N Noodle Necklace

Objective

Recognize and name the letter N.

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • noodle
  • necklace
  • neat
  • nice

Materials:

  • One premade noodle necklace
  • String, about 20 inches long—one for each child
  • Dry noodles (macaroni, penne, or any pasta with holes)
  • Letter cards

Overview
The children will make a neat noodle necklace as they recognize and name the letter N.

Literacy Activities
Make a noodle necklace

  • Wrap tape around one end of each string to make it easier to thread, and hole-punch the top of the letter cards.
  • Write the letter N on a whiteboard, name the letter, and have the children write the N in the air with their fingers.
  • Mix up the letter cards and place the cards in a pile face down.
  • Have the children choose a letter card and hold up the chosen letter, then say the name of the letter together.
    • If the letter is an N, have the children put the letter by the noodles.
    • If the letter is not an N, have the children place the letter in a discard pile.
  • Give each child a string, several noodles, and a few N letter cards.
  • Tape the untaped end of the string to the table so that the noodles don’t fall off as the children thread them.
  • As the children string their noodles and letter cards, have them say, “N on the necklace” and “N by the noodles.”
  • When the children have finished, help them tie their necklaces around their necks as they say, “My N noodle necklace looks nice!”

More Practice
Identify the target letter

  • Write the letter N and another letter that the class has previously learned on the whiteboard.
  • Ask the children which letter is the letter N.
  • Repeat this activity several times with a different distractor letter each time.

Write the target letter

  • Show the children how to write a letter N by writing it on the whiteboard or on chart paper.
  • Give each child a piece of paper and a pencil and have the children write the letter N multiple times.
  • If time allows, help the children cut out their letters, hole-punch them, and add them to their noodle necklace.

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Objective
Recognize and name the letter N.

Materials

  • Dry noodles (macaroni, penne, or any pasta with holes)
  • String
  • Letter cards

Activity: Noodle Necklace

  • Make a necklace with noodles and string (about 20 inches long).
  • Mix up the letter cards and place the cards in a pile face down.
  • Have your child choose a letter card and then say the name of the letter together.
    • If the letter is an N, have your child put the letter by the noodles.
    • If the letter is not an N, have your child place the card in the discard pile.
  • Help your child write the letter N using glue on a piece of paper, then let your child place noodles on the glue to make an N out of noodles.
  • Have your child glue the N letter cards to the noodle N paper.

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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