Learning the Letter D – Preschool at Home

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Preschool at home is in full swing now! We are cruising through the alphabet now it seems. I have shared lesson plans for the letter A, letter B, and letter C. Today I am going to share what we have planned for learning the letter D. This post contains the resources, activities, and books I have gotten together for teaching my preschooler the letter D.

Where to Begin

Then we will focus on learning the letter D.

There are tons and tons of resources online, both Free and Paid. You can follow my preschool board on Pinterest, as I have been saving tons of ideas and resources. Click here to FOLLOW.

Books & Themes

I recommend visiting your local library’s children’s section to stock up on some books. My favorite part about teaching preschool at home is that you can tailor your plans specifically to your child and their interests. My son is really into dinosaurs since seeing the movie Jurassic World. So clearly I will be incorporating that into our plans.

I will be spending a couple of days initially on each letter of the alphabet. Therefore, I have chosen a couple of books.

I have also included fun little craft projects to go with these books and help with learning the letter D.

D is for Dinosaur

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We are big fans of Curious George in our house, so I was excited to find a book that incorporated dinosaurs! I will be reading Curious George Dinosaur Discovery, by Margret & H.A. Rey for  learning the letter D. In true Curious George fashion, George finds mischief while attempting to help scientists dig for dinosaur bones.

I found the cutest dinosaur activity sheets from http://malaysianmom.com (see below).

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For our craft, we made dinosaur footprints. I traced my sons feet and then we glued dinosaur claws onto the cutouts. Check it out below.

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Here is what you will need for this simple craft:

  • Colored Construction Paper (Yellow, Green, and Brown)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Marker/Crayon

Another activity I have planned to go along with this book and theme is a dinosaur dig! I have some plastic dinosaurs that we had on hand (probably from the dollar store) that I will bury in a container of sand (from our sandbox) and for a sensory activity, my son can dig for the dinosaurs!

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D is for Duck

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Another book I have chosen to read for learning the letter D is Duck & Goose, by Tad Hills. This is an adorable series about a pair of friends (you guessed it, a duck and a goose) and their adventures. In this story, they find a ball that they think is an egg and try to care for it.

We are making a Duck Craft out of the letter D to go with this story.

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What you need for this project:

  • Orange Construction Paper
  • Yellow Construction Paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

 

Free Printable Counting Activity!

I absolutely LOVE free printables! As much as I love being creative and coming up with fun activities and ideas, I just don’t have the time or energy to create everything from scratch. Ever thankful for all the free resources I have found, I always want to give back when I can.

That being said, I created a simple counting mat activity and you can download it for FREE!

All you will need is some rubber ducks (from the dollar store).

 

More Resources for Learning the Letter D

As I mentioned before, there are tons of resources available online. Being a frugal mom, I gravitate toward the free resources. Some of the free worksheets I have found include the following:

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That’s Learning the Letter D

That is how we will begin learning the letter D as we continue on our preschool at home journey. Make sure to subscribe or check back weekly for more lesson plans, resources, books, ideas, and free printables. Have fun!

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I'm a 32 year old, married, stay-at-home-mom from the Metro Detroit area

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8 Comments on “Learning the Letter D – Preschool at Home”

  1. These are great ideas for teaching the letter D! I love the dinosaur footprint and your sensory project with dinosaurs. The ducks would work perfectly for us because we live on a lake with ducks swimming by every day! It would be fun to go outside, and see and feed the ducks.

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