Yummy Yellow Yogurt

Objective

Associate the uppercase letter Y and lowercase letter with the /y/ sound as in yogurt, yummy, and yes.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • yummy
  • yogurt
  • yellow
  • yak
  • yarn
  • yolk
  • yo-yo

Materials:

  • Large empty tub
  • Yummy Yellow Yogurt label
  • Y picture cards or objects that start with Y (optional)
  • Yummy Yogurt Song
  • Yellow yarn
  • Yellow paper

Overview
The children will pretend to make yogurt with Y objects as they practice saying the /y/ sound in words such as yak, yarn, and yummy.

Literacy Activities
Ingredients for yummy yogurt

  • Show the children the picture cards or objects that start with the letter Y.
  • Have the children identify each object.
  • Make a list of the objects.
  • Have the children point to the letter Y in each word while saying the /y/ sound.

Make yummy yogurt

  • Print the Yummy Yellow Yogurt label and attach it to an empty tub.
  • Have the children stand in a circle and place the Yummy Yellow Yogurt Tub in the center.
  • Explain to the children that yogurt is very yummy, but it could be even more yummy if they add other objects that start with Y.
  • Give each child a picture card or object that starts with the letter Y.
  • Teach the children the Yummy Yogurt Song sung to the tune of “Frere Jacques.”
  • Sing it together as you march around in the circle.
  • Each time you sing a verse of the song, have the child with the item named in that verse toss it into the Yummy Yellow Yogurt Tub.

More Practice
Yarn Y

  • Show the children how to make an uppercase letter Y with one long piece of yarn and two short pieces of yarn.
  • Show the children how to make a lowercase letter y with one long piece of yarn and one short piece of yarn.
  • Let the children practice forming their own letter Y using yarn.

Write the target letter

  • Give each child a yellow paper.
  • Have the children practice writing the uppercase letter Y and lowercase letter y all over the paper.
  • Help the children make a list of ingredients beginning with Y for yummy yellow yogurt.

SEEL Target Texts

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Yummy Yogurt Song

Yummy yogurt! Yummy yogurt!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
Yarn makes it yummy! Yarn makes it yummy!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
 
Yummy yogurt! Yummy yogurt!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
A yo-yo makes it yummy! A yo-yo makes it yummy!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
 
Yummy yogurt! Yummy yogurt!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
Yogurt makes it yummy! Yogurt makes it yummy!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
 
Yummy yogurt! Yummy yogurt!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
A yak makes it yummy! A yak makes it yummy!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
 
Yummy yogurt! Yummy yogurt!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
Yolk makes it yummy! Yolk makes it yummy!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
 
Yummy yogurt! Yummy yogurt!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
Yams make it yummy! Yams make it yummy!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
 
Sung to the tune of Frere Jacques
(http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/childrens/frere/index.htm

Printouts

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Objective
Associate the uppercase letter Y and lowercase letter y with the /y/ sound as in yogurt, yield, and yarn.

Materials

  • Empty tub or bowl
  • Y picture cards
  • Yummy Yogurt Song
  • Yellow crayon

Activity: Yummy Yellow Yogurt

  • Label an empty tub or bowl Yummy Yellow Yogurt.
  • Help your child choose picture cards that begin with the letter Y to put in the Yummy Yellow Yogurt Tub.
  • Each time you put a picture card in the tub, sing the verse of the Yummy Yogurt Song that corresponds with the object on the picture card.
  • Search in your house for other items beginning with the letter Y that you could add to the yummy yellow yogurt.
  • With a yellow crayon, help your child write a list of the ingredients used to make yummy yellow yogurt (support as needed). 
  • Repeat the activity as desired.
 

Picture Cards and Song

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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