The sound this letter stands for is the long vowel sound /u/ as in unicycle. (You could teach your child that when a vowel is long the letter says it's name.)
Theme words: unicorn, ukulele, unicycle, uniform, universe, unity, United States, Ukraine, useful, utensil, university
Poetry and Rhymes:
by Katrina Lybbert
is so very useful in words I love to say,
Unicorn, unicycle, ukulele, fun to play!
is also useful in places far and near,
United States, the Ukraine, the universe so dear!
useful, useful letter U,
Thanks for being... just U!
Books to read aloud:
Dragon and the Unicorn by Lynne Cherry
Nobody Rides the Unicorn by Adrian Mitchell
The Bird's Gift: A Ukrainian Easter Story by Eric A. Kimmel
Rechenka's Eggs by Patricia Polacco
The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale by Jan Brett
Instrument - Ukulele
The Unicorn (Irish Rovers)
Make unicorn horns - use bugle snacks or other cone shaped food.
Scripture: Matthew 6:7 "But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions..."
'uni' - teach how the prefix 'uni' in words such as unicorn, unicycle, unity, and so on, means one.
Unicorn... talk about how this is a pretend creature.
Universe... show pictures of the solar system and space and talk about how this is all part of the universe.
Read some books on the United States, color a map of the United States, or Ukraine.
Make a uniform... dress up as a doctor, nurse, firefighter, etc.
Art Appreciation: Ukrainian Easter Eggs.. find a decorative egg or look at some pictures, point out the many different designs.
Learn more about the unicycle.
© 2000 - 2003 by Katrina Lybbert