King K's Kite
Associate the letter K with the /k/ sound as in kangaroo, kid, and kite.
- King graphic
- Kite graphic
- Picture cards
- Kite bow graphics
The children will decorate a kite for King K as they practice saying the /k/ sound in words such as kite, king, and kid.
Fly a kite around the kingdom
- Show the children the king graphic and point out the K on his crown.
- Explain to the children that K makes the /k/ sound, as in king.
- Tell the children that King K loves kites, so they will make and fly a kite around the king's kingdom.
- Give each child a kite graphic and have them decorate it with Ks.
- Mix up the picture cards and have the children choose a card one at a time.
- Help the children decide if the item on the card begins with the letter K.
- If the item begins with the letter K, have the children glue the card to their kite graphic.
- If the item does not begin with the letter K, have the children discard it.
- Give the children a bow for the kite’s tail and let them color the bows.
- Help the children attach the bows to a piece of string, then attach the string to the kite.
- Allow the kids of the kingdom to fly their kites around the king while saying the /k/ sound.
Write the target letter
- Explain that King K wants to give a K to every kid in the kingdom.
- Invite the children to write a letter K on a sticky note to give to the king.
- Collect all of the K sticky notes and set them by the king.
- Have the children come up to the king and select a sticky note.
- Let them place the sticky note on their shirts as they say the /k/ sound.
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase 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.
King K's Kite