king k

King K
Target text


Associate the uppercase letter K and lowercase letter k with the /k/ sound as in kangaroo, king, and kitten.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • king
  • kitten
  • karate
  • keys
  • kangaroo
  • kite


  • Crown cutouts
  • K picture cards

The children will make K crowns so that they can all be King K while they practice saying the /k/ sound in words such as kitten, kite, and kangaroo.

Literacy Activities
Send objects up, up, and away

  • Give each child a crown and some K picture cards.
  • Ask the children to circle the letter K in the word on each picture card while they say the /k/ sound.
  • Have the children glue the picture cards onto the crown.
  • As the children glue the picture cards onto their crowns, have them say the name of the picture, emphasizing the first sound (e.g., /k/, /k/, king).
  • Occasionally ask the children what letter the /k/ word starts with.
  • Staple the ends of each crown together so each will fit on the children’s heads.
  • Talk together about some of the things King K might do in his kingdom (e.g., “King K most likely keeps a kitten in his kingdom,” “King K probably has a key to the kingdom’s palace,” “King K must love flying kites”).
  • Have the children put their King K crowns on and have them all perform some K actions with you (e.g., say, “King K karate kicks!” or “King K blows a kiss!”).
  • Have the children say, “K!’ as they do the actions.

More Practice
Read the target letter

  • Write a list on the board of things the K King does in his kingdom and actions that begin with K (e.g., kite, kiss, kick).
  • Read the list as a group by saying, “/k/, /k/, ___ starts with K.”
  • Have the children circle the letter K at the beginning of each word and have them say the /k/ sound each time they circle a letter.

Write the target letter

  • Help the children write the uppercase letter K and lowercase letter k on small pieces of paper or sticky notes.
  • Allow the children to draw pictures of things from the activity that begin with the letter K (e.g., kite, key, kitten) on small pieces of paper or sticky notes.
  • Let the children attach the letters and pictures on the King K crown.
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SEEL At Home



Associate the uppercase letter K and lowercase letter k with the /k/ sound as in king, kitten, and kite.


  • K picture cards 
  • Kingdom picture
  • Glue or tape

Activity: King K

  • Take turns choosing a picture card. 
  • For each picture, ask your child, "Does King K keep a k___ in his kingdom?"  
  • Have your child respond, "Yes, King K keeps a k___ in his kingdom," and attach the picture card to the kingdom picture. 
  • Continue this process until all the cards have been drawn.
  • Read the word on each picture together, emphasizing the /k/ sound (e.g., /k/, /k/, kite). 
  • When you get done reading the words, ask your child what letter says the /k/ sound.
  • On the back of the kingdom picture, write, "King K keeps a kite in his kingdom." 
  • Repeat for all of the things glued to the kingdom picture to make a list of the things King K keeps.
  • Have your child circle the letter K every time it appears in the list of things that King K keeps. 
  • Have your child say the /k/ sound each time he or she circles a letter.

K Picture Cards and Kingdom

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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.