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10+ Ways to Introduce the Letter K

November 24, 2014 by Christine T Leave a Comment

We are back for another week’s lessons in this series on teaching the letters of the alphabet. This week, we will look at fun activities to teach the letter K. This series focuses on recipes, printables, crafts and activities you can do with your children to introduce them to the letters of the alphabet. Let’s get started!

Crystal & Co. has a cute letter K craft that illustrates the letter K in a fun way with a crown and jewels!

My Creative Life has a very fun Koala Hand Puppet craft that is perfect for this week’s lesson!


Homeschool Helper Online has a great Letter K printable that not only helps with tracing the letters, but writing them out and recognizing pictures.

Kid’s Learning Station has a Letter K printable for letter recognition in words that is great.

Indoor/Outdoor Fun:

Make your own Kite! Here are some easy instructions on how to make a kite in just a few steps. Perfect if the day is windy!

Why not sing some fun songs? The King County Library has a fun song with motions for the letter K.

Do Kangaroos Wear Seatbelts? by Jane Kurtz

Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand

K is for Kitten by Niki Clark Leopold

Koala Lou by Mem Fox

Make these awesome Waffle Fruit Kabobs by Design, Eat, Repeat. Healthy and a fun way to get breakfast in before a lesson!

Crystal & Co. has an awesome K is for Kite snack to make out of graham crackers, carrots and oranges!

More Letter K Fun:

Set up a tables with “stations” for doing sensory play with tracing and writing the letter K like The Measured Mom does.

Why not paint with Kool-Aid like The Measured Mom did with her kids?

If you missed previous week’s letters, make sure to click on the links below!

10+ Ways to Introduce the Letter A

10+ Ways to Introduce the Letter B

10+ Ways to Introduce the Letter C

10+ Ways to Introduce the Letter D

10+ Ways to Introduce the Letter E

10+ Ways to Introduce the Letter F

10+ Ways to Teach the Letter G

10+ Ways to Teach the Letter H

10+ Ways to Teach the Letter I

10+ Ways to Teach the Letter J

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Teaching Letter Kk

Are you looking for letter Kk activities to use with your preschooler or kindergartner? Maybe you’re a classroom teacher browsing for more ideas.

Research tells us that a direct, explicit approach to teaching the alphabet is more effective than indirect teaching. Enjoy the crafts, art ideas, and book list, but know that using a scripted routine like the one below is the most efficient way to teach letters and sounds. Make it your own!

How to introduce letter Kk

  • Say words that begin with Kk: Say each word after me. (Emphasize the /k/ at the beginning of each word as you say it.) Kite. Kitchen. Koala. Kangaroo. What sound do you hear at the beginning of each word? The sound is /k/.
  • Talk about what your mouth is doing as you say the sound: Look at what my mouth is doing as I say /k/. Now you try. Where in your mouth are you making the sound /k/? Put your hand on your throat as you say /k/. Is it a quiet or noisy sound? (quiet)
  • Introduce the letter on a flash card: (Hold up the letter K card in uppercase or lowercase.) This is the letter K. When we see this card, we say “K spells /k/.” Your turn. (Students: “K spells /k/.”)

How to practice writing uppercase letter K

  • Sky-write the letter: To make the letter K, we start at the top and pull down. Then we slant in and out. Watch me put my hand in the air and write a K the sky. I start at the top and pull down. Then I pull in and out. Now you try. Put your finger in the air. Start at the top and pull down. Then slant in and out.
  • Have students finger-write the letter:  Make a K by moving your finger on the table. Start at the top. Pull down. Then slant in and out. (Other options: sand or salt tray, shaving cream, etc.) Now do the same thing while saying “K spells /k/.” Remember to underline the K when you say /k/. (Practice multiple times.)

How to practice writing lowercase letter k

  • Sky-write the letter: To make the letter k, we start at the top and pull down. Then we slant in and out. Watch me put my hand in the air and write a k in the sky. I start at the top and pull down. Then I slant in and out. Now you try. Put your finger in the air. Start at the top and pull down. Then slant in and out.
  • Have students finger-write the letter:  Make a k by moving your finger on the table. Start at the top. Pull down. Then slant in and out. (Other options: sand or salt tray, shaving cream, etc.) Now do the same thing while saying, “k spells /k/.” Remember to underline the k when you say /k/. (Practice multiple times.)

Other letter Kk activities

  • Sensory Play
  • Math Connections

Free Printables

  • Kite Count & Clip Cards (#1-20)
  • Kite Roll & Cover (addition game)
  • Kite File Folder Game (color matching, size sort)
  • K is for Kite (dot sticker page)
  • Little Letter K Book (rhymes & songs)

More alphabet resources

  • Alphabet picture cards from A-Z
  • Beginning sound clip cards
  • Beginning sound coloring pages
  • Beginning sound match mats
  • Letter hunt & find worksheets

Find the rest of the alphabet HERE .

Looking for a done-for-you alphabet curriculum.

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Our curriculum includes lessons for teaching both upper and lowercase letter names and sounds. You’ll get three lessons per letter, built-in review, simple handwriting practice, rhyming, syllable counting, phonemic awareness, and a whole lot more!


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Teaching Letter Recognition – What Order to Introduce Letters

February 12, 2024 by Sarah 66 Comments

Wondering about the order for teaching letters to your little ones? I’m on it!

I feel as though I am always writing about waiting to teach letter recognition. Wait and let little hands get strengthened by other activities. Wait until little minds have had ample time to hear different words and sounds . But a day will come when you SHOULD teach your little ones their alphabet letters, of course.

Whether it is when they are 3, 4, 5, or 6, at one point or another, they will be ready, and teaching letter recognition will be the name of the game. So, when they are ready, what is the order for teaching letters?

Don’t worry—I have an opinion on that too!

In fact, I have an entire learn-to-read program that includes letter recognition! How Wee Read covers it all, from rhyming to reading in 60 sequential, simple, and beautiful lessons:

  • Step One: Phonological Awareness (7 lessons)
  • Step Two: Letters, Sounds, and Blending (12 lessons)
  • Step Three: Special Rules (5 lessons)
  • Step Four: Familiar Readers (36 lessons)

You can grab a FREE Sample of How Wee Read, including beautiful letter cards that focus on the first grouping of letters—s, a, t, i, p, n—right here:

WAIT! Don't Teach the ABCs (at least not in that order)

What Order to Introduce the Alphabet Letters

When I was in the Kindergarten classroom, I did not teach letter recognition in alphabetical order. I began with “name letters” as these letters hold a very important meaning to children. So for “Sammy,” he learned all about s, a, m, and y.

Once children know their name letters well, I would introduce the other alphabet letters (and sounds) in this order: 

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At first, relatively quickly, I would introduce the first row of letters, maybe over a week. Then we do lots of activities playing with those letters: their sounds, shapes, and names. Once they are mastered, we add in the next row. Building and growing, slow and steady.

Starting with the lowercase is helpful, and something I have begun doing—though I haven’t always. Clearly, little ones need to know both upper and lowercase letters, but since so much of the print in our everyday lives is lowercase, I find it beneficial to start in that way.

The letter order is similar to the way the letters are taught in the Jolly Phonics Program. By teaching the letters in this manner, children are able to begin forming words very quickly. After learning the first six letters, kids can make words in the “at,” “an,” “it,” “ip,” “ap,” and “in” word families.

  • s, a, t, i, p, n
  • c, k, e, h, r
  • l, f, b, q, u

Introducing the letters and letting little ones begin to make words almost right away creates a huge sense of pride. And since you waited to introduce the letters (you did wait, right?) they are absolutely ready and will be catching on right away, grasping those letter names and sounds easily. If not, perhaps wait a little longer.

I know it is hard (trust me, I know!) but waiting until your little one is ready will save you both mounds of frustration, and ensure your little one loves learning. There is no rush.

Of course, ideas and games for introducing letters can be found all over How Wee Learn!

Games to Help Little Ones Learn Letters

Ready to start helping your little ones learn their letters? Here are some great ideas and fun games that will have those letters mastered in no time!

Digging Up Letters – Grab some dump trucks, diggers, and pebbles and “dig up” some letter-learning fun with your preschooler! This post shares more information about the order for teaching the letters.

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Flying into Letter Recognition – This fun one just requires painter’s tape and construction paper . Pop that first group of alphabet letters (s, a, t, i, p, n) on the ground using painter’s tape and let those little ones throw paper airplanes to learn their ABCs!

flying paper airplanes to identify letters

Swat the ABC Balloons – We love using balloons for fun learning games. This alphabet activity is absolutely perfect for preschoolers as it engages the whole body. And we all know 3-year-olds LOVE to learn with their whole body.

