Party with Pink Plates
Associate the letter P (and lowercase letter p) with the /p/ sound (e.g., party, pear, plate).
- Pink paper plates and cups
- Party menu printed on pink paper (see below)
- Pictures of food or food items that start with P (see below)
- Writing practice page (see below)
- If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff (optional)
State and model the objective
Tell the children they will have a P party as they practice writing the letter P and saying the /p/ sound. Read If You Give a Pig a Party or some other book about a party (optional).
Practice the skill within an activity
Pass out paper plates and cups
- Choose children to be the waiters at the party and have them pass out pink plates and cups.
- Have the children practice writing the letter P on the plates.
- Pass out pink menus to the guests (see below).
- Help the children read the P items on the menu. Comment that all of the items start with the letter P which makes the /p/ sound.
Order foods that start with P
- Let the children choose an item on the menu.
- Have the children say “please” when they order their item.
- Serve the food items or pictures of the food items (see below) on the pink plates.
- Pretend to pour pop into the guest’s cups.
Apply the skill (choose from the following)
Play pass the P pink plate
- Have the children sit in a circle and pass a pink plate around the circle (see below).
- Place pictures of words that start with P on the pink plate.
- Have each child choose a picture from the plate, name the picture, point to the letter P, say the /p/ sound, then pass the pink plate to the next child in the circle.
Write the target letter (see below)
- Help the children write the letter P while producing the /p/ sound.
- As they write, point out the shapes included in the letter P (i.e., lines, circles and half circles).
- Have the children draw pictures of foods that start with the /p/ sound below the letters (e.g., pizza, peanuts, pears, pickles).
SEEL At Home
Associate the letter P with the /p/ sound (e.g., pink, party, peas).
- Picture cards (see below) cut out
- Foods beginning with P (e.g., popcorn, pretzels, pineapple, peaches) (optional)
Activity: Pp Plate Party
- Pretend to have a party with your child. Set out the plates on the table and put the picture cards and/or food items on a platter (another plate).
- Order and eat food beginning with the letter P. Make requests like, "Please pass the p___ (e.g., peas)!"
- Help your child write and illustrate a menu of foods that start with P.
- Read the menu to your child, emphasizing the /p/ sound (e.g., /p/ - /p/ - pizza) and pointing to the first letter in each word. As you read, occasionally ask your child to say the /p/ sound while pointing to the letter P.
- 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.
Party with Pink Plates