Kindergarten Kit

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter K and lowercase letter k.

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • kit
  • kindergarten
  • kiss
  • kind
  • key

Materials:

  • Large letter cards
  • Bag
  • Picture cards
  • Small letter cards
  • Set of picture cards and one baggie for each child (optional)
  • KIT-KAT® candy bars (optional)
  • Book: The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing (Penguin Group, 2001) (optional)

Overview
The children will make a kit for kindergarten as they recognize and name the uppercase letter K and the lowercase letter k.

Literacy Activities
Create a kindergarten kit

  • Write the uppercase letter K and the lowercase letter k on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the K and k in the air with their fingers.
  • Read The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing to the students, emphasizing the letter K (optional).
  • Show the children your kindergarten kit (a bag labeled with the big letter cards), and explain that the kit should only have pictures in it that begin with the letter K.
  • Mix up the picture cards and have the children choose a picture card and name the picture, supporting as needed.
  • Decide together whether or not the picture has an uppercase letter K or lowercase letter on it.
    • If the picture has a letter K, put it in the kindergarten kit.
    • If the picture does not have a letter K, set it to the side.
    • If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as a K or a k, have him or her look at the K and k on the whiteboard and compare them to the letter he or she picked.
  • Repeat until all of the picture cards have been chosen.
  • Have the children circle the uppercase letter K and lowercase k on the picture cards in the kit.
  • Explain how each item in the kit will help them in kindergarten.
    • Kleenex®: You will need Kleenex® in kindergarten in case you have a runny nose.
    • Kiss from mom: Your mom will want to kiss you goodbye on your first day of kindergarten.
    • Key: Your teacher will need a key to open the door of your kindergarten classroom.
    • Kindness: It is always important to be kind to the other children!
    • KIT-KAT® candy bar (optional): You might need a snack in kindergarten. Your snack could be a KIT-KAT® candy bar!
  • Allow the children to make their own kindergarten kit using a set of picture cards and a baggie (optional).
  • Have the children say, “K in the Kindergarten Kit” as they put each K picture in their kit, but have the children discard the pictures that do not have a K.

More Practice
Identify the target letter

  • Cut out the small letter cards and mix them up.
  • Have the children choose a letter card and together identify the letter.
    • If the letter is an uppercase letter K or lowercase letter k, then add the letter to the kindergarten kit.
    • If the letter is not a K, then place it in a discard pile.
  • Write the target letters K and k on the back of the small letter cards.
  • Help the children write the uppercase letter K and lowercase k on the back of the picture cards for their kindergarten kit (support as needed).

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Objective
Recognize and name the uppercase letter K and lowercase letter k.

Materials

  • Picture cards
  • Letter cards

Activity: Kit for Kindergarten

  • Have your child show you the kindergarten kit that was made in class or make a kindergarten kit with the picture cards below. Review the items in the kit:

    • Kleenex®: You will need Kleenex® in kindergarten in case you have a runny nose.
    • Kiss from mom: Your mom will want to kiss you goodbye on your first day of kindergarten. 
    • Key: Your teacher will need a key to open the door of your kindergarten classroom.
    • Kindness: It is always important to be kind to the other children!
    • KIT-KAT® candy bar (optional): You might need a snack in kindergarten.
  • Have your child circle the uppercase letter K and lowercase k on the picture cards. Explain that the picture of the dog and the bug cannot go in the kit because they do not have the letter K.
  • Cut out the letter cards and mix them up. Have your child choose a letter card and help him or her name the letter.
    • If the letter is a K, add the card to the kindergarten kit.
    • If it is not a K, discard it.

Kindergarten-Kit-Pictures-and-Letter-Cards

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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