Welcome back to our alphabet series. Today, we will be sharing tips and activities for teaching U words for kindergarten.

In this blog post, you will find activities that start with U, a list of U words, printable letter U worksheets, and tips for teaching the alphabet.


Activities That Start With U

  1. Unicorn-themed Craft: Create crafts like unicorn masks, paintings, or paper plate unicorns.
  2. Umbrella Painting: Use umbrellas as a canvas and let kids paint them with colorful designs.
  3. Ukulele Jam Session: Learn a few simple chords and have a mini ukulele concert.
  4. Upbeat Dance Party: Have a dance-off to your favorite tunes.
  5. Unboxing Day: Let the kids have a day of unboxing new items.

Printable Alphabet Worksheets and Activities 

Here is a collection of alphabet activities, and printable letter U worksheets,  you can do when teaching letters and sounds.

Alphabet Vocabulary Words and Picture Cards

Free Alphabet Playdoh Mats

Alphabet Q-Tip Painting

Alphabet SuperStars

Beginning Sounds Picture Sort

Alphabet Letter Search

Alphabet Coloring Pages 

Check out the complete alphabet activity pack HERE, including pocket chart cards, sorts, and write the room activities. 

alphabet worksheets and printable activities to do with prek, kindergarten, and first grade kids. #alphabet

To introduce letter U words to kindergarten children, I recommend integrating word and picture cards into their daily life routines.   

The alphabet word cards come with lowercase u and uppercase U cards, along with picture cards and words cards that have easy words that start with /u/ – both have a corresponding picture to help build the child’s vocabulary. 


List of U Words for Kindergarten

  1. Umbrella
  2. Unicorn
  3. Universe
  4. Unique
  5. Understand
  6. Utter
  7. Unite
  8. Under
  9. Utensil
  10. Upstairs
  11. Uncover
  12. Unbelievable
  13. Unicycle
  14. Upgrade
  15. Usher
  16. Uptown
  17. Unity

These simple words are great for writing, vocabulary-building, word sorts, and anchor charts!


Tips for Teaching Vowels in Kindergarten

Teaching vowels to kindergarten kids can be a fun and engaging process.

Here are some tips specifically for teaching the vowel “U”:

  1. Use Visual Aids: Incorporate visuals like anchor charts that showcase words with the “U” sound. For example, display the illustrated word cards that start with “U,” such as umbrella, unicorn, and up.
  2. Create a U Word Wall: Dedicate a section of the classroom or learning area to an alphabet word wall. Add the letter U cards and encourage the kids to use the words in sentences.
  3. Hands-on Activities: Plan hands-on activities related to the “U” sound. For instance, let kids use playdough to create objects that start with “U,” or engage in a treasure hunt to find objects with the “U” sound.
  4. Letter Formation Practice: Teach kids how to write the letter “U.” The alphabet Superhero printables are great for this.
  5. Word Hunts: Encourage kids to find words with the “U” sound in their environment. This can be during classroom activities, recess, or even at home.
  6. Make Crafts: Incorporate craft activities such as umbrellas and unicorns.
  7. Interactive Apps and Games: Utilize interactive educational apps and online games that focus on vowel sounds.
  8. Repetition and Reinforcement: Repetition is key. Incorporate the “U” sound in various activities throughout the day to reinforce learning.

The key to teaching kindergarten kids is to keep it playful, interactive, and age-appropriate. By incorporating these strategies, you can help young learners grasp the concept of the vowel “U” in a fun way!

Before you go, here are more posts you’ll enjoy:

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