Are you looking for letter Vv 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 Vv
- Say words that begin with Vv: Say each word after me. (Emphasize the /v/ at the beginning of each word as you say it.) Vase. Van. Violin. Vole. What sound do you hear at the beginning of each word? The sound is /v/.
- Talk about what your mouth is doing as you say the sound: Look at what my mouth is doing as I say /v/. Now you try. What are teeth and lips doing when you say /v/? Put your hand on your throat as you say /v/. Is it a quiet or noisy sound? (noisy)
- Introduce the letter on a flash card: (Hold up the letter V card in uppercase or lowercase.) This is the letter V. When we see this card, we say “V spells /v/.” Your turn. (Students: “V spells /v/.”)
How to practice writing uppercase letter V
- Sky-write the letter: To make the letter V, we start at the top. Then we slant down and up. Watch me put my hand in the air and write a V in the sky. I start at the top. I slant down and up. Now you try. Start at the top. Slant down and up.
- Have students finger-write the letter: Make a V by moving your finger on the table. Start at the top. Slant down and up. (Other options: sand or salt tray, shaving cream, etc.) Now do the same thing while saying “V spells /v/.” Remember to underline the V when you say /v/. (Practice multiple times.)
How to practice writing lowercase letter v
- Sky-write the letter: To make the letter v, we start in the middle. Then we slant down and up. Watch me put my hand in the air and write a v in the sky. I slant down and up. Now you try. Put your finger in the air. Start in the middle. Slant down and up.
- Have students finger-write the letter: Make a v by moving your finger on the table. Start in the middle. Slant down and up. (Other options: sand or salt tray, shaving cream, etc.) Now do the same thing while saying “v spells /v/.” Remember to underline the v when you say /v/. (Practice multiple times.)
Other letter Vv activities
Transportation (Vehicles!) Worksheets (20 pages of literacy and math)
Transportation Memory Game
Transportation Count & Clip Cards
Very Big & Very Small (printable action cards)
V is for Volcano (dot sticker page)
Little Letter V Book (rhymes & songs)
More alphabet resources
- Alphabet picture cards from A-Z
- Beginning sound clip cards
- Beginning sound coloring pages
- Beginning sound match mats
- Letter hunt & find worksheets
Find the rest of the alphabet HERE.
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