Are you looking for letter Tt activities to use with your preschooler or kindergartner? Maybe you’re a classroom teacher browsing for more ideas.
Research tells us that a direct, explicit approach to teaching the alphabet is more effective than indirect teaching. Enjoy the crafts, art ideas, and book list, but know that using a scripted routine like the one below is the most efficient way to teach letters and sounds. Make it your own!
How to introduce letter Tt
- Say words that begin with Tt: Say each word after me. (Emphasize the /t/ at the beginning of each word as you say it.) Tan. Top. Toast. Turtle. Television. Tiger. What sound do you hear at the beginning of each word? The sound is /t/.
- Talk about what your mouth is doing as you say the sound: Look at what my mouth is doing as I say /t/. Now you try. Where is your tongue? Put your hand on your throat as you say /t/. Is it a quiet or noisy sound? (quiet)
- Introduce the letter on a flash card: (Hold up the letter T card in uppercase or lowercase.) This is the letter T. When we see this card, we say “T spells /t/.” Your turn. (Students: “T spells /t/.”)
How to practice writing uppercase letter T
- Sky-write the letter: To make the letter T, we start at the top. Then we pull down and go across the top. Watch me put my hand in the air and write a T in the sky. I start at the top, pull down, and go across the top. Now you try. Put your finger up in the air. Start at the top, pull down, and go across the top.
- Have students finger-write the letter: Make a T by moving your finger on the table. Start at the top, pull down, and go across the top. (Other options: sand or salt tray, shaving cream, etc.) Now do the same thing while saying “T spells /t/.” Remember to underline the T when you say /t/. (Practice multiple times.)
How to practice writing lowercase letter t
- Sky-write the letter: To make the letter t, we start at the top, pull down, and go across. Watch me put my hand in the air and write a t in the sky. I start at the top, pull down, and go across. Now you try. Put your finger up in the air. Start at the top, pull down, and go across.
- Have students finger-write the letter: Make a t by moving your finger on the table. Start at the top, pull down, and go across. (Other options: sand or salt tray, shaving cream, etc.) Now do the same thing while saying “t spells /t/.” Remember to underline the t when you say /t/. (Practice multiple times.)
Other letter Tt activities
Transportation Worksheets (20 pages of literacy and math)
Tulip Count & Clip Cards (#1-20)
Transportation Count & Clip Cards (#1-20)
Truck Pattern Card Pack (pattern cards, pattern strips, worksheets)
T is for Truck (dot sticker page)
Fill the Dump Truck (counting mat #1-20
Transportation Memory Game
Little Letter T Book (rhymes & songs)
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Do you have just a letter T printable? With nothing else on the page?
Yes, in this post: https://www.themeasuredmom.com/printable-block-letters-150-ways-fill/
Another idea for T – play ‘T’wister. Make a Twister board out of a white vinyl tablecloth, decorate with circles – letters of the alphabet written inside them. Right foot on the T, left hand on the A, right hand on the C, etc . . .
Thank you for that idea, Chaya!
These activities are great, very creative and useful in class. The kids love them. I cant, however, find the link for the download for letters P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z.
Do you see where it says Find the rest of the alphabet “Here”? Click there to find the rest of the alphabet.
am getting the page when I click here…but when I open letter P or even this page … there is no link to download..
I’m not really sure what you mean. Can you give me the URL of the page where you’re having trouble?
at the end am not getting the link to download the package
These are not packages. They are links to posts which give you a variety of activities that you can try yourself. So if you click on “crafts” for example, you’ll find a list of crafts to try. If you click on one of the links to free printables, you scroll to the bottom of that post to get the download.
What she means is A – O have a printable download for the last link but P – Z are missing there’s P, Q, and a couple of others actually have the O one for there’s
Sorry! But here’s a link to all of them: https://thisreadingmama.com/free-abc-printable-packs/
Great, wonderful site. Thank You.