Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Teaching the Letter I

I Yi Yi Yi!  Time for I!

Crafts for the Letter I

Ice Cream Paper Craft
from DLTK Crafts

Igloo Craft using sugarcubes from First School

Coloring Page: An Iguana Skating on Ice from Momswhothink.com

Make a Pom Pom Ice Cream Cone from About.Com Family Crafts

Make a collage-Cut out I's and pictures of items starting with I and glue them all onto a piece of construction paper.

Make Ice Cream
1 cup Milk/cream
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup of salt
crushed ice

Tools of preparation:
masking tape
coffee cans
measuring cup and spoons
paper towels
dish towel
large spoon

Eating utensils:
ice cream scooper

Pour 1 cup of milk into SMALL can. Add 1/4 cup of sugar. Add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Stir. Cover the small can with its lid. Tape the lid closed. Place the small coffee can inside the large one. Fill the remaining space with crushed ice. Add 1/4 cup of salt to the top of the ice. Cover the large coffee can. Tape the lid closed. Turn the can on its side. Roll cans on the floor. After 15-20 minutes check the can.
Note the condensation on the outside of the can.
(Please note this recipe will not work if you skip adding salt over the ice.)
The original author of this recipe is unknown This was found at Preschooleducation.com

Online Activities for I

An Online Dress Up Game featuring Ice Cream for Girls

Letter I Songs

5 inch worms inching up a tree,
(Wiggle five fingers.)
5 insects invited them to see
(Hold up other hand.)
An Iguana inside the tree.
(Place hand inside other hand.)
Use your imagination and you will see
(Point index finger to head.)
All 10 having fun in a tree!
(Wiggle all 10 fingers.)

Author Unknown

Practice Worksheets

Here is a nice worksheet to practice handwriting and recognition of I from Starfall.
Single Letter Worksheet from Tampa Reads--Click on the I box.  The worksheet will be a document download.

Online Exercises for I
See the letter drawn at Kat's ABC's Just For Me

Books With "I" Characters

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting article! Your articles about teaching the letters are very usefull. I have a blog: http://craftsideasforkids.com about making crafts with kids.My articles are step by step decriptions which preschool teachers can use for activities in kindergarden.


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