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Letter "Dd" Recognition Craft Projects & Activities
We spend one week reinforcing each letter with crafts and activities after it is introduced.
"Dd" is for Dinosaur Puppet
Children color their dinosaur, cut out, and glue to a craft stick Email me if you want the pattern and I will send it to you.
"Dd" is for Dog
Give children newspaper strips to stuff a brown or white paper bag with. Fold down the top of the bag and staple on ears as shown. Give children eyes and nose to glue to the top and make the face. Squeeze the bag at the center and staple a strip of construction paper around it. Glue paws on the bottom of the bag and a tail on the back. Name your dog and print his name on a dog tag. Stape or glue to the collar.
"Dd" is for Drum.
Make a drum. Any food container with a plastic lid will work . You can use margarine tubs, coffee cans, oatmeal canisters, etc. Wrap brightly colored construction paper around your drum and glue into place. Children can decorate the drum with paper scraps, yarn, and other
miscellaneous craft materials. Use a permanent marker to write both an upper
and lower case d on the plastic lid. Use pencils as drum sticks and as the children beats the drum they should say "d, d, d, d, d." It might also be fun to turn on a cd and beat along with the music.
"Dd" is for Diamond
Glue on small diamonds cut out of construction paper.
Other ideas for collaging with letter Dd,
Dots (from a hole puncher),
Dimes or dollar signs,
Find things in magazines that start with D,
Do a Dot painters,
Stickers or find things in magazines that start with D.
Get The letter Dd Template here...
Carl's Corner Letter D - This comes with a sheet to color, cut, and paste to the letter.
Letter D Sponge Painting
Invest in some Alphabet and misc. sponges for crafts like this. They are about $2 or $3 per bag at Walmart. Also available from school supply stores.
We use ours to make a page like this for every letter we are learning from September through May. Parents are encouraged to take them home and post them where the child can see and practice every day. When we finish the entire alphabet they can make them into a book or put them into a binder.
Group Time Activity
Ahead of time, write many different capital and lowercase letters on small sticky notes and place them all around the room. Ask for volunteers who would like to be the "D detectives". Let your detectives carry magnifying glasses to look for capital and lowercase d's around the room. After they've each found one, have them bring the letters to you. Play with new volunteers until everyone has had a turn.
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