The Letter N

Language Arts

The sound this letter stands for is  - /n/ as in nose.

Theme words - nest, nurse, night, neighborhood, nickel, necklace, newspaper, noise, nap

Poetry and Rhymes
"Building Nests" by Dorothy Samorajski (1001)
"It is Nighttime" by Gayle Bittinger (1001)
"The Night Will Never Stay" by Eleanor Farjeon (Old & New)
"The Land of Nod" by R. L. Stevenson (Garden of Verses)

Books to read aloud:
The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman
What Newt Could Do for Turtle by Johnathan London
The Napping House by Audrey and Don Wood
Too Much Noise by Ann McGovern
Noah's Ark by Linda Hayward


Composer - Not a composer, but a great piece of music by Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker Suite

Who are the People in Your Neighborhood
All Through the Night
Let's Make Some Noise  (Raffi)


nectarines, noodles, nachos

Bible Story/Character Trait



Nickels - show your child a nickel, talk about how much it is worth, count to nine with nickels
Numbers - review all the numbers your child knows, see how high they can count

Color -  midnight blue


Bird- nightingale
Flower - narcissus
Mammal - numbat (banded anteater)
Ocean Creature - narwhal

Social Studies

You could learn about the geography of Norway or Nigeria,  learn about the job of a nurse, or learn the origin of your name.  A person from history - Florence Nightingale

Art Project

Make a necklace.  String cheerios or other cereal onto a piece of shoestring licorice.  Tie the ends together.  Enjoy.

Activities/Field Trips

Explore your neighborhood, take a nature walk, or go to your local newspaper office and see how they print it.


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