The Letter Y

Language Arts

The sound this letter stands for is  - /y/ as in yellow.

Theme words - yo-yo, yarn, yak, you, yellow, yodel, yoga, yes, young, yawn, year, yard, yacht

Poetry and Rhymes:

You Shall
Yesterday upon the stair

In the book 1001 Rhymes & Fingerplays:

"Young Yolanda" by Susan M. Paprocki
"Yes, I Know" by Jean Warren

Books to read aloud:

Yard Sale by Mitra Modarressi
Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
See the Yak Yak by Charles Ghingna
The Yak Who Yelled Yuck by Carol Pugliano-Martin
This Next New Year by Janet S. Wong
The Big Yawn by Keith Faulkner
Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and The Yellow Sled by Maj Lindman


Composer - Yanni  or listen to music by classical artist Yo-Yo Ma

You could also learn how to yodel.  Take the internet yodel course!


Yankee Doodle
Yellow Submarine
Young at Heart


Have yogurt, yams, or bake something with yeast.

Bible Story/Character Trait

Young David - read the story of David and Goliath and talk about how even such a "young" boy had great faith.


Yesterday - learn about the meaning of yesterday.
Year - discuss the length of a year.
Yard - measure objects with a yardstick.

Color: Yellow - discover how many different shades of yellow there are.


Bird -  Yellow Warbler
Flower - Yarrow
Mammal - Yak

Social Studies

Color a map of Yemen and find on the globe.

Art Project

Yarn Art - yellow construction paper, scissors, glue, crayons, yarn.

First, prepare by cutting various colored pieces of yarn into different lengths.
Next, draw/color a shape, form or picture onto a piece of yellow construction paper.
Finally, glue the yarn onto the shape, form, or picture... such as a yo-yo or yak.


Play with a yo-yo!
Try some yoga exercises!

Field Trip

Visit a yarn shop.


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