pie, pop, and pears

Pie, Pop, and Pears

Pie, Pop, and Pears
Target text


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

Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • please
  • pink
  • plate
  • purple
  • party


  • P foods or picture cards (see below) (e.g., pop, pretzels, pickles, etc.)
  • Pink and/or purple plates—1 for each child

State and model the objective
Tell the children they are going to eat P things off of pink (or purple) plates, practice saying "please," and listen for words beginning with the /p/ sound. 

Practice the skill within an activity
Please pass the P

  • Have children sit in a circle.
  • Show children the P food items or picture cards and introduce each one by placing them on a plate and say “We have p___ on our plate.”
  • Tell children to raise their hands and say, “May I please have a pink (or purple) plate.” Hand each child a plate once they ask.
  • Demonstrate how to request different P food items or picture cards by saying, “Please pass the p___.” Go around the circle and allow each child to ask for one P food item or picture card.
  • When each child has had a turn to ask for a P food item or picture card, pretend to be at a party and eat the P food.

Apply the skill
Clap out sounds in words 

  • Have the children take apart the word pass and clap once for each sound in the word (/p/ /a/ /s/).
  • Ask the children how many times they clapped for the word pass (3).
  • Clap for each sound in the word pass again to reinforce the model.
  • Repeat with other words that start with /p/ (e.g., pick, pot, pen, pear, put).
  • Point out that all of the words start with the /p/ sound.
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SEEL At Home



With support, your child will say the letter P (e.g., pizza).


  • P picture cards
  • Plates-1 for each person
  • Foods that start with the letter P (e.g., pretzels, pizza, pie, popsicles, etc.-optional)
  • Paper, pencil, crayons  

Activity: Pie, Pop, and Pears

  • Sit at the table with your child. Each of you should have a plate.
  • Have all of the P picture cards or food items between you and your child.
  • Take turns asking, "Please pass the p___." Use this alliterative phrase while taking turns passing the food items or picture cards.
  • When all of the food has been distributed, eat the P food items (or pretend to eat the P picture cards) and have a party. 
  • Help your child make a menu by gluing the P picture cards onto a piece of paper. Have your child say the name of the picture on the P picture card as they glue (support as needed).
  • Send the menu to school with your child to share with a teacher and a friend.


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