Awesome alphabet recognition game for preschoolers! Great way to practice letters and sounds in hands-on ways! #alphabet #preschool #grossmotor

Zoom and Sort the ABCs – All you need is painter’s tape and some toy cars for this one. This one uses painter’s tape in a different way; the painter’s tape forms the road while the cars hold the letters. This letters activity for preschoolers is great for introducing capital and lowercase letters. 

playing with cars and racing to sort the letters is a fun way to practice the abc's!

Pipecleaner and Popsicle Stick Letters – Forming letters with pipecleaners and popsicle sticks on a homemade sticky board  – popsicle sticks can be used for so many purposes!

An awesome alphabet activity for preschoolers! This one uses popsicle sticks and piecleaners to make letter shapes.

Skeleton Bone Writing (bending Qtips!) – We use Qtips a lot over here for learning games like this one. Bending those Qtips is a great way to make the curvy parts of the letters. Having children manipulate objects to form letters is a very powerful learning opportunity.

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Re-useable Alphabet Paper Chain Games – We use construction paper a lot to make simple paper chains. I like to add velcro to make these chains reusable again and again. Little words can be built and played with all day long. 

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Building a Name with Blocks  – Duplo building blocks are a favourite here, and they are perfect for this name-building game.

name activities for preschoolers

Mail Play! – Mailing friends their “name letters” is a great way to practice letter recognition! Matching letters of the alphabet is a great place to start with letter recognition. First, little ones recognize which letters match, then they can practice forming the letters from a sample, and finally, they can produce it on their own. The order for teaching letters can be the same for all of these steps. 

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Dinosaur Bone (Well, Letter) Excavating – Magnetic alphabet letters can be used for so many learning activities, like this fun dinosaur letter excavation!

a learning uppercase and lowercase letter matching game

An A-MAZE-ing Letter Learning Game – Grab that painter’s tape once more! This time we made a fun maze for learning our alphabet letters. 

Learning letters game with running and fun!

Now that you are armed with some fun games, have an idea about the order for teaching letters, and have waited for your little one to be ready… it is time to let them learn those letters!

Have fun with this big step with your little ones. And remember, slow is always better. Follow your child’s lead and keep it light and fun. This is the beginning of a lifetime of learning and a love of reading.

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June 28, 2015 at 9:40 am

Very helpful article!How do you know when your child is ready to learn letter recognition?

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June 29, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Very glad you found this helpful Jessica. A great way to know when little ones are ready is when they start asking questions about letters, asking what signs say, and generally begin to show an interest. Another way is to begin with a child’s name letters slowly. If they pick them up quickly, and remember them, then they are probably set. A lot of individuals who follow the Waldorf education philosophy believe it is best to wait quite a long time, regardless of whether little ones are ‘ready’ or not, allowing them to experience and develop in all the other important areas first. Letters are not introduced until first grade with that curriculum. There are all different views, all with positives and negatives. You just need to listen to yourself and your child to find out what will work best for your family. Hope this is somewhat helpful! Thank you for reading.

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July 26, 2015 at 2:42 pm

hi Sarah, I was just wondering if you would teach the alphabet this way to all students. Do you find it is easier for them?

Thanks so much for posting this,

July 26, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Hi Eunice, Thank you for reading! So glad you find it helpful. I do (personally) introduce letters in this manner – both to my own little ones, and to the children in my classroom. I begin with name letters, and then move through the letters in this order. I introduce sounds as well and have little ones build words and practice phonetics right from the get go. Hope this helps!

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June 12, 2022 at 9:14 pm

As a pediatric Occupational Therapist who consults with teachers about how to best teach letter FORMATION, this is not accurate. Children learn how to write letters in a developmental pattern. Horizontal and vertical lines first, then curves, then diagonals. Also, there are several more strokes when writing lowercase letters, so this is why uppercase letters (combination of only 4 strokes) should be taught first. When teaching children how to write their letters, the research is quite different than what you are suggesting.

July 5, 2022 at 9:47 pm

This is a great point, Sarah! I believe in delayed writing, and am encouraging this method for teaching letter recognition, not formation. With these games and activities children practice letters and also practice building those important fine motor skills, pincer grip, and hand strength. Once children are ready to hold a pencil they will be strong and capable and will be able to print without any trouble. I believe children struggle to learn to print because they are being asked to write too young, or before hand muscles have properly developed for a number of reasons. Would you agree?

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September 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Great resource to teach ESL students the alphabet in English. Thanks!!

September 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Very glad it is helpful Adriana, thank you for commenting.

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September 28, 2015 at 12:25 am

Thanks for this, it’s great! I’m about to start letters with my 4.5yo daughter and I just wondered if when you teach the name letters you use a capital letter for the first letter and lower case for the following letters?

September 30, 2015 at 10:57 pm

Hi Carly! Yes, that is how I would recommend it. I have done both ways, all uppercase and only the first letter uppercase, but I think for a name it is nice for little ones to be able to easily recognize it as it will be written in their environment 🙂 Hope this helps! Good luck and have fun Mama!

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September 30, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Love this! I used Jolly Phonics when I taught kind and it’s awesome! What would you recommend for second grader who speaks no English to start with? The first group, or ABC order? He speaks only Portuguese and is nearly deaf in both ears, so it’s hard for him to even repeat sounds, let alone remember them. He is also not literate in his native language, so I have no foundation to start on.

October 14, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Well this is beyond my knowledge base I’m afraid Jenny! I would suggest talking with other ELL/ESL teachers. Personally, I see no reason to teach in ABC order … What a feat – best of luck to you and your little student!!

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October 1, 2015 at 8:47 am

Is there a special way to teach the letters and sounds to a high functional autistic child. My son is in kindergarten and falling way behind his classmates.

October 3, 2015 at 10:22 pm

Hi there, Thank you so much for your question. I have taught children with autism before, so I in fact do have a suggestion or two. Perhaps you could email me at [email protected] and I could offer a suggestion or two and give you some helpful links. I can say that for many, many children (with special needs and typically developing) they need a lot of time to play and explore with letters and sounds before they are ready to grasp ‘learning’ them. My daughter started learning to read at 4, whereas my middle son is still learning his letter sounds at 5. Thank you for reaching out and I hope I can be of help!

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October 3, 2015 at 1:36 pm

I just found your site, I love! Thank you.I will be ordering your book!

October 3, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Wonderful! So happy you found me – and I hope you love my book!Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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December 21, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Wow!! I am so inspired by these activities. My son is four, and his teachers are on my case about him not knowing his letters and numbers. I personally agree with you — I just think he is not interested right now. However, I do have to work with him on it to keep him caught up and googled some ideas. I absolutely LOVE you excavation game!! And your use of tape!! I cannot wait to try these out with him. Thank you so much for these creative ideas.. I wish they were being implemented in my son’s classroom! I find he is a kinesthetic learner — do you have any more suggestions that will really help in dig in and get his hands on the letters? Thanks again!

December 21, 2015 at 10:02 pm

Oh I am so happy you like this post! My two little boys are also kinesthetic learners so oodles of my posts, past and upcoming, will hopefully be a fun way for your little one to play with letters. For my little ones we are still focusing on tons of reading aloud, rhymes, and songs. And, in fact, I am just nearing the end of a book exactly on this topic! I will be sure to email you an advanced copy to check out when it is ready 🙂 Thank you for reading How Wee Learn!

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January 15, 2016 at 1:51 am

Have a 4 1/2 yr old grandson in preschool not yet showing readiness to read but loves being read to. My son is anxious for him to start. With some dyslexia on both sides of family I tell my son not to worry or push him, just be patient and keep reading to him. I’d love to send his folks your book, is it on Amazon?

January 19, 2016 at 9:55 pm

I completely agree Ruth. Parents just need to read, read, read until their little ones are ready to read, read, read! And thank you for passing along my book – it is on Amazon – here is the (affiliate) link: http://amzn.to/1Ovo0E0

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February 19, 2016 at 10:42 pm

This is an excellent article! I’d love to share this on my blog!

February 22, 2016 at 7:37 pm

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March 10, 2016 at 11:10 am

My son will be 5 on March 17. He is in a private school in a 4k program. He is having trouble remembering his letters and doing work on his own without teacher assistance when expected. I am having huge anxiety over the school implying this may mean he should not go to 5k which I disagree with. I am going to start using your methods with him at home but wanted your opinion on whether this is a reason to hold him back from 5k???

March 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm

Hi Lynn, I am sorry to hear you are having issues with your school. I am afraid I cannot offer much guidance as I am not sure the extent of any issues. I am a very large advocate for giving children time and delaying academics. However, there are certain developmental milestones that should be reached when a child is 4. For me, a child not knowing his letters or numbers at age 4 is certainly not an issue whatsoever, but I am not in the classroom with your little one. I would strongly encourage you to express your concerns and talk very openly with the teacher about expectations the school holds to be sure they match developmentally appropriate expectations. 4 is very, very little, and the most important thing is that he feels good about himself and his abilities. You should feel very proud of yourself for questioning things and ensuring decisions made are made with careful consideration. I wish I could be more helpful, but I hope you find answers and your little one gets the time he needs.

