Feb 14, 2014

Letter of the Week: U

U is for Underground.
As with all weeks, begin by reviewing the entire alphabet. Don't be afraid to pause to review and better learn letters your child may be struggling with. If your child can sing the "ABC Song" easily and recognizes all (or most) of the letters A - Q, your child is ready to move on to the letter U. (Please see the notes on here on whether or not you should teach your child Q and U together.)

Begin by showing your child an upper- and lowercase letter U. "U says uh! Uh! Uh!...Uh like 'up!' Can you think of any other words that start with the uh sound?"

Then I suggest playing Letter U Toss - it's like a horseshoe toss, but more preschool friendly! Another fun idea is to have an Upside Down day. What can you wear upside down? What can you eat upside down? (How about an Upside Down Sundae?) Then move on to one or more of the activities below.

For more about Letter of the Week activities, click here.

* Letter U color by letter printable
* U is for Umbrella  (see also)
* Umbrella color by letter printable
* Umbrella craft (using white glue for rain)
* Umbrella shape puzzles, scavenger hunt, lacing and more
* Umbrella counting
* Umbrella shape match
* Umbrella mobile craft
* Umbrella snack
* Umbrella snack (2)

* U is for Underwater (see also)
* U is for Underground
* U is for Upside down
* Underwear painting
* U is for Ursula (print a picture of Ursula from The Little Mermaid, cut it out, and have child paste it onto a large letter U made from construction paper. "Ursula" doesn't use the most common sound for U; use at your own discretion.)
* U is for Utensil (This project doesn't use the most common sound for U; use at your own discretion)
* U is for Unicycle (This is a kit, but it would be easy to make yourself. This project doesn't use the most common sound for U; use at your own discretion.)
* U is for Unicorn ("Unicorn" doesn't use the most common sound for U; use at your own discretion)
* Unicorn printable craft
* Unicorn dot printable craft
* Unicorn handprint craft
* Unicorn lunch 
* Phonics: The Letter U
* Sesame Street: Letter U
* Sesame Street: U Really Got a Hold on Me
* Sesame Street: My Best Friend's Ukelele
* Sesame Street: Cookie Monster's Letter of the Day: U
* Sesame Street: Here's to U
* Sesame Street: U with the Martians

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