This week we are introducing our Lil’ Creators to the lowercase a with our “a is for acorn” letter of the week activity. This is an opportunity to talk to your Lil’ about the fact that the letter a makes two sounds; sometimes it is a long vowel like in the word acorn where it says its name and sometimes it’s a short vowel like in the word apple where it makes the “ahh” sound.
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Lil’ Creators Focus Skills


  • Can identify all lowercase letters and some sounds (a)

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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a is for acorn template

*Construction Paper




Step #1
Print out the a is for acorn template.
Step #2
Color in the letter a brown.
Step #3
Cut out the a is for acorn template
Step #4
Glue the a on a piece of construction paper.
We chose light blue.
Step #5
Glue the top of the acorn to the top right of the a at a diagonal.
Step #6

Label the paper a is for acorn.

Teacher Tip

Remember we are focusing on the lower case letter with this activity so be sure when you were labeling to use the lowercase a


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