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July 30, 2016 at 7:40 am

I am a teacher and have my own little ones at home, l really love your post and method,I use jolly phonics to teach and I can see this is so close to it. I will adopt some if your activities here in class and at home. Thank you for you work.

August 2, 2016 at 9:13 pm

So happy you found it helpful. Thank you for taking the time to let me know!

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August 2, 2016 at 7:28 am

Our school has what they call “kindergarten round up” where next years kinders get used to the school once a month the entire school year before. What we’re finding out is that they are cutting, playing alphabet bingo and are fully expected to go in (the year before mind you) recognizing both upper and lower case! Going into this round up my daughter is ready to begin learning, but my son is still not really ready (they’re twins). It almost makes me want to home school! Thanks for this great resource!

August 2, 2016 at 9:12 pm

Wow. I am always so interested to hear how other school systems work and what the expectations are. They are so varied and the differences are amazingly vast. Some little ones would be ready for that of course, but others would be no where near ready! Homeschooling is so much more prevalent than you might expect … It is certainly not right for everyone, but it is a really valid option.

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August 17, 2016 at 8:58 pm

Hi Billie, just wanted to say how much I sympathize with you as our situations are so similar. When my now 5th grader was in kinder we had missed the “roundup” so we didn’t find out until the first few weeks of kinder how much farther “behind”she was. She was so excited and full of confidence going in and made great progress within the first quarter, but was being pushed so hard to catch up to the other kids (and staying late every day for a teacher recommended catch-up class, and homework each night [seriously?]) that she quickly became overburdened, insecure, and lost her spark. By the second quarter she had regressed and wasn’t even interested anymore. It was devastating. We finished out the year and decided to homeschool 1st grade, just to catch back up without the pressure and strain of 26 (yes, 26!) other kindergarteners to be compared with. It worked out so much better for us that 5 years later we’ve never looked back. However, it took years to regenerate that original spark again in regards to reading. It was nerve-wracking to have a 1st, then 2nd, then 3rd! grader that was not interested or “on grade level” in reading. But, even in 3rd grade, we just stayed chill about it and didn’t push. All of a sudden during summer between 3/4 she blossomed, all on her own, and now at the start of 5th grade she is reading at an “end of year” 6th grade level. Simplified classics mainly. It was a miracle. Anyway, ALL that to say – I understand, I agree, the pressure on your teeny tiny little boy is real and *can do damage, though not necessarily. Just wanted you to feel heard and be able to see at least one reallife potential outcome to your situation. Now with our 4 year old, I’m so so so not concerned. I’ll be able to see if he’s ready for kinder next year. If not, whatevs. Hope this helps 🙂 (P.S. we love homeschooling and certainly recommend it for a million different reasons in addition to academics, but it’s cool if it doesn’t work for everyone. Life’s not black and white. )

August 19, 2016 at 9:12 pm

I love this response Elizabeth. Thank you very much for your kindness and support. I am so thrilled you were able to follow your daughter’s lead and give her the time she needed to thrive. Thank you for sharing your story.

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January 8, 2017 at 9:39 pm

I have one November born 4 year old who does not recognize the letters in his name I was delighted, relieved, etc. to find your suggestions to answer the question “what next.” The order you have given for introducing the Alphabet after letters in your name gives me a place to start. What story, how to do small groups ,what to present during large group meeting time… will become apparent to me as I look at the needs of my children. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you…This is serious stuff…Thank you, I had no real idea of “what next”

January 22, 2017 at 7:38 am

This comment has put a huge smile on my face. I am so happy to be able to offer suggestions you find helpful. Thank you very much for taking the time to let me know!!

January 8, 2017 at 9:45 pm

My “thank you” is because, thanks to your suggestion, I have a plan for the rest of the class – those that recognize the letters in their names.

January 22, 2017 at 7:37 am

Wonderful! SO happy this was helpful.

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September 21, 2017 at 10:08 pm

Hi, my daughter is 5 1/2 and a spirited, outgoing, delightful child. She started kindergarten a month ago and her teacher is admonishing her because she doesn’t know all her letters yet. My daughter is clearly discouraged and “losing her spark” as someone said above. We are working hard with her on her letters but she just says “I don’t remember them” and gets frustrated. Any suggestions?

October 18, 2017 at 3:07 pm

I am so sorry to hear this. My suggestion, though I know it is really not helpful, is to give her time. Many little ones simply aren’t ready or interested in learning their letter at that age. Here in Ontario, where I teach Kindergarten, we are a purely play based program. However, since time might not be an option, I would suggest starting with her name letters. Practice them nice and slowly and don’t introduce anymore until she is SUPER confident with them. Once she really, really knows those letters, add in “S”, “A”, and “T” and again learn them nice and slowly. Pop them on the stairs and jump up them saying the letters before bed, pop them on the wall and high five them as you call them out as you walk past. I have so many playful ideas for learning letters on the blog – please feel free to use my search bar for more simple ideas. The biggest thing I can suggest is to go very, very slowly. We want that little munchkin to be super confident. Please email me if I can be of any further help [email protected] . Good luck Mama!

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October 10, 2017 at 10:51 pm

I have a 3 year old who loves to be read too. He asks a million questions while we are reading, loves taking picture walks throughout books and will read with me for long stretches. He asks what words are and tracks the sentences with his finger as we read. He will ask what letter something is or wants to know what anything written says. However when ever I try to help him learn his letters he fights it. We have recently started working on his name. We do crafts, make shapes with our bodies, on walks I try to have him find certain letters in the signs we see, and he has fun doing it. Lots of variety, but as soon as I ask what a specific letter is he will not do it or even try to say. I feel he wants to learn to read, But just not from me. Any advice on what I can do to help him better?

I love the ideas I will be trying a lot of these out. Thank you

October 18, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Hi Michelle,

Thank you for taking the time to write! It seems like you have one very smart little guy in your home! It sounds like you are doing so many wonderful things. All the time you are spending with him reading is huge, and is so, so beneficial. I actually have an eBook I have written entirely about this topic as it is one that keeps coming up again and again (for good reason!) It is called Play into Reading Readiness and is a step by step guide for playfully teaching children phonological awareness skills (which are needed before children can read), letters, sounds, and even outlines how to teach children to read. It is $8 and can be found on my “Books” page right here . Best of luck and please let me know if I can help in any way – I am just an email away [email protected]

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June 2, 2018 at 8:56 am

Hi Sarah, I was wondering if I could teach the Satpin order to children who are 2.5 years old? I had another questions, is that when we sing ABCD would it confuse the child if we teach them in the satpin order?

July 5, 2018 at 7:46 pm

Hi Jessica! Thank you so much for your question. 2.5 is pretty little to begin teaching letter names and sounds, unless of course your little one is very interested in this topic. There are oodles of phonological awareness activities to be playing with children before they learn letter names and sounds which will give them such a strong foundation that learning names and sounds comes so easily. I go by child readiness more so than age myself. I am happy to chat with you more about this, please shoot me an email: [email protected] Thank you!!

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September 11, 2018 at 1:03 pm

Hello my 5 year old just started kindergarten and will be 6 in December. I just found out that she is behind majority of her classmates. She is not having an easy time recognizing her letters. She is great at comprehension, but when it is time to learn her letters it is taking longer to get her there. I just purchased ABC mouse, and she is seeing a resource teacher 30 mins each day while at school. Is there any other advise you would suggest we do at home? How would I be able to tell if it is something else that may be holding her back?

October 5, 2018 at 8:33 pm

Hi Trina, Thank you for reaching out. Five is very young! I know, being a Kindergarten teacher, that the pressure to teach little ones more and more at a younger and younger age is a big issue in the classroom. A really large part of learning to read is knowing phonemic awareness. This really is the starting point for all other literacy to grow on. A strong foundation is what our little ones need to start with. I have written an eBook all about this and feel it would be very beneficial to you and your daughter. You can find it here: https://www.howweelearn.com/reading-readiness-preschoolers/ If you have any questions, or if I can help you in any way, please email me at [email protected] . Hang in there Mama, xoxo

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October 21, 2018 at 9:34 am

Laptop’s Fridgephonics songs are great and I also apply the Tucker hand signs for the sounds provide good recall for the Development all Preschool program I work in. We do lots of rhymes and reading and games as well with thematic plans. I stay away from worksheet.

