Yippee for Y

Objective

Name and identify the uppercase letter Y and lowercase letter y.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • yell
  • yippee
  • yellow

Materials:

  • Large Y (see below) taped to the wall
  • Beanbag or soft toy
  • Y prize graphics (see below)
  • Yellow crayon/marker
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Handwriting practice page (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will play a game as they practice identifying and writing the uppercase letter Y and the lowercase letter y.

Practice the skill within an activity

Yell, “Yippee for Y!”

  • Tape the large Y (see below) to the wall at the children’s eye level.
  • Have the children stand away from the wall and let them try to hit the large Y on the wall by throwing a beanbag (or a soft toy).
  • Tell the children to yell, “Yippee for Y!” when they hit the Y with the beanbag.
  • Give the children the Y prize graphic (see below) for playing the Y game.
  • Ask the children to name the letter on the prize.
  • Let the children color their prize yellow then point out the letter y in the word yellow on the crayon/marker.

Apply the skill

Identify the target letter

  • Scatter the letter cards (see below) around the room then let the children gather the letter cards.
  • Help the children decide whether or not each letter is a Y (or lowercase y).
  • If the letter is a Y, have the children put it near the large Y.
  • If the letter is not a Y, discard it.

Write the target letter

  • Give the children the handwriting practice page (see below).
  • Let the children trace the letters then have them write the letter Y (and lowercase y) on their own using the lines as a guide.

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Objective
Name and identify the uppercase letter Y and lowercase letter y.

Materials 

  • Y prize graphic (see below)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Beanbag/soft toy
  • Yellow crayon/marker

Activity: Yippee for Yellow

  • Help your child write a large letter Y on a sheet of paper then attach the paper to a wall.
  • Let your child try to hit the Y paper by throwing a beanbag (or a soft toy) at the Y paper on the wall.
  • Tell your child to yell, "Yippee for Y!" when he/she hits the Y with the beanbag.
  • Give your child the prize graphic for playing the game and ask him/her to name the letter on the prize.
  • Let your child color the prize yellow then point out the letter y in the word yellow on the crayon/marker.
  • Mix up the letter cards (see below) then let your children choose a card one at a time.
  • Help your child decide whether or not each letter is a Y (or lowercase y). If the letter is a Y, have your child put it near the large Y. If the letter is not a Y, discard it.
  • Attach the Y letter cards to the wall by the large letter Y then allow your child to repeat the beanbag toss game.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.

Y-Prize

Standards

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

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