Yummy Y Yogurt

Objective

Name and identify the uppercase letter Y and lowercase letter y. Point to words in a text to demonstrate print awareness.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • yummy
  • yum
  • yogurt
  • yellow

Materials:

  • Yummy Y Yogurt sign (see below) attached to a large empty container
  • Yummy Y Yogurt song (see target text below) sung to the tune of Frere Jaques
  • Music for Frere Jaques (optional)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Yellow yogurt, spoons, and bowls (optional)
  • Yellow crayons or markers

State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will pretend to make yummy yogurt as they practice identifying and writing the uppercase letter Y and lowercase letter y.
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Practice the skill within an activity
Yummy Y Yogurt

  • Have the children sit in a circle with a container labeled Yummy Y Yogurt in the center.
  • Have the children circle the letter Y in each word of the Yummy Y Yogurt sign on the container.
  • Teach the children the Yummy Y Yogurt song to the tune of Frere Jaques.
  • Give the children a letter card (see below) and have them name the letter.
  • Allow the children to place the letter cards in the container while they sing the Yummy Y Yogurt song.
  • Give each child a small bowl of real yellow yogurt to eat (optional) or let the children pretend to eat the yummy Y yogurt they created.

Apply the skill
Identify the target letter in a text

  • Read the target text Yummy Y Yogurt to the children.
  • Ask the children to circle the letter Y (and lowercase y) every time it occurs in the text.
  • Read the text slowly, following along with your finger, and have the children write the letter Y in the air each time they see the letter in the text.

Write the target letter

  • Help the children write the uppercase letter Y and lowercase letter y on a piece of paper.
  • Let the children color their papers yellow.
  • Point out the letter y in the word yellow on the crayon/marker.
  • Allow the children to put their Y papers in the Yummy Y Yogurt.

SEEL Target Texts

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Yummy Y Yogurt

Yummy yogurt!
Yummy yogurt!
Yum, yum, yum!
Yum, yum, yum!
Y makes it yummy!
Y makes it yummy!
Yum, yum, yum!
Yum, yum, yum!
Sung to the tune of Frere Jaques (see https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/childrens/frere/index.htm)

Printouts

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

Materials

  • Yummy Y Yogurt song (see below) sung to the tune of Frere Jaques
  • Yummy Y Yogurt sign (see below) attached to a container
  • Small pieces of paper
  • Yellow crayon/marker

Activity: Yummy Y Yogurt

  • Review the Yummy Y Yogurt song with your child.
  • Have your child circle the letter Y (and lowercase y) every time it occurs in the text for the song.
  • Point to the Y on the Yummy Y Yogurt sign and ask your child to name the letter.
  • Help your child write the uppercase letter Y and lowercase letter y on small pieces of paper.
  • Let your child color their papers yellow and point out the letter y in the word yellow on the crayon/marker.
  • Have your child place the Y papers in the container while singing the Yummy Y Yogurt song.
  • Let your child pretend to eat the Yummy Y Yogurt.
  • With your child, use household items to create the letter Y (e.g., three sticks formed into a Y shape, three pieces of yarn, three tootsie rolls, three rolled up shirts). 
  • The activity can be repeated several times.

Yogurt

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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