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January 9, 2019 at 11:33 pm

Hello. I have a bit of a quandary. like Sarah, my 26 month old twin grandsons are very, very interested in letters, sounds, letter patterns, and even grammatical symbols like commas & exclamation points. We were aware that they recognized their names (& each other’s), but it appears that they are recognizing words “out of context” i.e. without pictures, both alone & in sentences. And they point out letters & say the sounds often throughout the day. We did do the library “read 1000 books before kindergarten” in two months, so they enjoy books a lot. If they recognize 40+ words, are they actually reading? How do we make sure they continue to enjoy letters & words? How do we know they won’t be bored with preschool or kindergarten if they are reading very early? Should we be trying to slow them down somehow?

January 22, 2019 at 8:38 pm

Wow this is very fascinating. I would love to chat with you further about this. Could you please email me: [email protected] Thank you,

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January 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm

Hi Sarah! I love your site and lifestyle and also the helpful content you share here on your website. My name is Sarah as well and I live in Portland, Oregon. I’m currently trying to get pregnant, so no kids here yet but I will bookmark your site for the future. I recently started a site that shares gift ideas for kids that are either eco-friendly, long-lasting or inspire creativity and/or make learning fun. Perhaps once it grows into something bigger (I just launched it this month) we could talk about doing some guest posts :).

Here’s the site if you’d like to take a look: https://happylittletadpole.com/2019/01/05/wooden-abc-blocks/ – I linked to the ABC block post as it’s related to yours. I’ll bookmark your site for now and maybe we can chat in the future! 🙂

PS: Love the hats you make for your chickens!

January 22, 2019 at 7:59 pm

Thank you for taking the time to comment and introduce yourself. I had a look at your blog and it looks beautiful. I look forward to following along as you start your blogging journey! Please feel free to email me anytime 🙂 Sarah

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February 25, 2019 at 6:25 pm

I am lucky to have just found your site and I love it. I have been yearning to know more about the appropriate methods of teaching letters to the kids. I will appreciate those resource materials and videos that can help me out. I have a school in Nigeria and have been searching for who/materials to teach/help me out. Read through your comments and I am really blessed.

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May 1, 2019 at 6:02 pm

Hi I just found your site and wow! Do you happen to have a list of words to teach along with the letters? I don’t want to miss any as I am highly interested in this teaching method with my child care.

November 16, 2019 at 4:36 pm

Hi Cailie, Thank you for your message! A list of words to go along with this post is coming your way soon – thank you for the idea!

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May 2, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Hi. I am teaching my four year old nephew he is learning his alphabet he does know the song and sings it and does write his letters and name. He is however autistic so it’s a little harder for him to focus. How can I make learning more fun for him to be able to teach him?

May 30, 2019 at 10:24 pm

Hi Nicole, Thank you for your message. How wonderful that you are teaching your nephew! I have many resources that will be helpful to you. This free printable is a great place for you to start. I also have an eBook that would be ideal. Please feel free to email me any questions: [email protected]

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August 23, 2019 at 2:23 pm

Hi. I really enjoyed this post and I’m looking forward to implementing it when I start “school” with my almost 4yo in a few weeks. I love the idea of starting with teaching her the letters in her name but was wondering why you don’t recommend teaching letters in alphabetical order? I kind of feel, like someone else said above that it would be confusing to teach them out of order but still sing the ABC song. I could however see kids just memorizing the order verses actually learning the letter but I would be really interested in hearing your reason as to why you teach them out of order.

December 1, 2019 at 9:22 pm

Hi Angela, That is so exciting that you are about to start school with your daughter! You will have so many special memories and adventures ahead. The main reason I suggest the s, a, t, i, p, n order is because it helps little ones begin to read right away. They can immediately form small words like: sat and pat. There is a lot more information about this within the post above. Please email me any other questions and I will be very happy to help: [email protected]

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May 3, 2020 at 1:14 pm

Thank you so much for your weekly packets. I am using the preschool packet during this time of school closure. I appreciate your kindness so much. Thank you.

May 3, 2020 at 9:39 pm

You are so welcome Orpita! I am very happy the printable bundles are helpful to you (and for those of you reading this comment and perhaps wondering about the bundles, you can see them here: School Closure Bundles

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July 2, 2020 at 1:34 pm

I’m starting the letters over again with my preschool class and I’m using this format when teaching them this time. They love learning new letters, all my kids love the letters of the day songs. Thanks for all the fun helpful tips

July 9, 2020 at 8:51 pm

Please keep me posted, Becca! I am so glad that my blog is helpful to you. Thank you so much for the encouragement!

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January 18, 2021 at 10:50 pm

Thanks for the video. While I never sit down and watch videos, I listen to them when cleaning the kitchen, folding laundry, and doing other exciting mom tasks. Then I peek back at your blog if I have questions. The videos add a lot to your already excellent blog. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!

January 20, 2021 at 7:58 pm

Thank you so much for your encouragement Sara! I appreciate it very much and it is also helpful for me to know how parents are using the videos – doesn’t make me feel nearly as nervous to know I am just being listened to 🙂 Thank you very much for your kind comment xo

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June 2, 2022 at 4:26 am

Hello 🙂 thank you for helpful info and tips. I have a question though – is this recommended order universal for all languages? Or it wouldn’t make sense for other languages than english? Thank you.

June 5, 2022 at 7:51 pm

Great question, Alexandra! This is the order so word families can begin to be built, so it is really only relevant to the English language.

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June 3, 2022 at 4:22 pm

I work in a private preschool in a two year old room. We are expected to introduce them to letters and we’ve always followed along alphabetically. Would you say this method to be appropriate as a simple introduction? I strive to do things age appropriately.

June 5, 2022 at 7:50 pm

In my opinion 2 is too young to be focusing on letters, for the vast majority of children. So I would suggest you keep it crafty, hands on, and focus more on the process of creating the shapes with their hands, then focusing on the letters themselves. The order really doesn’t matter at this age, as the letter knowledge won’t be retained deeply. I suggest starting this order when children are 3-4. Thank you for asking!

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November 22, 2022 at 4:23 pm

Thanks for this resource! I’m starting next week with my littles ♥️

December 4, 2022 at 9:16 pm

Wonderful! Please let me know if you have any questions at all. xo

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Teaching Letter K: A Pre-K Lesson Plan with Activites on the Letter K

Teaching Letter K: A Pre-K Lesson Plan with Activites on the Letter K

Lesson Objective: Students will understand the sound the letter K makes, be able to correctly form a capital letter K, and identify words which utilize the letter K.

Introducing the Letter K

Explain to the students that today, they will be learning about the letter K. The letter K is the eleventh letter of the English alphabet. It is also the 8th consonant. The letter K makes a sound which is very similar to the hard sound that the letter C can make. In fact, people often confuse the letters K and C when spelling words. The sound it makes is the ka sound.

Show students how to write the capital letter K by using a square box, drawn on a piece of paper. Have students make a small dot in each of the top corners of the box. Have them make a 3rd dot half-way down the left side of the box. The 4th and final dot will be in the bottom right corner of the box. These will be the points of reference when writing the letter K. Starting at the dot in the top, left corner, show students how to draw a straight line down - all the way to the bottom of the box. The next line of the K will begin at the dot in the top right corner of the box. This line should go from the top right corner on a diagonal to the dot which is located in the center of the left side of the box. The final line will go from this center dot, down to the dot in the bottom right corner of the box. Ta da! You have now formed the capital letter K! Once students have seemed to master these steps, you can continue to improve their handwriting by removing the boxes and substituting lined paper.

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Get Up and Move Around

You will need a large muscle area, or even grassy playground space. If neither are available, you can still have fun by pushing classroom tables or desks out of the way and taking turns.

Show students how they can form the letter K using just their bodies. Have students lie on their backs on the ground. Next, have the students extend their left leg out to the side, slightly. This will form the bottom of the K. Next, have the students extend their left arms out slightly - just like the leg, only pointing upward. This will form the top of the letter K.

Another variation which works especially well if you are short on space, is to have students work together in pairs. Standing back to back, have one student remain standing straight up and down, while the other student bends very slightly at the waist, to form the K. Their legs will be angled away from the person standing up straight - so when finished, they will actually be leaning on the person standing straight to maintain their balance. (Note: If you are having trouble picturing what this would look like, try to Google the phrase “people forming the letter K.”)

Classroom Visitor


As a compliment to your lesson, you may wish to consider having a classroom visitor! Perhaps you or someone you know has a kitten they would consider bringing into the classroom. Before the kitten arrives, read one of these related books:

  • The Little Kitten , by Judy Dunn
  • Kittens! Kittens! Kittens!, by Susan Meyers and David Walker
  • All About Cats and Kittens , by Emily Neye
  • If You See a Kitten, by John Butler

Ask the pet’s owner to discuss basic care for the kitten, including feeding and grooming points. You can let the children pet the kitten, but first be certain that no one in the classroom has an allergy to cats or cat fur.

Once the kitten has left, students may make their own kittens using paper plates!

