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Letter P Activities

Instructor: Grace Pisano

Grace has a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in teaching. She previously taught high school in several states around the country.

As you work through the alphabet, students will be ready for new letter activities by the time you reach the end. This resource provides exciting activities for your preschool students based on the letter P.

Teaching Letters

When you teach preschool students letters, you want to teach them the sound, appearance and way to write each letter of the alphabet. However, as a teacher of young learners, you also need to ensure students have the opportunity to move and use creativity. In this resource you will find three activities that will help your students master the shape and sound of the letter P. There are opportunities for group and individual work in this resource. Some of these activities can also be adapted to use for other letters of the alphabet.

Sensory Letters

For this activity, students will practice writing the uppercase and lowercase letter P. If you already have a sensory area (sand, rice, salt, etc.) in your classroom, you can use the materials from it. Begin by taking a small shallow tray (a shoebox lid also works great). Then, put a piece of colorful construction paper that fits into the tray evenly. Next, put several scoops of the sensory material on top of the paper so that the entire paper is covered. With their fingers, students will practice writing the letter.

Put students into small groups of about three students. Model what the uppercase P looks like on the board. Then have students take turns writing the letter, gently shaking the lid between each other to ''erase'' the letter. After students have finished, repeat the process for the lowercase P. Finally, have students do an uppercase and lowercase P at the same time. Ask their peers to check the work of their group members.

  • Materials Needed: Sensory material (sand, rice, salt, etc.), small shallow tray or shoebox lid, construction paper

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