Kindergarten Worksheets > Alphabet Parade > Letter U
These worksheets are designed to introduce your child to the letter U. Beginning with the first worksheet in the collection, the worksheets progress from beginning (identifying the letter) to intermediate (identifying words that begin with the letterUA sound) to complex (learning to write the letter U).
U - Coloring
U - Scramble
U - Letter in Word
U (short) - Sound in Picture
U (long) - Sound in Picture
U - Tracing
u - Tracing
Activity suggestions to supplement the Letter U alphabet worksheets
- Make a list of words, many starting with the letter U. Ask your child to underline each word that starts with U or u. Challenge your child to suggest a few words also that contain the letter U.
- Say a string of words, many with the short sound of U in the beginning or middle of the word. Direct your child to “jump up” each time he hears a word with the short U sound.
- Read the story Julius, Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes. Ask your child to shout “hurray” know each time he hears the long U sound.
- Write the word “under” on the bottom half of a piece of paper and draw a horizontal line separating the paper into two halves. Ask your child to see how many times he can write the letter U under the line.
- Look in coloring books for pictures that have objects “up” in the sky, such as birds, planes, a sun or a moon. Ask your child to color only the objects that are “up” in the air.
Tips for using the Letter U tracing letters worksheets
- As your child writes the uppercase letter U, remind him that the second vertical line needs to return all the way back to the solid black line at the top, so the letter is the same height on both sides.
- When writing the lowercase letter u, it is important to remember that this letter is drawn in a single stroke, without lifting up the pencil. After your child completes the initial hook shape, remind him to change direction and draw an additional straight line down.