Once you have reached "D" week, you will have a nice collection of picture flashcards. These are perfect for playing a lot of great phonics games. Have the kids practice sorting them according to their beginning sounds, or matching them to the correct letter. Another fun way to incorporate all of the vocabulary is this picture story I have included with the free downloads. The kids will be so excited that they can help you read the story!
Add new verses to the Wheels on the Bus
-The doors on the bus go open and close
-The driver on the bus says please sit down
Jolly Phonics - D
See me play, on my drum
Playing drums is lots of fun
/d/ /d/ /d/ /d/ /d/ /d/ /d/
/d/ /d/ /d/ /d/ /d/
See me play upon my drum
(To the tune of "This Old Man")
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb is such a good one for D and goes hand in hand with our unit on body parts. Unfortunately I couldn't find a copy where I am, so I've been using this YouTube version. I turn the sound off and read it myself with the kids.
Go, Dog, Go tends to bore my kids by the end of the book, because there is no real story line. But its great for vocabulary words and prepositions, so I use a few pages at a time in my small group teaching times.
The D Coloring page will help reinforce the D vocabulary words. And there is a coloring page to go along with Harry the Dirty Dog from AZcoloring.com.
A fun and cheap activity that you can do with the kids is making their own drums. You can do this with materials as simple as a can and balloons. Check out this great tutorial from KidsActivitiesBlog. Of course, the bottom of a can will work just as well for a drum, if you don't have the supplies or time to make them! Let the kids bang on their homemade drums while you read Hands, Hands, Fingers, Thumb. They will have so much fun!
You are free to download my letter D coloring page and flashcards to use for personal and educational purposes. Please do not sell them or offer them as your own. Do give proper credit.
The flashcards are formatted for A4 and can be printed back to back, cut and laminated. There is a color and a black and white version in case you want to save on printing costs and do the coloring yourself.
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