It is now time to learn the letter I. This letter is one of the first letters an English speaker learns since it’s not only a letter, but a word in itself which we use to refer to ourselves. “I want to eat”, “I feel happy today”, “I don’t know”, these are just a few examples of the ways we use this word on a daily basis. Children learn this as one of their first words in order to express their needs and feelings. Now, it is time for them to learn the single letter this word is made up of.
First and foremost, make sure you have the letter I visible at all times in your child’s learning space, either on a big board where you shuffle the letters weekly or printed out on a paper and hung on the wall. To make the process of learning more fun and consistent, you can incorporate activities into your child’s weekly lesson plan. Yet, beware not to overwhelm them with activities, one or two activities a day are more than enough to help them learn while keeping the pressure off. Before delving into the activities, you can make use of this Kids Academy Letter I video to introduce your child to this letter.
In this article, we’ll provide you with five activities you can implement to help your child learn the letter I.
Letter I Coloring Sheet: Print out this worksheet from the Kids Academy website for your child to color the letter I in the first exercise. In the second exercise, help your child associate the letter with its sounds by reading the words provided, and then color the images of those words.
Letter I Tracing Page: Another great printout for you child would be this tracing worksheet that aims at teaching your child how to write the letter I. Starting from the red dot, guide your child through the tracing process. One advantage about learning how to trace the letter I is that it’s one of the easiest letters to write.
Pom-Pom I: On a printout of the letter I, have your child glue some different colored pom-poms to decorate it. This fun activity will mainly acquaint your child with the shape of the letter.
Make an Insect: On a piece of paper, write a big letter I or print it out and ask your child to use their imagination to transform the letter I to look like an insect. This activity also aims at reinforcing the shape of the letter in your child’s memory, but it also associates the letter to its sound through hearing it in the word “insect”.
Igloo Building: Draw an igloo on a piece of paper. Get another paper and cut out small square pieces of paper to glue inside of the igloo to look like ice cubes. On the small squares, write capital and lowercase letter I and ask your child to glue the capital letter I on the dome of the igloo and the lowercase ones on the entrance.
Your child will definitely appreciate these fun activities as part of their learning routine.