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Alphabet Letter A Ape Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter A Ape
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets


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Animals > Mammals > Ape > Endangered > Rainforest > Apes

An ape is a mammal in the group of primates, which includes chimpanzees, gibbons, gorillas, and orangutans. Apes do not have tails. They have very flexile hands and feet. Apes live in the forests in Africa and Asia. Apes are endangered animals.

Review the apes theme lesson plan and crafts to present additional information, images, and printable activities about apes.

Alphabet Activities > Letter A is for Ape (long a sound)

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

Children age 3 and under:

Print a letter A coloring page and an ape 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 ape 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 (long 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.

Advanced Handwriting Practice:

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

2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color an ape in the rainforest | jungle and practice writing letter A a.

letter a coloring page
Letter A coloring page

letter a worksheet and mini book

Letter A Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block

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letter a ape color poster
Color Poster

letter a ape coloring page
Coloring Page

letter a ape handwriting worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet

printable lined paper
Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

drawing and writing paper

Drawing & Writing Paper

apes coloring pages
Apes coloring pages

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