Target Age Group:
Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) Grade Level: Pre-K
By the end of this unit study, preschoolers will be able to:
- Identify and name uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
- Recognize letter sounds and their initial sounds in words.
- Develop fine motor skills through arts and crafts activities related to letters.
- Gain a basic understanding of phonics and letter-sound relationships.
- Cultivate an early love for reading and writing.
Schedule: 5-Day Plan
Day 1: Introduction to Letters
- Introduce the alphabet letters A to E.
- Practice tracing and writing uppercase and lowercase letters.
- Read alphabet books.
- Arts and Crafts: Create letter collages.
Day 2: Letter Sounds
- Focus on letter sounds of the alphabet letters introduced.
- Play letter sound games and activities.
- Read books emphasizing letter sounds.
- Arts and Crafts: Create objects that start with the letter sounds.
Day 3: More Letters and Sounds
- Introduce letters F to J and their sounds.
- Engage in hands-on activities related to letter recognition and sounds.
- Read books featuring the newly introduced letters.
- Arts and Crafts: Create a letter sound treasure hunt.
Day 4: Letter Formation
- Focus on letter formation and handwriting practice.
- Practice writing and tracing the letters introduced so far.
- Read books about writing and letters.
- Arts and Crafts: Create a tactile letter formation activity.
Day 5: Review and Story Time
- Review all letters introduced during the week.
- Engage in a fun alphabet game or activity.
- Read an alphabet-themed storybook.
- Arts and Crafts: Create an alphabet-themed story illustration.
- “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault – Amazon Link
- “Alphabet Under Construction” by Denise Fleming – Amazon Link
- “A is for Apple” by Georgie Birkett – Amazon Link
- “The Alphabet Song” by Super Simple Songs – YouTube Link
- “Letter Sounds Song” by Jack Hartmann – YouTube Link
- “Alphabet Adventure” by Cocomelon – YouTube Link
Arts and Crafts:
- Letter Collages – Create collages using magazine cutouts of objects that start with each letter.
- Objects for Letter Sounds – Craft objects using paper or clay that represent letter sounds.
- Letter Sound Treasure Hunt – Hide objects that start with the introduced letter sounds for a scavenger hunt.
- Tactile Letter Formation – Use textured materials (sand, rice) to practice forming letters.
- Alphabet-Themed Story Illustration – Create an illustration based on a favorite alphabet-themed story.
Adapt and customize the activities based on the interests and abilities of the preschoolers in your unit study. Enjoy the journey of exploring letters and language with your young learners!