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Alphabet Letter D Donkey Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter D Donkey Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets


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Animals > Donkey:

A donkey is a domesticated hoofed mammal of the horse family with long ears and a braying call, used as a working animal.

Visit this activity to learn donkey facts with an activity mini-book. Review the donkey theme for additional activities and crafts.

Alphabet activities:

Children age 3 and under:

Print letter D coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font and a donkey 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 donkey 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 four and eight word search game features the donkey and letter D words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced Handwriting Practice:

printable lined-paper
drawing and writing paper

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

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

donkey fact and mini book activities
Donkey facts & mini-book activities

letter d coloring page
Letter D coloring page
Standard Block  

letter d donkey gray color poster
Color Poster Gray
Standard block

letter d donkey brown color poster

Color Poster Brown
Standard block

letter d donkey coloring page
Coloring Page
Standard block

letter d donkey handwriting worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet

Letter Activity Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter D Worksheet & Mini-Book

D'Nealian & Standard font

letter d word search handwriting worksheet
Word search & Handwriting

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