Yummy Y Yogurt

Objective

Recognize and name 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
  • Yummy Y Yogurt song
  • Letter cards
  • Yellow crayons or markers
  • Music for "Frere Jacques" (optional)
  • Yellow yogurt, spoons, and bowls (optional)

Overview
The children will pretend to make yummy yogurt as they recognize and name the uppercase letter Y and lowercase letter y.
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Literacy Activities
Yummy Y Yogurt

  • Write the uppercase letter Y and the lowercase letter y on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children say the letter name as they write the Y and y in the air with their fingers.
  • 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 Jacques."
  • Give the children a letter card 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.

More Practice
Identify the target letter in a text

  • Read the target text Yummy Y Yogurt to the children.
  • Ask the children to circle the uppercase letter Y and lowercase letter 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 or 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 Jacques"

Printouts

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Objective
Recognize and name the uppercase letter Y and lowercase letter y.

Materials

  • Yummy Y Yogurt song sung to the tune of "Frere Jacques"
  • Yummy Y Yogurt sign
  • Small pieces of paper
  • Yellow crayon or marker

Activity: Yummy Y Yogurt

  • Review the Yummy Y Yogurt song with your child.
  • Have your child circle the uppercase letter Y and lowercase letter 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 or 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.

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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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