  • 1 paper plate per child
  • black, brown and tan crayons
  • small pink triangles cut from felt, foam or even pink construction paper
  • black, brown or tan pipe cleaners (cut in half, and enough for each child may have 6 pieces)
  • large googly eyes (2 for each child)
  • large triangles in black, brown or tan (enough for each child to have a total of 2 triangles)
  • black Sharpie marker
  • glue (Elmer’s Glue will work better than a glue stick for this particular project)

For this letter K craft , have the students use a crayon in their choice of color (black, brown or tan) to color the entire back of their paper plate. This will serve as the kitten’s head. Next, have students glue on the cat’s googly eyes and pink square nose. Students may then add 3 coordinating pipe cleaners on each side of the nose to look like the kitten’s whiskers. Underneath the nose and whiskers, have the students use the black Sharpie to draw a mouth. Finally glue the large coordinating triangles to the back of the plate, at the top. These will be the kitten’s ears.

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For this activity, you will need a yellow highlighter for each student. You will also need a copy of the text sheet offered below. The text sheet contains a brief story about a kitten with a kite. Begin by handing out the sheet to each student. It is helpful if you also have a copy of the text to display on your whiteboard or SMART Board or even an overhead projector. Read the story out loud to the students. Help them to follow along by pointing to each word as you read it, and encouraging the students to do the same. When you come to a word that begins with the letter K, emphasize the word with our voice inflection.

Once you have finished reading the selection, have the students go back over the text to look for words which begin with the letter K. Once a word has been found, they may use their yellow highlighter to highlight the word. Even non-readers will have fun participating in this activity, as they look for the letter K.

After all of the students have finished, go back over the selection together, to be certain the students have found all of the words and highlighted them. For students having trouble identifying words with the letter K, repeat the activity in a one-on-one setting so that you may find the words together.

Letter K Story

A Special Snack

What is the perfect snack when studying the letter K? Why Special K , of course! If you are in a classroom with no known allergies, then you may wish to make Special K Bars as a cooperative group activity with the children. Here is a copy of this classic recipe:


  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 5 cups of Special K cereal
  • 6 oz. of chocolate chips
  • 6 oz of butterscotch chips
  • Combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar and corn syrup into a microwave-safe bowl. Mix well.
  • Microwave for approximately 2 minutes. Stir mixture, and then return the bowl to microwave. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Remove bowl from the microwave and add the peanut butter. (Be careful when adding peanut butter. Take precautions so that none of the heated sugar mixture splatters. You may wish for the children to stand back for this portion of the procedure.)
  • Stir peanut butter into the mixture until everything is well combined.
  • Add your cereal and stir to coat.
  • Pour and press into greased 13x9" pan. You may find it helpful to grease a small plastic baggie and use it to help you press the mixture evenly into the pan.
  • While the mix cools, combine the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips into a small microwave-safe bowl.
  • Heat on medium power for 1 minute. Remove bowl and stir. Return the bowl to microwave for another 30 seconds if necessary, to melt chips. Continue this method until you are able to stir the mixture smooth.
  • Spread the melted chips mixture over the cereal in the pan.
  • Let the bars cool completely before cutting and eating.

If you are in a room with known peanut allergies, you may wish to consider simply serving a bowl of Special K to each child, instead. If there are no known dairy allergies, you can even add milk!

Do you have more to add to our pre K lesson plans for the letter K? If so, be sure to visit our comments section below.

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If you’re not familiar with Learning the Alphabet , it’s letter of the week printable packs that you can do to help your child learn the ABC’s. You can read all about it in our introductory post .

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Do I recommend letter of the week? Well, sort of .

While we might focus primarily on one letter, I’m still reading alphabet books  and integrating letter learning into our every day routine . We also play with letters constantly. Only about 10-15 minutes is spent on these printables.

There are so many different ways to introduce letters to your child and I actually do not recommend doing it in ABC order. We are releasing our free printable packs in ABC order, but you can purchase the bundle and do them in any order you please!

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Introducing your little ones to the alphabet is an essential step in their early education, and our Letter K worksheets are specifically designed to make this learning journey both engaging and fun.

Our free printable alphabet worksheets are perfect for preschoolers, offering a delightful adventure into the world of the letter K and its corresponding sound.

The interactive activities included in these worksheets not only introduce the letter K, but also help your child recognize objects that begin with it.

Remember, every step of this journey is a big accomplishment for your preschooler. Let’s enjoy each moment together as we explore the world of letters with our Letter K worksheets.

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The sound of the letter k is the /k/ sound.

Introducing the Letter K

Look at the pictures below and point to the letter making /k/ sound. The goal of this activity is to help the nonreader make the connection between the letter and the sound it makes. A reader will need to read the word to the nonreader. More examples are in our Learning to Read workbook.

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Notice that all of these words start with the /k/ sound. We can also hear the /k/ sound at the end of words. Point to the letter making the /k/ sound in the words below. The goal of this activity is to help the nonreader make the connection between the letter and the sound it makes. A reader will need to read the word to the nonreader. More examples are in our Learning to Read workbook.

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Practice the Letter K

The best way we can map a sound to a letter is to practice saying the sound when we see the letter. Our Learning to Read workbook has cards you can use to practice with the letter k. You can also make your own notecards to practice letters and sounds. Just a few minutes of practice a day will make a huge difference!

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You can also practice writing the letter k. Make sure you follow explicit handwriting instructions to ensure you are writing the letter k efficiently. Writing letters efficiently is a huge part of building writing stamina.

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25 Easy Letter K Activities for Preschool

The letter K holds a special charm with its unique shape and sound.

From kittens to keys, kites to kangaroos, there is an abundance of captivating words and concepts associated with this letter.

So let’s embark on an exciting adventure with exploring easy letter K activities for preschoolers.

“Kite Flying Fun”:

20 Easy Letter K Activities for Preschool

Let your preschoolers soar high in the sky with a fun-filled kite flying activity. Begin by helping them create their very own kite using colored paper, string, and streamers.

“Kangaroo Hopscotch”:

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Transform a classic game into a letter K adventure by creating kangaroo-themed hopscotch. Draw a large hopscotch grid on the ground using chalk, ensuring each square contains the letter K. Add a kangaroo image in one of the squares to make it extra special.

“Kitchen Science”:

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Engage your little scientists in a hands-on kitchen science experiment focused on the letter K. Introduce the concept of a volcano by creating a “ketchup volcano.” Place a small plastic bottle on a tray or a baking dish and fill it with baking soda. Next, pour a generous amount of ketchup over the baking soda, causing a chemical reaction that mimics a volcanic eruption. As the “lava” overflows, discuss the letter K words associated with the experiment, such as “ketchup” and “kitchen.”

“Kinetic Sand Sensory Play”:

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Invite your preschoolers to dive into a tactile experience with kinetic sand, a moldable and mesmerizing material. Set up a sensory play station with a tray or a large container filled with kinetic sand. Provide various tools such as letter-shaped cookie cutters, plastic knives, and small toys for the children to manipulate and explore.

“Koala Mask Craft”:

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Let your preschoolers unleash their creativity with a delightful koala mask craft. Prepare cutouts of koala faces using cardstock or construction paper. Provide various art supplies such as markers, crayons, and craft fur.

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“King and Queen Dress-Up”:

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Transform your preschoolers into royalty with a fun dress-up activity focused on kings and queens. Gather various dress-up items such as crowns, capes, and fancy clothing. Create a royal dress-up station where children can choose their regal attire.

“Koosh Ball Letter Match”:

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Engage your preschoolers in a lively game of letter recognition using a koosh ball or a softball. Create a large letter K on a wall or a whiteboard and scatter smaller letters around the room. Instruct the children to take turns tossing the koosh ball and calling out a letter.

“Kaleidoscope Art”:

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Introduce your preschoolers to the magical world of kaleidoscopes through a vibrant art project. Provide each child with a cardboard tube (toilet paper roll or paper towel roll) and a variety of colorful materials such as tissue paper, beads, and sequins. Assist them in decorating the outside of the tube with these materials, creating a kaleidoscope effect.

“Kooky Cookies”:

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Get your little ones involved in a hands-on baking activity where they can create their own kooky letter K-shaped cookies. Provide pre-made cookie dough and letter-shaped cookie cutters (including the letter K). Assist the children in rolling out the dough and cutting out letter K shapes.

“Knock ‘Em Down”:

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Create a simple and entertaining game that incorporates the letter K. Set up a tower of plastic cups and arrange them in a pyramid shape. Use a soft ball or a beanbag to allow the children to knock down the cups. Each time a cup is knocked down, prompt the child to say a word that starts with the letter K before aiming for the next cup.

“Kitchen Instrument Band”:

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Transform your preschoolers into musicians as they explore the sounds of the kitchen with homemade instruments. Gather items such as empty containers, pots, pans, and utensils. Assign each child an instrument and guide them in creating a lively band using kitchen items.

