Neat New Necktie
Associate the letter N (and lowercase letter n) with the /n/ sound (e.g., necktie, neat, note).
- Noodles or nuts (to make an N)
- Necktie graphic
- N picture cards
- N and non-N picture cards (for Pass the Net game)
Tell the children they will make a neat new necktie as they practice saying the /n/ sound in words such as news, nest, and nail.
Make a neat new necktie
- Show the children one of the neckties and explain that there is nothing on it except a capital and lowercase letter Nn. Explain that the N says /n/.
- Hand out the paper neckties to the children when they say the sound the N makes.
- Show the children the N picture cards and have them attach nine pictures on Ned’s new necktie to make it look neat.
- As the children attach the pictures on the necktie, ask them what they are putting on Ned’s new necktie and have them point to each letter N and say its sound.
More Practice (choose from the following)
Make a neat N
- Write a letter N with a glue stick.
- Stick noodles or nuts on the glue while producing the /n/ sound.
Play Pass the Net game
- Fill a bag with N and non-N picture cards (folded in half).
- Have the children sit in a circle to take turns passing the net.
- Have each child remove a card to decide if it begins with the letter N.
- The child will then replace the folded card in the net, shake it and pass it along.
Write the target letter
- Have the children write capitol N and lowercase n on their necktie next to each item that begins with an N.
SEEL At Home
Associate the letter n (and capital N) with the /n/ sound (e.g., necktie, nuts, nest).
- Necktie graphic cut out and hole punch twice at the top
- Nine N picture cards cut out
- Scissors, glue or tape, string or elastic
Activity: Neat New Necktie
- Have your child attach the letter N picture cards to the necktie.
- Encourage your child to say, "I'm putting a ____ on my neat new necktie," each time he or she adds a new picture to the necktie.
- When your child is done attaching the pictures to the tie, point to each picture and say its name together.
- After saying all of the picture names, ask your child what sound each word begins with.
- Attach the string or elastic through the holes in the necktie and have your child put on his or her neat new necktie.
- The activity can be repeated several times.
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.
Neat New Necktie