Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Letter "K" Preschool Lesson Plans




Words that begin with the letter "K"
kabob
kaiser roll
Kalahari Desert
kaleidoscope
kangaroo
kangaroo mouse
Kansas
karaoke
katydid
kayak
kazoo
keep
keeper (zoo)
keepsake
Kellogg
Kelvin Scale
Clark Kent
Kentucky Bluegrass
kerchief
ketchup
kettle
kelltedrum
key
key lime
khaki
kick
kid
kidney beans
kimono
kin
kind
kinesthetics
kinetic energy
king
kingdom
king cobra
king crab
king penguin
king snake
kiss
kit
kitchen
kite
kitten
kiwi
kleenex
knack
knapsack
knead
knee
knickerbocker
knife
knight
knit
knob
knoock
knotty pine
know
knowledge
knuckle
koala
Kodiac Bear
koi
komodo dragon
kookaburra
kooky
Korea
kraut
kudos
Kung Fu
kumquat
Songs from Kididdles.com
K-K-K-Katy 
Kangaroo Joe 
Katy Did... She Didn't! 
Katydid 
Keemo Kyemo 
Keemo Kymo 
Keep Your Light Shining 
King of France, The 
King of the Cannibal Islands 
Kite, The 
Knees Up Mother Brown 
Kolyada, Kolyada 
Kookaburra 
Kumbaya 
Be Kind to Your Web Footed Friends 
Being a Kid 
Bring Your Kites! 
Cannibal King 
Counting Kitties 
Doctor Knickerbocker 
Good King Wenceslas 
Here, Kitty, Kitty 
I Had a Little Kitten 
I Know Where I'm Going 
If You're Happy and You Know It (Version 2) 
If You're Happy and You Know It (Version 1) 
In the Kitchen 
Mommy's Kisses 
Mrs. Kitty 
My Mama's Kiss 
Old King Cole 
Polly, Put the Kettle On 
Poor King George 
See the Little Kitten 
Sunbeam's Kiss, A
This Old Man (Knick-knack Paddywhack)
Three Little Kittens 
Three Little Kittens' Hallowe'en, The 
We Three Kings 
Who's the King of the Jungle? 
Young King Cole 

Kite ArtSupply the children with paper, glue and ribbon. Have the children cut and glue pieces of paper together and add ribbon to make a kite. This kite can be a very open ended art project, by not requiring the kite to be a specific shape, the children are free to make the kite however they wish. Have the children add a ribbon tail and hang the kites from the ceiling.

Kool Aid ArtSprinkle a little dry Kool aid mix onto a piece of paper. Have your child spray water from a spray bottle onto the paper. Use different colored Kool-aid mix. For added adventure, you may choose to take your children out into the rain with a piece of paper that has Kool-aid on it. 

Kitten Toy Ball ArtFirst you need a large plastic container with a lid. (I used a shallow peanut butter container.) Next cut out paper that will fit in the lid of the container. Place a few drops of paint into the container with a kitten toy ball, then place a very small amount of paint on the lid and pre-cut paper on the paint. (I use the paint to make the paper stick to the lid.) Place the lid on the container, flip and have the children shake. When finished, remove paper and allow to dry, and place a clean piece of paper in the lid for the next child.

Paw Pals Lattice Ball

Kitten CharmersCreate kitten charmers by attaching ribbon or string to a pencil, dowel or popsicle stick. Have the children dance with the charmers when they are finished.

Kitten Headbands
Measure your child's head, and cut a piece of construction paper long enough to create a headband. Glue the paper together so the headband fits snugly on your child's head but is loose enough to take off easily. Cut from brown paper two ears. Then, either staple or glue the ears to the headband.
Three Little Kittens' Mittens
Cut out three pair of mittens from different colored felt. Have the child pick out one mitten, and then find it's match.

Kitten Says:
Played like simon says.

Kitten May I?
The old game, mother may I take three little steps forward?

Cat: Duck, Duck, GOOSE!Substitute kitten, kitten, cat for duck, duck, goose.

Love Song
by chicky
Love my kitty,
Yes I do,
Love my kitty,
Yes I do,
Love my kitty,
Yes I do,
Love my kitty,
And she loves you!