“Kite Letter Tracing”:

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Combine letter recognition with fine motor skills by incorporating letter tracing with a kite theme. Create large kite-shaped cutouts using colored paper. On each kite, draw a big letter K. Provide preschoolers with markers, crayons, or pencils and guide them in tracing the letter K on the kites.

“Koala Snack”:

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Introduce a tasty treat that combines creativity and healthy snacking with a koala-themed snack. Provide each child with a rice cake or a round cracker, peanut butter or cream cheese, and an assortment of fruits such as banana slices, blueberries, and kiwi. Instruct the children to spread peanut butter or cream cheese on the rice cake or cracker.

“Kaleidoscope Dance”:

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Combine movement and creativity with a kaleidoscope dance activity. Play lively music and encourage preschoolers to move their bodies freely, imitating the patterns and shapes they see in a kaleidoscope.

“Kiddie Karaoke”:

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Create a karaoke session specifically tailored to the letter K. Compile a playlist of songs that have titles or lyrics starting with the letter K. Provide a microphone or a pretend microphone and a designated “stage” area.

“Kaleidoscope Collage”:

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Spark your preschoolers’ creativity with a kaleidoscope collage activity. Provide a variety of colorful materials such as construction paper, tissue paper, stickers, and sequins. Instruct the children to cut or tear the materials into small pieces and then arrange them on a piece of paper to create a vibrant collage.

“Key Treasure Hunt”:

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Engage your preschoolers in an exciting key treasure hunt that introduces the concept of keys and locks. Hide several small keys in an indoor or outdoor area. Provide each child with a “treasure map” that leads them to the hidden keys. As they search for the keys, discuss words associated with keys and locks that start with the letter K, such as “keychain” and “lock.”

“Koala Yoga”:

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Combine movement and mindfulness with koala-themed yoga poses. Teach preschoolers a series of simple yoga poses, such as Tree Pose and Downward Dog, but with a koala twist. Instruct them to imagine being koalas as they perform the poses, emphasizing the relaxed and gentle movements. As they participate in the yoga session, discuss words associated with animals, yoga, and the letter K, such as “koala” and “knees.” This activity promotes flexibility, body awareness, and a sense of calm.

“Kinetic Letter Writing”:

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Engage your preschoolers in a multisensory letter writing activity using kinetic sand or a tray filled with sand or salt. Invite them to use their fingers or small writing tools to practice writing the letter K in the sand.

“Kazoo Concert”

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Organize a lively kazoo concert where preschoolers can explore music and the letter K. Provide each child with a kazoo or a homemade kazoo made from a small cardboard tube and wax paper. Teach them how to use the kazoo by humming into it while blocking the end with their fingers.


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Free Printable Letter K Worksheets: Tracing, Letter Recognition, Alphabet Sounds

30 Free printable alphabet worksheets letter k

I love introducing letters and sounds to preschoolers! It’s magic to see the pride on their faces when they begin to be able to name and write letters while also remembering specific letter sounds. Repetition, time, and patience are key to guiding young learners to learn the alphabet because there is so much to learn! I created the Free Printable Letter K Worksheets: Tracing, Letter Recognition, Alphabet Sounds for busy teachers. It’s low-prep, yet high engagement. These are not your average letter tracing worksheets! I included lots of varied options for hands-on exploration and room for teachers to get as creative as they want to without a ton of prep. Enjoy!

Free printable alphabet letter k worksheets for kindergarten and preschool

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Letter worksheets in preschool and kindergarten.


Discerning between uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as individual sounds, is key for future reading success. However, it takes a lot of practice for preschoolers and kindergarteners to become fluent with these skills.

The letter K preschool worksheets are great for introducing letters, as well as for giving students that varied practice with each letter.

These letter tracing worksheets can serve as a way not only to teach proper letter formation, but I also included pictures on each page that begin with /k/ so students can also practice the sound while they practice writing the letter.

Use the Letter K packet as a letter of the week activity, as a year-end review of the entire alphabet, or pick and choose the printable activities you like for the literacy center.

Here are the key skills I included in the free letter K worksheet set:

  • Letter Tracing: THREE different versions, depending on abilities/motor skill development
  • Cut and Sort: Uppercase vs. Lowercase and First Sound Pictures
  • Read and Color: Sight Words/First Sound/CVC and CVCC Words
  • Find the Letter Worksheets: I Spy and Grid formats
  • Roll and Write: A fun dice game to practice writing Letter D
  • Rainbow Writing: A colorful way to complete a tracing letter worksheet
  • First Sound: Pictures and words to help children hear the /d/ sound at the beginning of words
  • Do-a-dot Marker: Large letter shapes to help young learners explore Letter D

Free printable alphabet worksheets letter K: I Spy, tracing, alphabet coloring pages

What Can Preschoolers Learn From Letter Recognition Worksheets?

Learning letters and sounds with preschoolers and kindergarteners.


The letter K tracing worksheets are varied so you can pick and choose based on your students’ needs, skills and abilities.

As you progress throughout the school year, use preschool letter worksheets and activities to help kids think deeper about letters and sounds. Making connections helps them understand the bigger purpose of letters: to read!

  • What are the letters in your name?
  • Do you have letter K in your name?
  • What other words start with the /k/ sound?
  • Does letter K have curvy lines, straight lines, or both?
  • Does lowercase k look the same as uppercase K?

Why Is It Important For Kids To Complete Letter Sounds Worksheets?

Variety is the spice of life and the spice that keeps kids learning! When we offer letter formation alongside letter recognition and sound practice, we keep learning spicy for all kids.

Visual Discrimination

Identifying letters (both lower and uppercase) encourages kids to use visual cues to discern between them. This is an important skill when later discerning letters to decode words.

Improve Understanding

As children learn to name letters and sounds, it helps them connect to what “reading” really means and gives them valuable insight and background to the idea that they, too, will soon learn to read!


The goal is for children to effortlessly recognize letter names and sounds interchangeably before they begin to put the pieces together to learn to read. If recalling sounds is too laborious, it will be difficult for a child to read with fluency.

Kids need lots of time and repetition to accurately name all of the letters and sounds. Imagine how proud they feel when they accomplish such a lofty goal!

How to Make the Free Printable Letter K Worksheets

Just print the letter K alphabet printables and traceable letter worksheets-free!

30 Free printable alphabet worksheets letter k

Kids can use these to write the letter K, sort sounds, and sort uppercase letters and lowercase letters.

Once the worksheets are laminated, use the letter tracing worksheets-free-over and over again!

First Sound Cards

If you download my whole set of alphabet printables, you can use the Find and Color pages for each letter at the literacy center to help build first sound fluency.

Reusable Pages

Laminate the trace letter K worksheets and use dry erase markers for easy, repeated practice on letter formation and fine motor skills.

Playdough Mats

The do-a-dot Letter K page lends itself to a nice playdough mat. Protect the page with laminating film or pockets, and allow students to roll, squish and sculpt playdough letters.

Sensory Bin

Hide letters in the sensory bin and ask students to search for uppercase and lowercase K. Use one of the free letter tracing worksheets to place the Ks on when found.

Make a K Book

Students that are ready for sight word reading can staple the Read and Color pages together to make a Letter K book for practice.

Play a Game

Many of the letter formation worksheets in the Letter K packet can easily be converted into simple games where students get practice rolling dice, taking turns, and placing or moving objects onto a “gameboard.”

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Letter K Arts and Crafts


Kites Cut out a diamond shape and some yarn for the tail. Turn on the music and let the kids “dance” with their kites.

King Make everyone a crown, let them decorate it with stickers or jewels cut out of construction paper. Have them talk about what they’d do if they were king for a day.

Kiss Put lipstick on everyone, even the boys, and have them KISS the letter K. Have them pucker up and make different shaped kiss prints on paper.

Key Chain Cut several key shapes out of posterboard. On each shape glue a small picture or a sticker of something whose name begins with K. Print the letter K on the shape also. Punch a hole in the top of each key shape and fasten the shapes together with a key chain. Give the keys to the children and let them take turns naming the letters and pictures on them.

K is for kitchen Have children glue cutouts of a stove/oven and refrigerator on a piece of paper. Make the cutouts have an overlay so that the oven door and fridge door can open. Cut out pictures from magazines of food items to glue on the inside……or have the children draw the items.

Letter K Games and Activities


Kindness Talk about what this means.

Knot Learn to tie a knot.

Fly a Kite Purchase an inexpensive kite. Take the children outside to fly the kite on a windy day. Let them take turns. Have them answer questions such as what happens when you let out some string, when you pull in some string? what happens when the wind stops blowing?

Kick Have everyone practice their kicks…not on each other though 🙂 If any of the children are tae kwon do students, let them exhibit some of their special kicks.

