Put Ps on Pretzels

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter P and the lowercase letter p.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • pretzel
  • please
  • pick
  • piece

Materials:

  • Pretzel sticks
  • Letter cards
  • Pretzel graphic
  • Small pieces of paper or sticky notes

Overview
The children will decorate a paper pretzel with the letter P as they recognize and name the uppercase letter P and the lowercase letter p.

Literacy Activities
Pretty Pretzel

  • Write the uppercase letter P and the lowercase letter p on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the P and p in the air with their fingers.
  • Mix up the letter cards and place the cards around the room.
  • Have the children find the letter cards and help them name the letter on each card.
    • If the letter is a P or a p, have the children put the letter by the pretzel graphic.
    • If the letter is not a P or a p, have the children place it in a discard pile.
    • If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as a P or a p, have him or her look at the P and p on the whiteboard and compare them to the letter he or she picked.
  • Tell the children they will glue the letter P on the pretzel and explain to them that each time they put a P on the pretzel they will get to pick a piece of pretzel to eat.
  • Allow the children to paste the letter cards and pick a piece of pretzel.
  • Let the children admire their pretty pretzel with all of the Ps on it.

More Practice
Identify the target letter

  • Invite the children to point to a P they put on the pretzel.
  • Write a P and a distractor letter that the children have already learned on a whiteboard, then invite the children to point to the letter P.
  • Repeat the activity, changing the letter order and distractor letter each time.

Write the target letter

  • Show the children how to write the uppercase letter P and the lowercase letter p.
  • Give each child a small piece of paper and a pencil.
  • Have the children write the letters P and p on the paper (support as needed).
  • Have the children paste their new letters on the pretzel graphic.

Printouts

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Objective
Recognize and name the uppercase letter and the lowercase letter p.

Materials

  • Pretzel graphic
  • Letter cards
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Glue

Activity: Pick P

  • Mix up the letter cards and place the cards around the room.
  • Have your child find the letter cards and help him or her name the letter on each card.
    • If the letter is a P or a p, have your child put the letter by the pretzel graphic.
    • If the letter is not a P or a p, have your child place the letter in a discard pile. 
  • Have your child paste the letter P card on the pretzel, then allow him or her to pick a piece of the pretzel.
  • Have your child write a letter P and p in the empty spaces on the pretzel (support as needed).
  • Write a large letter P on a piece of paper, then work together to break and use the pretzel pieces to trace the letter P. Pretzel-and-Letters

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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