The Letter A

Language Arts

The sound this letter stands for is the short vowel sound - /a/ as in apple.

Theme words - apple, alligator, astronaut, animal, alphabet, ambulance, acrobat

Sign Language - teach the ASL sign for the Letter A

Poetry and Rhymes:

"Alligator Pie" by Dennis Lee
"Apple Song" by Frances Frost
"Applesauce" by Martha T. Lyon
"Animal Crackers" by Christopher Morley

Poems about apples!

Books to read aloud:

Ten Apples up on Top! by Dr. Seuss
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
Alligator Shoes by Arthur Dorros
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett


Composer - Tomaso Albinoni (1671 - 1751) or Leroy Anderson (1908 - 1975)

Songs - The Ants Go Marching,  Animal Crackers(in my soup)


apples, animal crackers, applesauce, apple juice, avocado, alphabet soup

Bible Story/Character Trait

Adam and Eve/Attentiveness


Addition on an abacus - If you have an abacus this could be fun.  If not you can use animal crackers or some other manipulatives and teach simple addition such as 1 + 1 = 2,  2 + 1 = 3, 3 + 1 = 4, 4 + 1 = 5, 2 + 2 = 4, 2 + 3 = 5. ( If your child is ready you could add up to 10 or more)

Color -  aquamarine


Flower - aster
Mammal - antelope
Ocean Creature - abalone

Social Studies

You could learn about Johnny Appleseed, study the geography of Africa, or learn about the job of an Astronaut.

Art Project

Animal Paper Bag Puppet

Supplies:  paper bag, construction paper, crayons, scissors, glue

Choose your favorite animal to draw on the bag.  Use construction paper to add ears, whiskers, etc.  Color the puppet.  Have a puppet show.


Act out different animals actively.

Field Trip

Visit an aquarium or an apple orchard.


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