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KINDERGARTEN TUTORIAL LESSONS (Letter Dd): Fun Activities and Exercises

Updated on January 16, 2016
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I am a certified teacher and have been tutoring young children for more than 30 years. I am sharing my experience in the tutorial business.

D is for Dinosaur and D is for Doll:

D is for dinosaur and D is for doll. This is what we are going to talk about today. If you are creative enough and resourceful; you can think of many ideas to make teaching D fun for the kids. You can use a lot of teaching aids here since there are lots of interesting objects that begin with letter D.

Of course, there’s always the review lesson for the little kids which will keep them busy for the first few minutes. After singing the alphabet and asking the kids to point to the letter you say, give them more activities to do to avoid boredom among the kids.

Let’s start the ball rolling by introducing letter Dd.

The sound of D is done with the tip of the tongue at the upper palate. Say; duh duh duh and tell the kids to follow you.

Get your box of things and objects that begin with Dd.

Show them to the kids and say; “D is for _____.”

Use pictures for the animals such as dog, donkey, deer, duck and dinosaur.

D words:

  • dinosaur
  • dagger
  • dance
  • dam
  • den
  • deck
  • desk
  • dip
  • dipper
  • dill
  • dog
  • doll
  • doughnut
  • dog house
  • duck
  • duckling
  • dust
  • dustpan

Story Time:

Story time is a fun activity that kids love to do. Gather the kids. You can let them sit on the rug with you then you can tell them a story.

Here’s a story that I have created.

Dack-Dack the Duckling

When you are done with the story, it is important to ask questions to test if the kids have understood the story.

Here are some questions that you can include:

  1. Who is Dack-Dack?
  2. What does Dack-Dack love to do?
  3. What are the flowers in the story?
  4. Do you love flowers too?
  5. What colors are daisies?

Art Time:

:You can enhance the story telling with some art projects. Think of an idea that has something to do with the story and the letter D. The best probably could be a project about ducks.

Draw parts of the duck in cardboard paper then cut them separately. Let the kids assemble the parts by pasting then together in a bond paper. After pasting the different parts, let them color the duck yellow. Trim the bond paper so that only the duck will be left. Tell the kids to tack their work on the bulletin board so that they can have a look at their work. You can display their work for a week then let the kids bring home their work at the end of the week.

The finished duck
The finished duck

The Syllables

It’s syllable time. So get the flash cards and let the kids read the syllables.

  • ma me mi mo mu
  • fa fe fi fo fu
  • ga ge gi go gu
  • sa se si so su
  • ta the ti to tu

Introduce the d syllables, da de di do du. Let the kids read in group then flash the syllable to each child and let every child read the syllables. When everybody is done reading the syllables let the kids read da de di do du again before proceeding to the next activity.

Copying the Syllables:

It is always good to let the kids copy the syllables. This activity will enhance the writing and reading skills of the kids. Guide the kids to follow the correct stroke when writing the letters. Of course not all the kids are good in writing. There are still kids who have a hard time copying the syllables so you have to give them time to write.

Matching Type:

Different activities will make learning more meaningful and not boring. When you give the kids different types of activities, you are not only teaching them about the syllables but they are developing other learning skills.

Matching is easier for the kids. But make sure you guide them and let them read the syllables. Most kids are not reading the last syllable to match because they already know that the last ones that are not matched will always be the pair to match.


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