Vacation to Visit Victoria


Associate the letter V (and the lowercase letter v) with the /v/ sound (e.g., volcano, vacation, visit).

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • vegetables
  • vacation
  • visit


  • Vacation to Visit Victoria text
  • Suitcase or duffle bag
  • Picture cards

Tell the children they will pack their bags with things that start with V to go on a vacation as they practice saying the /v/ sound heard in vase, van, and volleyball.

Literacy Activities
Visit Victoria

  • Have the children sort the picture cards to decide which words start with the /v/ sound.
    • If the word starts with the /v/ sound, have children put the picture in the suitcase or duffle bag.
    • If the word does not start with the /v/ sound, have the children set the picture to the side.
    • Point out that all of the items in the suitcase start with the letter V, which makes the /v/ sound.
    • Read Vacation to Visit Victoria to the children and have them guess the names of the items to pack for the vacation based on the clues in the text. If necessary, give the children a visual clue by holding up the corresponding picture card.
  • Read Vacation to Visit Victoria again and have the children act out the text:
    • Pretend to vacuum
    • Pretend to play a violin
    • Pretend to hit a volleyball
    • Pretend to eat vegetables
    • Pretend to put on a vest
    • Pretend to put flowers in a vase
    • Pretend to drive a van

More Practice
Write the target letter

  • Remove the pictures from the suitcase and review what the children packed to take on their vacation.
  • Have the children help you make a list of the items they packed. Allow the children to write the letter V at the beginning of each word and provide support for writing the rest of the word.
  • Have the children help make a list of other things they could pack that start with the letter V (e.g., Velcro, videos, voice, victory, valley, village).

SEEL Target Texts

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Vacation to Visit Victoria

We are going on a vacation to visit Victoria.
Let’s pack our bag for our vacation.
We need to take things that start with V:
A machine that says, “Vroom.” It is loud and cleans the carpet.
Something that makes music that you hold up like this.
A type of ball that you hit over a net.
Food that mom always wants you to eat because it is good for you.
Something to wear that does not have sleeves.
Something that holds flowers and breaks easily.
A big vehicle that holds lots of people.
We will have fun on our vacation to visit Victoria!


SEEL At Home

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Associate the letter V with the /v/ sound (e.g., Victoria, vacation, visit).


  • Picture cards
  • Suitcase or duffle bag

Activity: Vacation to Visit Victoria

  • Together with your child, pack your bags for a pretend vacation to visit a friend named Victoria.
  • Play a guessing game with your child. Look at a picture card and give clues that will help your child guess the item correctly.  
  • When your child guesses correctly, have him or her say, for example, "Take vegetables on vacation to visit Victoria!" then put the item in the suitcase/duffle bag.  
  • Switch roles and repeat until all picture cards have been packed.  
  • Create a packing list by unpacking the suitcase and writing down each item one at a time. Have your child write the letter V at the beginning of each word on the list and provide support for writing the rest of the word. 
  • The activity can be repeated several times.



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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.