Play with Pink and Purple Play Dough

Objective

Recognize and produce the /p/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /p/.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • pink
  • purple
  • play
  • press
  • pound
  • pull

Materials:

  • Pink and purple play dough for each child (see recipe below)

Overview

The children will play with pink or purple play dough while they listen for words that start with the /p/ sound, such as pat, pound, pull, play, and press

Practice the skill within an activity
Press, pound, and pull purple play dough

  • Give the children some pink or purple playdough (see recipe below). 
  • Let the children play with their pink or purple playdough. 
  • Encourage the children to play with their playdough in ways that begin with /p/, such as pinch, push, pull, press, punch, poke, and pound.

Apply the skill
Identify words that start with the target letter

  • Ask the children to find objects around the room that start with the /p/ sound, supporting as needed.
  • Have the children mold their playdough into two or three of the objects they found as they repeat the sound and the /p/ word as in, “/p/, /p/, /p/ pizza!”
  • Invite a child to come up and present their /p/ word playdough creation as they lead the children in saying what it is (e.g., /p/ /p/ /p/ pizza).

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Objective
Your child will recognize and produce the /p/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /p/.

Materials

  • play dough (see recipe below if needed)

Activity: Pink and Purple Play Dough

  • Have fun with your child as you play together with pink or purple play dough.
  • Invite him or her to pinch, push, pull, press, pinch, punch, poke, and pound the play dough, pointing out that all those words begin with the /p/ sound.
  • Do the actions again and emphasize the /p/ sound as you say the action words together (/p/ /p/ /p/ pinch)
  • Make different objects that begin with the /p/ sound (e.g., pig, pizza, pencil) then guess what each other's play dough models are.

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