Alphabet Letter D Dolphin Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter D Dolphin Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets


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A dolphin is a small gregarious toothed whale that typically has a beak-like snout and a curved fin on the back. Dolphins have become well known for their sociable nature and high intelligence. The orca whale belongs to this group.

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Activities > Letter D is for Dolphin

Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Letter D dolphin > Skills: Problem solving and letter recognition.The default puzzle is 6 pieces.

Children age 3 and under:

Print this toddler coloring page with large bubble font, color, paint or,

Print letter D coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font and a dolphin coloring image behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. Discuss other letter D words found on the worksheet or word search.

Finger Tracing: Trace letter D'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 color and trace the letter D's. After completing the letter coloring, encourage children to color the image and rite the word dolphin 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 D's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them.

Children ages 3+:

Letter D words: Letter D 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 D home or classroom book. For related images visit: Letter D Printable Activities.

Letter D Word Search & Handwriting Practice: The eight word search game features the dolphin and letter D words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced Handwriting Practice:

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

2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color a dolphin and practice writing letter D d.

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