Looking to find some u-u-unbelievable letter U worksheets for your kindergarten students or preschoolers?
Below you will find 15+ worksheets that are packed with letter u coloring pages, printable activities, and more!
Your younger children will learn letter U sounds, letter recognition skills, proper letter formation, and letter u words.
These free printables are perfect to go along with any letter of the week curriculum as your journey through early literacy skills!
Below you will find a preview of all of the fun activities.
This is another vowel, which can be tricky to teach your young learners. I always include my notes and tips to help you teach, so be sure to read them before diving into the material.
There is a link at the bottom of this post that will take you to a digital download pdf file for all of the sheets.
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This fun coloring page is a great way to introduce the letter U sound to your young child!
Help your student identify each picture: upstairs, underwear, umbrella, unhappy, up, umpire, and under.
Since vowels can be so difficult for children, consider teaching your child an action to go along with the sound. For example, tell them to pretend to hold an umbrella when saying the U sound.
That will help to activate their memory and really internalize what they are learning.
But What About The Other U Sounds?
With this letter of the alphabet, it is important to introduce the short vowel sounds first. That is why you will not see pictures of unicorns, UFOs, urchins, or unicycles in this printable set.
Your kindergarten children will predominately use the short sound when they start blending CVC words, and it is best to not confuse them with multiple possibilities.
The long U sound and the R-controlled U sound are definitely for a later 1st grade phonics lessons down the road.
This printable worksheet is a fun way to introduce writing the capital letter U and lowercase letter U.
Help your child follow the numbers and trace the dotted lines. Point out that sometimes the capital U has a little tail, and sometimes it doesn’t.
This can depend on computer font or just personal handwriting style. It is important that they use the “tail” for now so that you can clearly tell the difference between a /u/ and a /v/.
You also want to make sure the student takes their time and doesn’t make something that looks like a sloppy /a/.
Small hands that are struggling through their fine motor skills need lots of practice, so feel free to slide this into a plastic sheet protector for future review and more practice with a dry-erase marker.
This is the perfect handwriting printable to help your child start writing the letter U without the help of dotted lines.
Sit with your child and make sure they are following the same directions from the last page.
If necessary, have them trace the guides to help them feel more comfortable.
This letter U do-a-dot worksheet will help your student with letter recognition of upper case U.
Kids of all ages love anything to do with do-a-dot markers, so you’ll have no problem getting your little learner to dive in!
Can your child find all the capital U letters?
This alphabet worksheet will challenge your student to find the lowercase U letters.
Use a do-a-dot marker again or feel free to make it even more hands-on with stickers, scraps of construction paper, etc.
Be sure to carefully go through this with your child though, as these letters of the alphabet can have very similar shapes.
If you child would like, let her mark the other lowercase letters in a certain way. For example, they could all be red for “wrong.”
Help your child work on her phonemic awareness by identifying the beginning sound of each of these images.
Really stress the letter sounds as you say them: u-u-under, c-c-cat.
If she can’t remember the correct sound for U, remind her to “hold your umbrella” as a hint.
She should color the images for upset, umbrella, umpire, unzip, up, and under.
There are not very many words that start with the short U sound.
So, if your student comes up with the idea to draw a unicorn (or another long U word), tell him that he will learn about those types of words later.
Help him to focus on short U words:
The bird doesn’t fly down, it flies…Up!
I wasn’t happy, I was…Unhappy!
This letter U make-your-own-book is always one of my favorite hands-on activities.
Over several days, have your child color, cut out, and assemble his book.
I know “ugly” is never a word that you want your child to use, but use this word as a teaching opportunity.
Many people would say that the monster is actually cute! Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.
This kindergarten worksheet will give your student plenty of extra practice with tracing uppercase letter u and lower case letter u.
At the bottom of the page, you will also find some different words for your child to trace.
Can they use the pictures and the short u sound to figure out what the words are?
This practice sheet is wonderful review of U letter words and letter tracing.
If the student is not familiar with U-u-uncle Sam, consider showing him the iconic historical images of Uncle Sam.
As an added activity, ask the student to name each of the letters in the words for some letter identification practice.
Here is another tracing/writing activity that includes coloring the “unzip” image, tracing the bubble Uu, and tracing the upper case and lower case letters.
Lastly, the student will be challenged to try out their handwriting skills by writing their own letters!
This last worksheet is a great review of everything your child has learned.
It goes through several different activities: tracing, handwriting, drawing letter U words, coloring letter u pictures, and even includes mazes!
Click the above image link/text link to get your free printable worksheet packet in PDF format. A new window will open for easy download and print.
I hope that you and your kindergarten kids enjoy these free alphabet printables and educational activities!
They include so many different ways for your child to nail down the letter U!
Everything from free tracing worksheets for uppercase u and lower case u, letter u recognition sheets, coloring pages, a letter U book, and more.
If you enjoy them, you should know that these worksheets are just one alphabet bundle in an entire alphabet worksheets series!
Each pack offers a similar structure – with some variety – to give your child a strong knowledge of the alphabet!
To keep going with these letter of the week activities, be sure to check out the Letter V Worksheets below!