The Letter P

Language Arts

The sound this letter stands for is  - /p/ as in pony.

Theme words - puppy, picnic, please, pumpkin, pony, parade, people

Poetry and Rhymes:
"People" by Lois Lenski (Old & New)
"The Penguin" by Sue Brown (1001)
"I'm a Police Officer" by Judy Hall (1001)

Nursery Rhymes (these are also links)
Pussycat, Pussycat
Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater

Books to read aloud:
The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey
The Teddy Bear's Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy
Barney Says, "Please and Thank You" by Stephen White
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
Curious George at the Parade by Margret and H.A. Rey
Blaze and the Grey Spotted Pony by C.W. Anderson


Composer - Johann Pachelbel (1653 - 1706)  Listen to Canon in D

The Teddy Bear's Picnic
Found a Peanut
Pawpaw Patch
Polly Put the Kettle On (link)


peaches, pickles, pie, pretzels, pineapple, pizza, pancakes, pudding, potato chips

Bible Story/Character Trait       Proverbs/patience/practice saying please


Patterns - make a pattern with colors, shapes, or numbers.  Have your child copy the pattern or finish it.

Color -  periwinkle


Bird- penguin
Flower - poppy
Mammal - panda
Ocean Creatures - plankton

You could also study the planets.

Social Studies

You could learn about the history of the Pilgrims, study the geography of Peru or Portugal.  Or you could learn about the job of a Police Officer.

Art Project

Playdough - make things that begin with the letter Pp out of playdough.
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 Tbsp. oil
1 Tbsp. cream of tartar
2 cups water
Food Coloring
Mix together and cook stirring constantly.  It is done when mixture pulls away from sides of pan.  Turn onto table and knead a few minutes.  If it is still sticky to touch return to pan and cook a little longer.
*This recipe does not leave your hands feeling salty.


Put a puzzle together.

Field Trip

Go on a picnic at the park.  Go to the Planetarium.


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