Dorito Dip

Objective

Recognize and name the letter D.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • dip
  • dunk
  • dig
  • deep
  • Doritos

Materials:

  • 1–2 bags of Dorito chips or pretend Doritos, printed on orange paper
  • Chip dip or pretend chip dip (e.g., play dough, colored water)
  • Small bowls for dip
  • Plastic bag

Overview
The children will dip and dunk some Dorito chips as they recognize and name the letter D.

Literacy Activities
Dip and dunk Doritos

  • Write the letter on a whiteboard, name the letter, and have the children write the D in the air with their fingers.
  • Pass out the Doritos and bowls of dip (or paper chips and pretend dip) and point out that Doritos and dip both start with the letter D.
  • Have one child at a time be the action leader and let him or her choose between three different ways to dip the Dorito: dip, dunk, or dig.
  • The children will follow the action leader, do the chosen action with their Doritos in the dip, and say the action as they do it (e.g. “Dip the Dorito!”).

More Practice
Write the target letter

  • Give each child a paper Dorito.
  • Have the children write the letter all over their paper Dorito by copying the model letter from the board.
  • Put the children’s paper Doritos in a plastic bag labeled with the letter D.

Printouts

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Objective
Recognize and name the letter D.

Materials

  • One bag of Doritos, or pretend Doritos, colored orange
  • Chip dip or pretend chip dip (e.g., play dough, colored water) 
  • Small bowl for dip

Activity: Dorito Dip

  • Ask your child, "What do you like to do with your Dorito?"
  • Have your child answer, "I like to ___(dip, dig, dunk) my Dorito." Do the action together and then eat (or pretend to eat) the chip.
  • Take turns asking, "What do you like to do with your Dorito?" and choosing the action you both do together, "I like to ___(dip, dig, dunk) my Dorito."
  • Every time someone does an action with the Dorito, have your child write the letter D on a paper Dorito (support as needed).
  • Look around the kitchen for other letter D objects and have your child write the letter D on the back of this page for each one he or she finds.

Pretend Doritos

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.

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