites. True anteaters (example: Giant anteater) have no teeth, are furry, and live in Central or South America. They are related to sloths. Other kinds of mammals that eat ants are also sometimes called anteaters, but they are not related to American anteaters.

Alphabet Activities > Letter A Anteater:

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

Children age 3 and under:

Print a letter A coloring page and an anteater 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 anteater 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 Word Search Game & Handwriting Practice: The eight-word search game features the anteater and letter A words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced Handwriting Practice:

1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw an anteater eating ants behind the lined paper or print an anteater coloring page to color and decorate with with fingerprint ants close to its mouth after writing practice.

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

Coloring pages:

anteater online jigsaw puzzleOnline jigsaw puzzle: Problem solving skills and bilingual English and Spanish.

This printable craft available at
Crafts >  DLTK's Anteater Printable Craft > This includes a great idea to add a scene with an ant hill and fingerprint ants. When making the anthill make it to resemble a letter A.

Before craft assembly conduct some learning activities for the craft activity with the craft templates:
  • Math > Shapes | Colors: Identify colors and shapes. Count and number the craft templates.
  • Skills developed during craft assembly: Scissor cutting and coloring (precursors to handwriting), problem solving, and fine motor skills.
  • Alphabet > Write the alphabet letter on the craft in upper and lower case.

letter a coloring page
Letter A coloring page

Letter A Worksheet & Mini-Book

Letter A Worksheet & Mini-Book
(short a sound)
D'Nealian & Standard font

View this alphabet set
letter a anteater color poster
Color Poster

letter a anteater coloring page
Coloring Page

letter a anteater handwriting worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet

Letter A Word Search & Handwriting
Word Search & Handwriting

Printable lined-pape

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

Drawing & Writing Paper

Drawing & Writing Paper

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