Teaching letters and sounds in preschool and kindergarten encompasses a huge part of the curriculum. And I know teachers are always looking for interesting, engaging ways to give students valuable practice. You know that old phrase, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat?” Well, I made the Free Printable Letter U Worksheets: Tracing, Letter Recognition, Alphabet Sounds as one of many ways to accomplish the goal of learning letters and sounds. You are going to love the worksheets for the Letter U! Easy prep, easily differentiated, and highly adaptable to any classroom goals- and no cats will be harmed.
Learning the Letters of the Alphabet:
PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES IN PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN
LEARNING THE ALPHABET IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A SONG! CHILDREN NEED PRACTICE WRITING, NAMING, AND IDENTIFYING LOWERCASE AND UPPERCASE LETTERS.
Preschool letter worksheets give your students valuable practice with any or all of the above mentioned tasks. The Letter U worksheets for preschoolers and kindergarteners are designed to be mixed and matched to meet the learning goals of your students.
The Letter U preschool worksheets include multiple opportunities for students to practice multiple skills.
The packet includes letter recognition worksheets, letter formation worksheets, letter sounds worksheets, and practice discerning uppercase and lowercase letters.
What I love most about the alphabet worksheets is that they are in no way limited to seatwork. Every page can easily be adapted to a hands-on center or learning game.
Here is what you’ll find in the free Letter U worksheet packet:
- Letter Tracing: THREE different versions, depending on abilities/motor skill development
- Cut and Sort: Uppercase vs. Lowercase and First Sound Pictures
- Read and Color: Sight Words/First Sound/CVC and CVCC Words
- Find the Letter Worksheets: I Spy and Grid formats
- Roll and Write: A fun dice game to practice writing Letter U
- Rainbow Writing: A colorful way to complete a tracing letter worksheet
- First Sound: Pictures and words to help children hear the /u/ sound at the beginning of words
- Do-a-dot Marker: Large letter shapes to help young learners explore Letter U
What Can Kids Learn From Printable Worksheets
LETTER WORKSHEETS FOR PRESCHOOLERS AND KINDERGARTENERS
KINDERGARTEN LETTER WORKSHEETS PROVIDE HANDS-ON PRACTICE WITH IMPORTANT SKILLS: LETTER NAMES/SOUNDS/FORMATIONS.
Turn any of the worksheets into thought-provoking activities by posing questions like:
- What are the letters in your name?
- How many sounds do you have in your name?
- What other words start with the /u/ sound?
- Does letter U have curvy lines, straight lines, or both?
- Does lower case letter u look like capital U?
- Is u a vowel?
Why Is It Important For Kids To Have Extra Practice with Letters?
Letter tracing worksheets are a great way to build automaticity and ease with handwriting, making reading and writing less laborious overall. There are tons of other benefits children will reap as they gain fluency with each letter of the week.
How to Make the Free Printable Letter U Worksheets
Just print them. If you would like any of the pages to be reuseable, laminate them or use pouches. Then, place them at the literacy center, teach the students a game, or use them in small groups.
There are so many ways to use the free beginning sounds worksheets! Use the free letter tracing worksheets for students who need more practice with letter formation, or use the I Spy page for kids to practice letter names or sounds.
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Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
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First Sound Cards
If you download my whole set of preschool worksheet letter U alphabet printables, you can use the Find and Color pages for each letter at the literacy center to help build first sound fluency.
Laminate the preschool letter tracing worksheets for free and use dry erase markers for easy, repeated practice on letter formation and fine motor skills.
The do-a-dot Letter U page lends itself to a nice playdough mat. Protect the page with laminating film or pockets, and allow students to roll, squish and sculpt playdough letters.
Hide letters in the sensory bin and ask students to search for uppercase and lowercase U. Use one of the activity pages to place the Us on when found..
Make a U Book
Students that are ready for sight word reading can staple the Read and Color pages together to make a Letter U book for practice.
Play a Game
Many of the pages in the Letter U packet can easily be converted into simple games where students get practice rolling dice, taking turns, and placing or moving objects onto a “gameboard.”