Letter V!

The Plan


I Love Vacations by Anna Walker
Rah, Rah, Radishes! by April Pulley Sayre
Sweethearts by Jan Carr
This Is the Van That Dan Cleaned by Lisa Campbell Ernst
What In the World Is a Violin? by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Six Little Valentines”

Flannelboard Puzzle: “Letter V”

Fingerplay: “Let’s Count Valentines”
Let’s count valentines – one, two, three
Let’s count valentines, all for me!
Let’s count valentines – four, five, six
Let’s count valentines, match and mix
Let’s count valentines – seven, eight, nine
Let’s count valentines, I’m glad you’re mine
Credit: ChildFun

Song: “Vegetable Song” (Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle)
Carrots, peas, and broccoli
Vegetables are good for me
For my snack and in my lunch
Veggies sticks are great to munch
Carrot, peas, and broccoli
Vegetables are good for me
Credit: Preschool Education

Song: “What Begins With V?”
What begins with V?
What begins with V?
We all know, we’ll tell you so.
What begins with V?

Violin begins with V.
Violin begins with V.
We all know, we’ll tell you so.
Violin begins with V.
Credit: MotherReader


This idea came from a Google Image search, but you can see the original post right here at Mrs. Karen’s Preschool Ideas! The flowers and stems were pre-cut by teen volunteers, the kids glued down their flowers and colored their vases. We had some very pretty flower vases once everyone was finished!

How It Went

The kids were fascinated by “What In the World Is a Violin?” and kept telling me that it was a “wrong guitar,” which made me crack up. “Rah Rah Radishes” almost inspired a riot — apparently NO ONE likes vegetables at all in this classroom, so we had lots of “YUCKS” and “EWS.” I was sad, because I’ve used the book in the past and it’s worked well for me before. Valentines were a big hit, and was the only “V” word that they guessed correctly after seeing the book. We’re nearing the end of these alphabet storytimes — only four more to go!

3 comments on “Letter V!

  1. fraurab
    September 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Ha! That’s funny about the violin. My daughter is the opposite and calls guitars violins! Cute V craft, too.

    • Katie
      September 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

      Thanks! I’m glad your daughter knows what a violin is — I played it for ten years in school!


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