Valentine Vase

Objective

Associate the letter V with the /v/ sound as in vase, valentine, and vacuum.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • valentine
  • vase
  • vacuum

Materials:

  • Pipe cleaners or straws
  • Paper hearts
  • Plastic bottle
  • Picture cards

Overview
The children will make valentine vases as they practice saying the /v/ sound in words such as van, victory, and valentine.

Literacy Activities
Make a valentine vase

  • Cut the top off of a plastic bottle to make a vase.
  • Cut out the picture cards and spread them out on a table.
  • Help the children sort through the pictures to decide whether or not the word on each picture card starts with the /v/ sound.
    • If the word starts with the /v/ sound, have the children set the card next to the vase.
    • If the word does not start with the /v/ sound, have the children set the card aside.
  • Point out that all the words that start with the /v/ sound begin with the letter V.
  • Have the children attach the pictures of words that begin with V to the vase.
  • Cut out the paper hearts and have the children write the letter V on each heart.
  • Let the children make flowers by attaching the paper hearts to the tops of pipe cleaners, and then have them put the flowers in the valentine vase.

More Practice
Write the target letter

  • Have the children write the letter V on small pieces of paper while they produce the /v/ sound.
  • Have the children attach the letters to the valentine vase.

Printouts

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Objective
Associate the letter V with the /v/ sound as in vase, valentine, and vegetables.

Materials

  • Picture cards
  • Construction paper
  • Plastic bottle
  • Straws, pipe cleaners, or wooden sticks

Activity: Valentine Vase

  • Cut the top off of a plastic bottle to make a vase.
  • Lay out the picture cards on a table and help your child sort through the picture cards to find words that start with the /v/ sound.
    • If the word starts with the /v/ sound, place it next to the plastic bottle. 
    • If the word does not start with the /v/ sound, set it aside. 
  • Cut out paper hearts from construction paper and have your child write the letter V on each heart.
  • Attach the V pictures and the paper hearts to the plastic bottle to make it into a valentine vase.
  • Emphasize that the words on the vase all start with the letter V which makes the /v/ sound.
  • Glue three paper hearts together at the bottom to make flowers (with three heart-shaped petals), attach them to the end of straws or pipe cleaners, and place them in the valentine vase.

V Picture Cards

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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