K Balance Have children try making their body into the shape of the letter K by standing with one leg out and one arm out. Good for practice of balance. Then have children lay down and form the letter K.

K is for kittens The Three Little Kittens They lost their mittens And they began to cry………. Act out this nursery rhyme story using real mittens.

Koala Show pictures (can find them in National Geographic and the like) of a Koala bear, and talk about what life is like for them, what they eat, where they live, etc.

Letter K Recipes and Snacks


Kiwi Be sure to remove seeds before giving to small children. Not only are they a choking hazard, but they are a little on the tart side, sometimes too much for young taste buds!

Letter K Songs, Poems and Finger Plays


Oh, I’m a Kangaroo (sung to Farmer in the Dell) Oh, I’m a kangaroo, I live down at the zoo. I like to jump around a lot. How About you?

Oh, I’m a kangaroo, I live down at the zoo. I carry a baby in my pouch. How about you?


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Teaching Letter Recognition

Teaching Letter Recognition – What Order to Introduce Letters

How to teach children the alphabet.

After many years of introducing kindergarten students to the 26 letters and their sounds, I found that 3 simple principles helped all students learn this information quickly and easily.

1. Introduce the letters in a particular order; 2. Plan for the complex; 3. Let your child set the pace

Introduce the letters in a particular order

When introducing your child to the 26 letters and each letter’s sound(s), do not simply begin with A. Working in alphabetical order is not the most effective way for a child to learn the sounds made by each letter. I recommend the following order instead:

Order of introducing letters to children: B, M, F, D, S, P, V, T, L, Z, N, W, J, K, H, C, G, Y, R, A, O, I, U, E, Q, X

I suggest this order for the following reasons:

  • Easy sounds first. It is easiest for children to feel, hear, identify and produce sounds that are formed with the lips, teeth and forward tongue position (where the tongue touches the teeth). This is because children are able to use their sense of sight when they watch others forming the sound. Alternatively, sounds that are formed at the back of the mouth (such as the sounds made by the letters K, G, and Y) are hard for children to mimic as they cannot observe how your mouth and tongue are moving when you form the sound.
  • Complex letters last. Each vowel makes numerous sounds (or is even silent) depending on where in the word the vowel appears. Also, there are only slight differences between the sounds made by many of the vowels, such as the vowel sounds in the words “cat,” “cut” and “cot.” As a result, learning the individual sounds each vowel makes is a complicated skill. In fact, some speech pathologists believe that a child’s “ear” is not developed enough to distinguish vowel sounds until age 5 or 6. By introducing consonant sounds first, a child will have the opportunity to practice listening to sounds which are easier to identify before attempting to identify the more subtle sounds made by the different vowels.
  • No similar sounds one after another. After rearranging the letters in order of complexity from least complex to most complex, it is important to avoid introducing two letters around the same time that make similar sounds. For example, consider the letters P and B. Both letters make sounds (“puh” and “buh”) which are primarily formed by lips. For children still working to develop their auditory processing skills, it may be difficult to identify and differentiate between similar sounds when they are introduced shortly after each other.

Plan for the complex

Most children are satisfied with basic instruction about the sound(s) each letter makes. However, some children, particularly older children, may ask for additional clarification since they may have already noticed some of the confusing subtleties about the sounds some letters make. If your child is one that likes to ask follow-up questions, here is a list of explanations seasoned teachers typically provide to children to help answer their questions:

  • All vowels can be “long” or “short.” When a vowel is “long,” it sounds like the name of the letter. For example, the “long e” in “she” or the “long i” in “sight.” When a vowel is “short,” it makes its own sound. For example, the “short e” in “met” or the “short i” in “bit.”
  • The letter G can be “hard” or “soft.” When it is hard, it has its own sound, which you make without closing your teeth. An example of a “hard G” is found in “gate.” When it is “soft,” the letter G borrows the sound made by the letter J, which requires you to close your teeth slightly when forming the sound. An example of a “soft G” is found in “giraffe.”
  • The letter S can be “hard” or “soft.” When it is soft, it has its own sound. An example of a “soft S” is found in “sat.” When it is “hard,” the letter S borrows the sound made by the letter Z. An example of a “hard S” is found in “toes.”
  • The letter C can be “hard” or “soft.” In both cases, the letter C borrows its sound from other letters. When the letter C is “soft,” it borrows the sound made by the letter S. An example of a “soft C” is found in “race.” When the letter C is “hard,” it borrows the sound made by the letter K. An example of a “hard C” is found in “cat.”
  • The letter Q does not have its own sound. Instead, the letter Q makes the sound of a K and a W together, KW.
  • The letter X makes the sound of a K and an S squished together, KS.
  • The letter Y has three sounds. One sound is all its own and the other two sounds are borrowed from other letters. When the letter Y is in the beginning or middle of a word, it makes its own sound, as in the word “yellow.” When the letter Y is at the end of a word, it borrows the sound of a “long E,” as in the word “putty,” or a “long I,” as in the word “try.” The sound made by the letter Y is a very complicated concept for children to learn, which is why this letter is one of the last consonants I suggest introducing.

Let your child set the pace

Many parents often introduce their children to letters and their sound(s) in hopes of helping their children learn to read. For children who are developmentally ready to read, a parent’s efforts can lead to very positive results. However, when children are pushed to read before they are ready, they are set up to fail. Strong letter and word awareness skills must combine with strong phonemic awareness skills for a child to be developmentally capable of reading. If a child does not have strong skills in both of these areas, he will likely become frustrated by the process. When this happens, he runs the risk of beginning a self-fulfilling cycle of failure by struggling to match each letter with its sound(s) and incorrectly believing he is “bad at reading.”

Exposing your child to letters and their sounds at his own pace will give him an important opportunity to begin building confidence in his abilities. This confidence will lead to increased perseverance and, ultimately, an increased incidence of success when he is ready to begin reading. In this way, early practice with your child, when done at his own pace, will position him to begin a self-fulfilling cycle of success .

Try this at home

When introducing a letter and its sound(s) to your child, write the uppercase version of the letter at the top of a large piece of paper. Then, together with your child, draw or glue pictures of words that start with that letter’s sound on the same page.

Letter page to use with preschool-aged children

For older children, or those with well-developed phonemic awareness skills, try looking through children’s magazines and selecting and cutting out the pictures together. They will likely be able to scan numerous pictures at a time and select only those that begin with the correct sound. They may also be able to think of a picture that begins with the correct sound and draw it freehand. For introducing a letter and its sound to younger children, consider cutting out or drawing pictures yourself, because younger children may be unable to identify pictures as quickly or accurately as older children are able to.

Consider taping these completed “letter pages” to your child’s bedroom wall or refrigerator door (at his eye level) so your child can review each letter and the corresponding sounds in a casual way as he walks around your home. Also, having the pages on display encourages your child to share the letters and their sounds with other family members or visitors, which is another opportunity for him to practice.

What can you share with other parents?

How did you introduce each letter and its sound? Any fun letter activities you can share with us? What letter’s sound did your child have the most difficulty learning? Did you develop any shortcuts or tricks to help your child get over that stumbling block? Please share your experiences with us and readers like you in a comment below.

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Meet the Letter K

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Full Text Here’s a story about the letter K! To make uppercase K, you make a straight line down like this. And then, you make a slanted line here, and another slanted line here. To make a lowercase K, you make a straight line down, you make a smaller slanted line right here, and another slanted line right here. Some words that start with K are . . . Kangaroo. Koala. Kite. Okay, now, here’s our story. Once there was a kangaroo named Kevin who loved flying kites more than anything! He loved to fly kites so much, other kangaroos called him King of the Kites. One day, Kevin the kangaroo asked his friend Kayla the koala to fly kites with him. She said yes, and they went outside. They set up their kites and started to run. But there wasn’t any wind, so the kites wouldn’t fly! “There’s no wind!” Kevin said. “What should we do?” “I guess we’re just gonna have to wait for the wind,” said Kayla the koala. “I know! While we wait, I’ll play my kazoo, and you can practice your karate kicks.” “Great idea!” said Kevin the kangaroo. So Kayla played her kazoo and Kevin karate kicked to the music. Soon, all of the kangaroos and koalas came to see what Kayla and Kevin were doing. They were so impressed by their kazoo and karate kick show that they clapped and cheered and kicked. Suddenly, the cheering made a giant wind. “Keep cheering!” Kevin yelled. “And watch this!” Now that they had some wind, Kevin and Kayla grabbed their kites and ran and ran until the kites flew high in the air. Kevin did a karate kick while flying his kite. Now the animals clapped even more, and the kites flew even higher. “I might be the king of the kites, but your cheering was the key to helping me make the kites fly. Thank you for your help! You are all too kind!” Kevin said to his kingdom. “And thanks most of all to Kayla, who is a whiz on the kazoo.” The End. K! What K words did you find in the story?

