King K's Kite

Objective

Name and identify the uppercase letter K and lowercase letter k.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • kind
  • kite
  • kid
  • kingdom

Materials:

  • King and castle graphics (see below)
  • Kite graphic (see below) or paper kite (e.g., made from paper with a ribbon or a string for a tail)
  • Picture cards (see below)
  • Bow graphics (see below) and string to make a tail for the kite

Overview

Write the uppercase letter K and the lowercase letter k on the whiteboard, then have the children name the letter. The children will decorate a kite for the king’s birthday using his favorite letter, K, and words such as kite, king, and kid.

Practice the skill within an activity
Make the king’s kite

  • Show the children a picture of the king, drawing attention to the K on his crown. Tell them that the king wears a K on his crown because king begins with the letter K.
  • Give each child a kite to decorate with Ks.
  • Mix up the letter cards (see below), and have the children choose a card one at a time.
  • Help the children decide if the letter on the card is the letter K (or a lowercase k).
    • If the letter is a K or a k, have the children glue or tape the card to the kite.
    • If the letter is not a K, discard it.
  • Give the children bows (see below) for the kite’s tail, and have them write the letter K or tape more K letter cards on the kite and 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 castle.

Apply the skill
Write the target letter

  • Explain that the kind king needs a K for every kid in the kingdom. Invite the children to write a letter K (or a lowercase k) on sticky notes or small pieces of paper to give to the kind king for his kids.
  • Have the children stick the K notes on the picture of the king, or have them stick it on their own shirts (extra tape may be needed), since they could be the kids in the kingdom!
     

Printouts

Standards

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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.

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