Toot & Puddle: Puddle's ABC Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
- Identify upper- and lower-case letters
- Recognize letter-sound matches by naming and identifying each letter of the alphabet
- Know the order of the letters of the alphabet
- 52 6”X6” sheets of white drawing paper (Copy paper is fine. You may want to have some extra papers prepared in case students need them.) Use a dark marker to write out the alphabet on 26 of the papers. You’ll need to decide if you want to write out capital letters, or capital and lower-case letters.
- A copy of Toot & Puddle: Toot’s ABC
- colored pencils
- a large sheet of paper on which to glue the 52 sheets of white drawing
Set Up and Prepare
Introduce the book to the class and read up to the point that Puddle starts to illustrate the alphabet.
- Announce that the class will be working on illustrating the alphabet and lead a group discussion about how there are objects and actions that correspond to letters/sounds. An example being, “A is for apple.”
- Work with students to generate a list of samples, recording them on the whiteboard.
- Distribute the letter papers, explaining to students that they will be creating an illustration based on that letter. Encourage them to include Toot and Puddle in their drawings.
- Pass out blank papers and colored pencils and have students work on their illustrations. (Be sure to monitor student work to assure that illustrations correspond to letters.)
- When illustrations are complete, lay out the large paper and have children take turns placing on it their letter and illustration papers. Be certain to do this in alphabetical order.
- After discussing the letters and drawings, glue them to the background paper and display it in the room. (You may decide that you want to do the actual gluing to assure the papers are uniformly spaced, leaving a border in between drawings.
- Finish reading the book to the students. Discuss the illustrations Holly Hobbie used in the book as compared to the illustrations the students created. (You may decide to save step 8 for another time, as this project could be long for Kindergarteners.)
Photocopy the drawings to create individual or class alphabet books.
This book is just one in a series of Toot and Puddle books written by Holly Hobbie.