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Kudos! Your Kid Will Thank You For Introducing These Easy Letter K Crafts

They’ll love these kooky crafts.

Kids and parent tracing letter k — letter k crafts

Letter learning is an important milestone during the toddler and preschool years . Experts say it’s best to teach the alphabet incrementally through engaging activities that provide a multi-sensory experience — that might mean drawing letters in shaving cream or playing with foam letters in the bathtub . Other ideas include playing ABC hopscotch in the driveway or gluing macaroni noodles in the shape of letters. Our letter of the day? K! If you’ve reached this lesson in your letter-learning studies, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of letter K crafts for little ones that you can do with paper, scissors, glue, and crayons. As long as you keep your art cabinet stocked with a few basic supplies, you’re all set.

Want to learn more about teaching kids their letters? Here are a few quick tips.

  • Read together often . It doesn’t need to be complicated. Reading to your kids for 10 to 15 minutes a day adds up over time. This effort makes a huge difference in a child’s reading ability later in life.
  • Incorporate letter learning into everyday activities . Point out letters and words as you go about your day — on the back of the cereal box, signs at the store, and captions on the TV. Getting kids to recognize letters and words all around them is a huge step in the learning-to-read process.
  • Don’t push your child to learn before they’re ready . If you try to sit them down to do a letter activity and they resist, it’s OK.
  • Back off and try again later . They’ll be more receptive to learning if they’re relaxed and engaged.

Now that we’ve covered a few basic points for teaching kids the alphabet, let’s get to the letter K crafts. Here we go.

Easy Letter K Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

1. k is for kite — all kids network.

Did you know that the world record for the longest flying kite is 180 hours? Yep. Pretty impressive! While your paper-crafted kite may not give you the same (or any, let’s be real) air time, it’s still a fun activity to do with the kids. Learn about the letter K with All Kids Network on YouTube.

2. K is for King — eHow Arts and Crafts

Known for their easy-to-follow tutorials, eHow has an engaging YouTube channel with alphabet activities for kids. In this particular video, your little one will learn all about the letter K while crafting a construction paper king. You might say have a royally good time with this one (sorry, couldn’t resist).

3. How to Make a Kite — Kids Activities

Kite flying is a popular sport all around the world. It’s an activity that’s been around for thousands of years. As a matter of fact, kites were the first objects to be flown in the air and may have been the inspiration for airplanes as we know them today. Teach kids about the letter K with this kite activity tutorial on YouTube.

4. Letter K Song — Have Fun Teaching

Music is an art form, and there’s no better way to teach kids the alphabet than through song. Let them sing and dance along to the “Letter K Song” by Have Fun Teaching on YouTube. When they’ve gotten their wiggles out, give them some crayons and let them practice writing the letter K on poster board. You can hang up their rainbow letter K poster on the wall along with any other K crafts you do together.

5. How to Draw a Koala Bear — Art For Kids Hub

Koala bears are, in fact, not bears at all. They are marsupials. Native to Australia, these cuddly creatures are known for hanging out in trees and coming out to play at night (because they’re nocturnal — which is a fun vocab word to teach the kiddos!). Mix science, art, and reading with this fun how-to from Art For Kids Hub on YouTube.

6. How to Draw a Kitten — Draw So Cute

Speaking of art, Draw So Cute brings us a super simple video tutorial teaching kids how to draw a kitten. Learning about the letter K is so much fun when you’re crafting something as adorable as a snuggly baby cat. When your little one finishes their drawing, make sure you display it proudly on the fridge!

7. Easy Origami Kitten — Craft Haven

Want to craft a kitten in 3D? If so, check out this origami how-to from Craft Haven. Your kiddo may need help, but folded paper crafts are an awesome way to encourage fine motor development and have something fun to show for it when you’re through. Learn about the letter K with this video tutorial on YouTube.

8. How to Draw a Kangaroo — Art For Kids Hub

Kangaroos come from an animal family called macropods. Macropod means “large foot.” Other macropods include wallabies and wallaroos! Hop on over to this YouTube drawing tutorial from Art For Kids Hub and learn about the letter K while drawing a kangaroo with our favorite parent/child crafting duo on the internet.

9. How to Make a Kazoo

Blowing a kazoo is a rite of passage for kids. And do you know what’s better than giving your little one a kazoo? Helping them make their own! All you need are two tongue depressors, plastic straws, scissors, glue, markers, and decorations. Once they’ve finished their creation, you and your little one can start your very own kazoo kid band!

10. Karate Sticks

Help your child unleash their inner karate kid! Using construction paper, glue, and tape, help your kids create child-safe karate sticks. Not only will they get a kick out of them, but they can flip their little paper creation around without you worrying about them hurting themselves or others. (This will also be a great time to introduce them to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles !)

11. Let's Make a Kite

Flying kites are one of the perks of summer. So help your kiddo reach new heights, figuratively and physically, by making one together. You'll need two sturdy lightweight sticks, string, glue, scissors, a plastic bag, a ruler, marker, cloth, and ribbon. Once you've built everything, take it for a spin and watch your child's excitement and kite soar!

This article was originally published on Dec. 16, 2021

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    Recognize and use the letter K. These worksheets introduce the letter K and give students practice in recognizing K's, using "K" words and writing K's. Both upper and lower cases are considered. Uppercase: Worksheet #1. Lowercase: Worksheet #2. Recognize letters: Worksheet #3.

  12. Free Printable Letter K Worksheets for Preschool and Kindergarten

    Introducing your little ones to the alphabet is an essential step in their early education, and our Letter K worksheets are specifically designed to make this learning journey both engaging and fun. Our free printable alphabet worksheets are perfect for preschoolers, offering a delightful adventure into the world of the letter K and its ...

  13. The Letter K

    The Basics The sound of the letter k is the /k/ sound. Introducing the Letter K Look at the pictures below and point to the letter making /k/ sound. The goal of this activity is to help the nonreader make the connection between the letter and the sound it makes. A reader will need to

  14. 25 Easy Letter K Activities for Preschool

    Engage your little scientists in a hands-on kitchen science experiment focused on the letter K. Introduce the concept of a volcano by creating a "ketchup volcano.". Place a small plastic bottle on a tray or a baking dish and fill it with baking soda. Next, pour a generous amount of ketchup over the baking soda, causing a chemical reaction ...

  15. Free Printable Letter K Worksheets: Tracing, Letter Recognition

    The letter K preschool worksheets are great for introducing letters, as well as for giving students that varied practice with each letter. These letter tracing worksheets can serve as a way not only to teach proper letter formation, but I also included pictures on each page that begin with /k/ so students can also practice the sound while they ...

  16. Letter K Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids

    Letter K Arts and Crafts. Kangaroo. Cut out the shape of a kangaroo, let the kids color it. Put a pocket/pouch on the tummy and put the letter K in there. Make a face on it. Kites. Cut out a diamond shape and some yarn for the tail. Turn on the music and let the kids "dance" with their kites. King.

  17. Letter K

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  18. Teaching Letter Recognition

    When introducing your child to the 26 letters and each letter's sound (s), do not simply begin with A. Working in alphabetical order is not the most effective way for a child to learn the sounds made by each letter. I recommend the following order instead: I suggest this order for the following reasons: Easy sounds first.

  19. All About the Letter K PowerPoint (Teacher-Made)

    Introduce early learners to the letter K and develop phoneme recognition using this engaging All About the Letter K PowerPoint presentation. Discover our Positive Words That Start With 'K' Teaching Wiki. Incorporating the letter name, sound (phoneme) and images of objects beginning with 'K' it provides the basic foundation of phonemic awareness. It also includes an interactive quiz to enable ...

  20. Meet the Letter K

    Meet the Letter K. This story makes the letter K the star of the show! Kevin the kangaroo loves flying kites so much the other kangaroos call him king of the kites! One day, Kayla the koala and Kevin were flying kites together when the wind stopped blowing! As they wait for wind, Kevin karate kicks and Kayla plays the kazoo.

  21. Kudos! Your Kid Will Thank You For Introducing These Easy Letter K Crafts

    Let them sing and dance along to the "Letter K Song" by Have Fun Teaching on YouTube. When they've gotten their wiggles out, give them some crayons and let them practice writing the letter K on poster board. You can hang up their rainbow letter K poster on the wall along with any other K crafts you do together. 5.

  22. Letter K Worksheets & Activities

    The first worksheet shows a picture with the letter K and a couple of words that begin with the letter. Have your child say the letter, make the beginning sound, and say the words. Circle the objects on the right that have the beginning sound K (kangaroo, key). The 2nd worksheet is one of my favorite types of activities for our kids to do.

  23. Language Development: English

    This video prepared by Agastya International School teacher helps the child to recognize the capital K and small k. Familiarize him/her with the /k/ sound th...

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