Letter Pp

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Letter Pp Activities

The special letter-sound association we are studying this week is "P p" as in "pumpkin patch." Here are some activities you can do with your child at home to reinforce our classroom activities.

1. Play a listening game:
"Which words begin with the "P p" sound in these sentences?"

a. Pick up the papers, please.
b. Polly, Peter, and Paul are playmates.
c. Peggy likes purple paint.
d. Pokey Puppy and Polly Parrot are at the pet store.
e. Patty bought PopPop some peanuts.

2. "I will read some words. Pat your tummy when you hear something to eat. Then say the word."

peas    penny    porridge    pepper    park    pudding    power
pickle    pin    pour    pear    pumpkin    pie    peach    pony
peacock    potato    peck    plum    pancake    pepperoni

3. Play a word guessing game. All the words that your child will guess should have the "P p" sound at the beginning.

a. On my birthday I will invite my friends to come to my _______. (party)
b. A baby dog is called a __________. (puppy)
c. At music time your teacher plays the ______ (piano) while you sing.
d. A bird at the zoo that has long tail feathers which he can open to show beautiful colors is a ________. (peacock)
e. The color you make by mixing red and white is ________. (pink)

4. Look through magazines to find pictures of objects that begin like pumpkin patch. Glue them to a piece of paper and have your child label the pictures using invented spelling or by guessing how each word is spelled. It may help if an adult says each word clearly, then has the child repeat the word. Say the word a few times so your child can listen to each of the sounds at the beginning, middle and end. Your child should guess how the word is spelled and write his/her letter guesses under each picture.

5. Show your child how to make "P p" like this:

Start at the top and make a straight line to the bottom. Go back to the top to go around.

Songs and Poems

The Pp Song
Tune: B-I-N-G-O
Click here to sing along to music.

I know a word that starts with Pp,
And pizza is its name.
P-I-Z-Z-A    P-I-Z-Z-A    P-I-Z-Z-A
And pizza is its name.

Other words to spell:
P-U-P-P-Y     P-E-N-N-Y
P-A-P-E-R     P-A-I-N-T


I Like Pizza
Sung to: Skip To My Lou
Sing Along to this song.

I like pizza, yes, I do.
I like pizza, yes, I do.
I like pizza, yes, I do.
And my tummy likes it, too.


I've Got the Letter Pp
Sung to: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Sing Along to this song.

I've got the letter Pp for pencil.
I've got the letter Pp for pencil.
I've got the letter Pp for pencil.
Pp goes Pp - Pp - Pp.
(Make the Pp sound.)


Peter Piper
A Tongue Twister

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.


The Pig
Tune: Camptown Races

The pig rolls in the mud all day.
Oink-oink, oink-oink.
That is what he likes to say,
Curly tail that grows,
Pudgy little nose.
Mud is where he likes to be,
And it really shows.


A Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track
Tune: Pop! Goes The Weasel

A peanut sat on a railroad track,
Its heart was all a-flutter.
A train came chugging down the track-
Toot! Toot! Peanut Butter!


I Wish I Were A Pepperoni Pizza
Tune: The Oscar Meyer Theme Song

Oh, I wish I were a pepperoni pizza,
That is what I'd truly like to be.
For if I were a pepperoni pizza,
Everyone would be in love with me!


Peanut Butter
Tune: Frere Jacques

Peanut butter, peanut butter,
Good for you, fun to chew.
Spread it on a sandwich,
Spread it on a cracker.
Good for you, fun to chew!


Popcorn Popping
Tune: The Man in the Flying Trapese

Oh,   ...I looked out the window and what did I see,
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.
Spring had brought me such a nice surprise,
Popcorn popping right before my eyes.

I can take an armful and make a treat,
A popcorn ball that would smell so sweet.
It wasn't really so... but it seemed to be...
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.

This can be sung as a song or told as a fingerplay.
You can use hand motions to fit the song such as:
Put your hands together over your head to look like a tree
or make your hands into fists and let your fingers burst out
as though they are popcorn kernels bursting into popcorn, etc.