Letter T 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.

One approach to literacy is to teach students about each letter in the alphabet before learning to put words together. In this resource, find a variety of activities for preschool and kindergarten students to complete about the letter T.

Learning Letters

Before a child can learn to read, he must first learn the letters that make up words. One approach to this is focusing on one letter for a given period of time (usually a few days or a week) and doing several activities with that letter. In this resource, you will find a collection of activities for preschool and kindergarten students to develop and enhance their understanding of the letter ''T.'' There are opportunities for students to work on their own and in groups. These activities are created with the learning needs of young children in mind.

Chalk Activity

The chalk activity has two parts. This activity takes place outside, which gives your students the opportunity to stretch, get energy out of their system and have a change of scenery.

For the first part of this activity, have students practice writing the letter T on a large sidewalk, empty parking lot or basketball court. Students should work in groups of about 2-3 children and share a piece of chalk. Before having children write on their own, model writing the letter T on the ground yourself, talking aloud as you write about the two steps in creating the letter T. Students should practice making upper and lower case Ts.

After students have written their Ts, go around and write down other letters, shapes or numbers in the same area. For the second part of the activity, students will partake in kinesthetic learning and move to different letters. Line the class up facing the area where they drew. Explain to students that they will be practicing identifying letters. When you yell out something, all students will run to that letter/shape/number. The simplest option is to have choices of ''capital T,'' ''lowercase t'' or ''free space (any other letter).''

  • Materials Needed: Chalk

Scavenger Hunt

For this activity, students will work in small groups to identify things in the classroom that begin with the letter ''T.'' Begin by talking about the sound T makes. Then, put students into groups of about three. Have students move around the room to find objects that start with this letter.

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