Here are the lyrics to our favorite letter i rhymes!
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again
I is for Iguana
Iguana starts with letter I,
Iguana starts with Letter I,
/i/ /i/ /i/ /i/
(To the tune of London Bridge. I like this much better than the Jolly Phonics i song. I adapted it from here, but changed it to Iguana. When you say the /i/ sound, shreek and scrunch your shoulders and nose! )
When I read books to my kids, I try to replace as many words as I can with ones that they have already learned, or will be learning in the coming weeks. In "The Big Itch", you will find both of the words itch and scratch, but just stick with itch. You also may want to refer to George as Monkey, or begin the book by explaining that the monkey's name is George.
You can also explore these great letter i videos.
What is an Igloo? - I love this one especially because none of my kids actually know what an Igloo is (we live in the tropics!) Also, it is made by a small boy, so they can relate well.
Itsy Bitsy Spider and the Letter i
The letter i coloring sheet will help you reinforce the letter i vocabulary words with your students. Interact with them while they are coloring, and repeat the words often. The Igloo coloring sheet will help them recognize the capital and lowercase characters for the letter i.
Download the preschool letter i worksheets and letter i vocabulary flashcards to use for personal and educational purposes. Do not sell them or offer them as your own. Please give proper credit wherever you use them.
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.
Luke and I are married and have four little munchkins that travel the world with us. I blog about living overseas, travel, kids, education and graphic design.
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