Thursday, April 14, 2016

Preschool Alphabet Lesson Plan: The Letter "U"

We recently studied the letter "U" in our preschool lesson and if I do say so myself, we did a mighty fine job of it.

Here are some of the things we did that worked really well:

  • Talked about the letter "U" and made this craft with lots of "U" words: the big U is an underground tunnel, an up arrow, umbrella (the little "u" is the handle of the umbrella), unicorn, Uranus. While we worked on the craft, we listened to ukelele music.

  • Read What a Treasure by Jane and Will Hillenbrand about a mole who digs underground and finds some seemingly ordinary objects that are treasures to the animals around him. As the mole found the underground objects (like a twig and shell and acorn), the kids drew them on their papers.

  • We then pretended that we were at a University and each child picked a profession to pursue. One child wanted to be a doctor. Another chose to be a dancer. Each child had a notebook they used to draw pictures of or glue in odds and ends associated with the mini classes we did. For geography, we learned about the United States of America. For Astronomy, we talked about the planet Uranus. For Music, we taught each other our favorite dance moves and danced to "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid. (See how I tied in all the "U" words. Good times.)

In the end, we had a graduation ceremony and each student received a diploma. They got to dress up in the uniforms (yes, another "U" word) associated with their professions and they played the rest of the time. I sure love my little doctors and dancers.

Bonus: Here is a fun letter 'U' video the kids enjoyed:


  1. Your Preschool Alphabet Lesson Plans are really very creative. I usually use your lesson plans for teaching my Phoenix pre-k students. They have a great time doing all fun activities and learn new things easily.

    1. I am so glad these lesson plans have been useful in your class. Thanks for the comment.