Pink Plate Party

Pink Plate Party
Target text


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

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • party
  • pink
  • plate
  • pretty
  • pear
  • pretzel


  • Pink plastic/paper plates
  • /p/ food items or picture cards 
  • Pink menus listing /p/ foods with pictures
  • Pink paper
  • Books: If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff, or I Am Invited to a Party! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems (optional)

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will have a Pink Plate Party and listen for words that begin with /p/, such as pink, pretty, party, plate, and pretzel.

Literacy Activities
Have a Pink Plate Party

  • Have the children sit down at a table, then say, “Here are pink plates and menus for the party!” as you give each child a pink plate and a pink menu.
  • Take each child’s order, encouraging them to say /p/ word phrases (e.g., “Popcorn please!”).
  • Say, “Please pass your pretty pink plate for _____ (e.g., pretzels)!” as you serve the food (real or pictures) ordered by the children.

More Practice
March and say the sounds in words 

  • Have the children march and say each sound of the word pop
    • segment sounds: say /p/ (march right), say /o/ (march left), say /p/ (march right) 
    • blend sounds: jump with both feet and say pop to blend the sounds into the whole word 
  • Repeat with other words that start with /p/ (e.g., pet, pan, pot, pig).
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SEEL At Home


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


  • Food items that start with /p/ or picture cards  
  • Paper plates
  • A piece of paper (pink if possible)

Activity: Pink Plate Party

  • Have your child look through your cabinets or fridge for /p/ foods to have at their Pink Plate Party or use the /p/ picture cards.
  • From the foods or picture cards you found, take turns ordering different /p/ foods (e.g., "Popcorn please!") and put this food on paper plates.
  • If your child wants more of something, have him or her say, "Pass the ____ (e.g., pickles) please!"
  • Have your child make a Pink Plate Party menu by drawing some of his or her favorite foods from the Pink Plate Party on a “menu” (a piece of paper). 
  • Have your child identify the pictures as you label the /p/ foods on the menu.


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