Kitty CookiesUse a cat shaped cookie cutter to make sugar cookies. After baked and cool, have the children decorate the cookies with colored frosting.
Black Cat Cookie Cutter - 3"

Popcorn Kernel PaintingFirst you need a large plastic container with a lid. (I used a shallow peanut butter container.) Next cut out paper that will fit in the lid of the container. Place a few drops of paint into the container with a few kernels of corn (be sure to observe carefully as kernels of corn are a choking hazard) then place a very small amount of paint on the lid and pre-cut paper on the paint. (I use the paint to make the paper stick to the lid.) Place the lid on the container, flip and have the children shake. When finished, remove paper and allow to dry, and place a clean piece of paper in the lid for the next child.

Kangaroo Race Have the children hold their arms to their chest and jump in a zigzag pattern to finish line.

How Many Kernels? Place some popcorn kernels into a clear plastic container. Have the children guess how many kernels are in the container. Record each child guess. Then count them together.

Sand and Water Table
Place plain popcorn kernels in the sand and water table or in a dishpan. Supply the children with measuring cups and other items to play with.

King Crab WalkHave your children to sit on the floor and lean back on their hands. Have them keep their feet flat on the floor. Then have them lift their bottoms off the floor and try moving sideways as crabs do.

King Crab Walk Race
Have the children race like crabs.

Paper Plate King Snakes
Draw a spiral on a paper plate that goes from the outside to the inside of the plate. Have the child cut along the line. Deocrate the snake with green paint, crayons, stickers or whatever you desire. Hang the snakes by the middle of the plate (their tail) about the room to give a jungle feel.

King Snake Tracks This one is a lot of fun, and has great results. Set out a piece of yarn for each color of paint you intend to use. Have the child dip the yarn in one color of paint, and run it across the paper. Use a new piece of string for a different color.

Kookaburra
Featured on Barney's Favorites, Vol. 1
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!
Gay your life must be
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Eating all the gum drops he can see
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
Leave some there for me
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Counting all the monkeys he can see
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
That's not a monkey that's me

Stamping PatternsUse K shaped rubber stamps to create a simple patterm on the top half of a piece of paper. Ask your child to help you recreate the patterm on the bottom half of the paper. Tip: Start with one stamp, and have your child pick which stamp you used. Start slowly and work your way up to more complicated patterns.

Lacing Cards
Cut colored poster board into an k shape and punch holes around the edges. Then let your child lace yarn or a shoestring into the cards.

Cookie Cutter Painting
Put a small amount of tempera paint in a large shallow container. (A pie tin works well.) Show your child how to dip the cookie cutter in the paint and press onto a piece of paper to create a print. You can make pictures by using cookie cutters that are I shapes or of items that begin with the letter "K" and colored paper.

Torn Paper K
Supply the children with a full sheet of white paper and half sheet of another color paper. Ask them to make an "K" by tearing pieces of the paper and gluing them onto the white paper. For a more basic project, trace the letter I onto the paper, and have the child fill the "K" with the paper.

K Rubbings
Cut K shapes from paper doilies or sandpaper. Tape these shapes to the table. Have the children place a piece of thin white paper over the shapes and rub a crayon over the shape.

The Letter "K" CollageHave the children cut out the letter "K" from magazines and glue them onto a piece of paper that is in the shape of a "K".

Another "K" Collage
Have the children cut out items that begin with the letter "K" from magazines and glue them onto a piece of paper that is in the shape of a "K".

"K" Placemats
Do any of the above collages on a rectangular piece of paper, then laminate the paper and use it for a placemat.


Stamping PatternsUse rubber stamps to create a simple patterm on the top half of a piece of paper. (Use can use the letter "K" in different fonts, or other shapes that begin with "K") Ask your child to help you recreate the patterm on the bottom half of the paper. Tip: Start with one stamp, and have your child pick which stamp you used. Start slowly and work your way up to more complicated patterns.

Picture Matching
Find "K" or words that begin with "K" stickers. Place 2 identical stickers on the left and right sides of an index card. Cut the index in half, cut in a jig-jag form. Use a highlighter to highlight the edges. Do this with many different stickers. Have the child match the stickers, and line up the two halves of the index card.

Memory
Find stickers that represent words that begin with the letter "K" or print pictures off the internet. Place 2 identical stickers or pictures on the left and right sides of an index card. Cut the index in half, cut the index card in half. You can use these cards to play memory.

"K" Sizing
Draw different sized "K"s and laminate them. Have the children arrange the "K"s according to size.



"K" Sort
Draw different items that begin with the letter "K" and have the children sort the items. Or you can cut out pictures from a magazine or get them off the internet and glue each onto a separate piece of paper. Have the children sort the pictures.

