Kindergarten K Kit
Associate the uppercase letter K (and the lowercase letter k) with the /k/ sound as in kit, keep, and kindergarten.
- Bag labeled Kindergarten K Kit
- Picture cards (see below)
- Objects that begin with the letter K and some that begin with other letters (optional)
- K memory cards
- Book: The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing (Penguin Group, 2001) (optional)
The children will make a kit of things that they can find in kindergarten as they practice writing the uppercase letter K (and lowercase k) and saying the sound in words such as keep, kit, and key.
Practice the skill within an activity
Make a kit
- Read The Night Before Kindergarten (optional).
- Have the children take turns choosing an object or picture card.
- Have the children name the object then help them read the label on the item or the word on the card, emphasizing the first sound (i.e. /k/ - /k/ - key) (Support where needed.).
- Decide if the item or picture card goes in the Kindergarten K Kit. (If it begins with K, it goes in the kit. If it does not, set the item or card to the side).
- Explain how each K item in the kit will help the children in kindergarten:
- Kleenex: You will need Kleenex in kindergarten in case you have a runny nose.
- Kiss from mom: Your mom will want to kiss you goodbye on your first day of kindergarten.
- Key: Your teacher will need a key to open the door of your kindergarten classroom.
- Kindness: It is always important to be kind to the other kids!
- Keyboard: If you use a computer in kindergarten you will need a keyboard.
- Kick: You might get to kick a ball at recess or P.E. in kindergarten.
Apply the skill
Read the target letter
- Write the letters K and k so the children can see and remind them that those letters make the /k/ sound in words like key, Kleenex and king.
- Write a list of things in your classroom that begin with the letter K.
- Read the list together as a class, emphasizing the first sound in each word (e.g., /k/ /k/ kite).
- Have children take turns underlining the K or k at the beginning of each word.
Play a memory game
- Print and cut out two copies of the memory cards (see below), mix them up, and set them out facedown.
- Have the children take turns flipping over two cards at a time to find a match.
- When a matching set of pictures is found, have the children write the letter K and say the /k/ sound.
SEEL At Home
Associate the uppercase letter K (and lowercase k) with the /k/ sound (e.g., kit, keep, key).
- Pictures of things that begin with K and things that do not begin with K (see below)
- Paper (fold, staple side edges and label resulting booklet Kindergarten K Kit)
Activity: Kindergarten K Kit
- Have your child choose a picture card then help him/her identify the picture, emphasizing the first sound (e.g., /k/ /k/ key).
- Ask your child, "Should we keep a ____ (e.g., kite) in the Kindergarten K Kit?"
- If the picture begins with the /k/ sound, put the picture in the kit.
- If the picture does not begin with the /k/ sound, set it aside.
- Have your child decorate the front of the kit with the letter K (and lowercase k).
- Take the picture cards out of the kit, read the words on the cards together, and have your child circle the K in each word.
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Kindergarten K Kit