Over the past few days, I have been working hard to create a set of 50+ worksheets to assist you in teaching the letter “D” to your children. These worksheets are designed to help your child learn and practice the letter “D,” and you can print as many copies as you need for your child, homeschooling group, or classroom.
All these pages are in PDF format and designed to be printed on letter-sized paper. I tried my best to utilize the space but also give you enough room to perforate them and use a binder.
There are two ways to download the worksheets:
- Click on the page you want to download to open a new window with a PDF format, then proceed to print from that window.
- Trigger a download to your phone or computer by clicking the yellow “Download PDF” button under each page you want to print.
Feel free to print as many copies of the worksheets as you need for teaching purposes. However, selling or claiming them as your own is prohibited. If you know of any fellow moms or teachers who would like to use them, please share the link to this article with them.
Letter D – Writing Practice Sheets
Start introducing the letter D with a simple worksheet like the one down below. Have them trace it and color it.
If your child is old enough, you can use glue and a mix of grains like rice, lentils, or beans to form the letter d.
I’ve also included letter formation prompts to help guide your child’s writing.
- Uppercase D: down, up, around.
- Lowercase d: over around, up, and down.
Depending on your child’s age, they may only write a few letters, and that’s perfectly fine!
I’ve provided a few different options for these practice sheets so you can offer some variety and keep things interesting.
At the bottom of some of these writing practice worksheets, you’ll find an additional component to spark your student’s curiosity.
Cursive D – Writing Practice Sheets
Next, we have the “Cursive D – Writing Practice Sheets” that include letter formation prompts to guide your child while learning to write cursive uppercase and lowercase “D.”
- Cursive uppercase D: Slant down, loop back, up around.
- Cursive lowercase d: Over around, up, down, and swing up.
Cursive seems to be a lost art, but it can still be very beneficial because it builds fine motor skills and can activate a distinct part of the brain compared to regular writing.
Although similar to other D sheets, each one has a different illustration.
Printing one of these worksheets can also give you extra ideas. For instance, you can do a small lesson about dragonflies.
I’ve also included the ASL sign for the cursive D.
Find, Color, and Circle Worksheets
The “Find, Color, and Circle Worksheets” are great for younger students as they don’t take much time but place a great emphasis on the letter “D.”
Tip: If you’re in a one-to-one setting, allow the child to use a unique marker so that they feel extra special when completing the activity.
Dot markers (affiliate link) are another way to help children learn their letters, and you can pay attention to what your child likes, as it will help you tailor their learning as they grow.
Illustration-based learning is so much fun; my kids love it, and I am sure yours will, too!
I also have a different worksheet with the lowercase d because kids learn with repetition. Both sheets have other illustrations to spark curiosity in your kids.
Line Tracing Practice With Emphasis in Letter D
Line tracing worksheets are an excellent way to help develop your child’s fine motor skills.
It’s a good idea to have your little ones practice line tracing before they even get started with letter tracing.
The following line tracing worksheets emphasize the letter “D,” so you can expose your child to this letter in a fun way.
They get a bit more complicated as you scroll down, but they’re still entertaining and unique.
You can have the students use different colors on each line, and at the end, with supervision, have them cut through the dotted line.
Help the child identify the words that start with “D.”
Letter D Puzzles
Puzzles can benefit the mind by enhancing memory, problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and reducing stress levels.
I included a puzzle for the uppercase and lowercase d. However, if your child loves puzzles, I have a puzzle for each letter.
Letter D Maze Worksheets
Mazes are a fantastic way to instill problem-solving and cognitive skills in your kids. They help children think outside the box, sharpen memory, and teach patience and dedication.
The following mazes are for children aged 5+. They are easy but also challenging, so your students will gain confidence as they practice the letter d.
The following maze is shaped in the form of an uppercase D.
This one is shaped in the form of a lowercase d.
See if your student can deduct that before you point it out!
If your child needs to practice writing while having fun, print this maze. It can be used as a reward once they complete their writing tasks.
Kids, by nature, love mazes and labyrinths.
I also have other fund and engaging mazes:
- Help the donut get some sprinkles.
- Help the duck find the baby ducklings.
Take some time to inspire your children by introducing them to the world of ducks and ducklings through videos or library books.
Read and Match Worksheets
Have the student color the pictures and match them with the right word.
If the child doesn’t know how to read, he may need your help. You can read the words to them and encourage them to repeat them after you. This can not only improve their vocabulary and language skills but also make the activity more enjoyable for them.
Tip: Use these worksheets to teach the sound of the letter D.
Cut and Glue or Memory Game
The following worksheets can be used in different ways.
I first designed them to have the child color, cut, and then glue the illustration on the right word.
You can also use them as a memory game by printing the worksheets twice.
Start with the number of sheets your child has the attention span for. Kids learn at every moment of the day, so it shouldn’t feel like a chore for them.
I Spy Worksheets for letter D
Have you tried playing the ‘I Spy’ game with your child? It’s a fun way to spend time together while also enhancing their learning and observation skills.
Encourage them to color and count the different pictures that start with the letter ‘D’ and write the number at the bottom of the page.
This game is perfect for restaurants, road trips, or any time you want to keep your child entertained and engaged in learning.
Identify the Different Image Worksheets
It’s always helpful to incorporate other subjects in learning activities to keep things interesting and engaging. By identifying which illustration is different from the rest, your little ones will improve visual perception and attention to detail.
All illustrations begin with the letter D.
If the student struggles to identify the letter D, the following worksheet may help. The worksheet requires them to identify the different uppercase and lowercase d variations.
Coloring Pages for Letter D
It’s always helpful when children can work on multiple skills at once, like coloring and writing. It makes learning more efficient and enjoyable.
My favorite worksheet is the “D is for dessert.” I have a sweet tooth and love brownies, ice cream, and cake.
Tip: Ask the child if he can count the number of donuts.
How much you can teach your child from just one page is incredible.
Using the “D is for dinosaur” worksheet to have a mini science lesson is a fun and educational activity for children. Going through the different types of dinosaurs and asking your children which one is their favorite can be a great way to spark their interest in science.
Letter D Flashcards
Flashcards are a fantastic tool for learning and can be used in a variety of settings, including outside on a picnic blanket. So go ahead and enjoy the great outdoors while you learn!
Print, laminate, and cut them to reinforce the letter wherever you go.
All of these flashcard worksheets have examples of the uppercase and lowercase D.
Color, Letter, and Number Recognition Worksheets
Teaching little ones numbers, colors, and letters simultaneously is a great way to make learning more fun and engaging for them. By combining these concepts, you can help your child to associate different ideas with each other, which can make learning more natural and intuitive.
Instruct the student to draw a line correctly to match the number of “D” s.
On the following worksheet, your child will practice counting, identifying the uppercase from the lowercase d, and picking the right color.
Find the words that start with the letter D.
Word search activities are entertaining; they help with spelling, improve concentration, keep the brain active, and help develop problem-solving skills.
Word search activities are great for long trips and a great way to start your homeschooling day. I’ve noticed that my kids are more engaged when I don’t dive into a lesson immediately.
I included three different worksheets because one is not enough for how entertaining they are.
So there you have it – a variety of fun and engaging “D worksheets” to use with your students or children.
Don’t hesitate to mix and match different worksheets and illustrations to keep things interesting and enhance their learning experience.