K Red RoverApply kitten, kangaroo, koala and/or other K theme stickers onto 3x5 index cards. Affix yarn to the cards to create necklaces. Each child gets one card to wear. The game: "red rover red rover, send your kitten on over" and the kittens runs to the other side.

Kernal Balancing
Supply the children with popcorn kernals and a balance. Show the children how to make the balance even. Count the kernals on each side.

Musical ChairsArrange the chairs in a circle. If you have younger children, it is best to have too many chairs. Tape a picture of something that begins with the letter "K" to each chair. This can be a game where everyone wins. Have the children jump like a kangaroo around the chairs until the music stops. Then everyone finds a chair. Ask "Who has the kite?" "Who sat on the kitten?" etc.
The same game can be played without chairs. Place the pictures evenly about the floor and when the music stops the children find a picture to stand on.

Ramp it!!!
Provide the children with an inclined plane. (Can be made with a propped up board.) Have each child find an item in the class that begins with the letter "K", or have some items set out for them. Ask the children if the item will roll down or slide down the ramp, or if it will not move. Then try it with each item. Have each child guess what the item that they picked out will do.



Kernal SortTo Prepare: You will need popcorn kernals and a clean egg carton. Write the numbers 1 to 6 on a piece of paper then place in the bottom of the top row of spaces.
To Play: The children place 1 kernal in the space below the 1 and 2 kernals in the space below the 2 and so on.

Keys Sort
Ask the parents to donate any extra keys they may have around the house. Supply the children with the keys and ask them to sort the keys however they would like. When they have finished, asked them how they sorted the keys.

Key Art
Tape these several keys to the table. Have the children place a piece of thin white paper over the keys and rub a crayon over the shape.

Food ideas
shish kabob with kaiser rolls
Kellogg's cereal for breakfast or a snack
Key Lime Pie or Pudding
kidney beans
kiwi or kiwi juice
saur kraut
kumquat

Kaleidoscope
supply the children with a variety of kaleidoscopes to try out.

Karaoke
have the children sing along with a karaoke cd for kids.

Kayak fun
Have the children pretend they are in a Kayak and going down the river. They can sit in a box with a life vest and a pretend to use a paddle.

Kelloggs Cereal
Have the children try to identify different kinds of cereal by taste or sight. You could also compare Kelloggs to a generic and ask the kids if they can tell the difference.

Kelloggs Favorite
Graph It!! - (directions on how to make a reusable graph here)
Have the children graph their favorite Kellogg's cereal.

Kellogg's Fruit Loops Sort
Have the children sort the Fruit Loops according to color.

Kellogg's Fruit Loops Necklace
Have the children string the Fruit Loops on a piece of yarn to create a necklace.

Kentucky Bluegrass
Listen to a variety of Kentucky Bluegrass songs.

Kerchief Dancing
Supply each child with a kerchief (a piece of cloth in the shape of a square) and have the children dance to music and swing their kerchief about. 

King's Crown MatchingCut out several different colored crown shapes and decorate them in pairs so there are two that are identical. Have the children match up the identical crowns.

Create a King's CrownMeasure your child's head, and cut a piece of construction paper long enough to create a headband. Cut the construction paper to form the design of a crown. The children can decorate the crown with crayons, markers, paint, glitter or even jewels (bling). Glue the paper together so the headband fits snugly on your child's head but is loose enough to take off easily.

Knight's ShieldSupply the each child with heavy card stock. Children may cut the card stock into the shape of a shield and then decorate with paints, markers, crayons, glitter, stickers or however else you can think of.

Kick the Ball
Have the children kick a variety of different balls in the playground area.

Kidney Beans
Supply the children with kidney beans in the sand and water table with small cups, buckets and other toys.

Kidney Beans Measuring
Supply the children with a balance and kidney beans to experiment with.

Planting Kidney Beans
Find uncooked kidney beans and plant them. Keep them watered and watch them grow.

Counting Kidney Beans
Obtain a clean egg carton and write the numbers 1 to 6 on small pieces of paper. Place one piece of paper in each of the spaces in the top row of the carton. Have the children place on bean under the one, and two beans in the space below the two and so on.

Kidney Beans Jar For older children. Fill a small jar with kidney beans. Ask each child to guess how many beans are in the jar. For younger children, limit the number of beans to less than ten. Record each child's guess. Count the beans.

Kidney Beans Jar for School agers
Provide three identical jars with pre-counted kidney beans of 20, 30, and 40. Label these jars 20, 30 and 40. Place 20 to 40 beans in a fourth identical jar. Allow the children to examine all four jars before they guess. Record the children's approximations. Count the beans.

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