Science > Animals > The Yak
The yak is in the same
animal family as cattle (cows), called bovines. The yak is found in
the Himalayan region of south central Asia and Mongolia. The
domesticated yak provides milk, fiber and meat. The yak can be
brown, black and white. Its has long hair to protect it from the
cold. The yak's fiber (hair) is spun into yarn for
knitting. The yak is also a working animal (pack animal); it
transports goods across mountains. The wild yak is endangered.
Letter Y Yak Puzzle
Alphabet Activity: Alphabet Letter Y is for Yak
Present the letter Y Yak six-piece online
jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter Y in
upper and lower case.
Present and display your option of alphabet printable
activities listed in the materials column.
Finger and Pencil Tracing: Trace letter Y'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 or handwriting practice orksheet. Encourage the children,
and demonstrate 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.
Find the letter Y's: Have the children find all the
letter Y's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first.
Coloring Activity: Encourage
the children to color the image in the coloring page or
Letter Y words (initial consonant sound): Letter
Y Worksheet and Mini Book program: These materials can be used identify related letter Y words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Discuss other letter Y words and images found in the worksheet. You can also display other Y posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter Y classroom book. Visit letter
Y printable activities to make your choice.
Letter Y Word
Search & Handwriting Practice: The four word search game features a yak and letter Y words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw a yak behind
the page or print a yak
coloring page. Optional: paste some yarn in shades of black, brown,
white and gray over the body.
paper Encourage children to draw and color a yak and
write letter Y y.
Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Yak >
Skills: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish resources
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun yak image.
Craft Activity: Printable yak crafts at dltk-kids.com (decorate
with yarn): yak paper craft or yak paper tube craft
Letter Y coloring
Letter Y Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block
search & handwriting
& Writing paper