DIY Printable Children's Picture Dictionary | Student Handouts
 
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DIY Children's Picture Dictionary
Free Printable Templates for Teachers & Students - Scroll Down to Print (PDFs) - Kindergarten Printables
 
 
Here is a free learning activity which children are certain to love. These printables make it easy for kindergarten kids to create their own picture dictionaries. Whether they draw their own images or cut up magazines, they will be filling their dictionary's pages with new vocabulary words in no time.
 



 
There are two options for illustrating these DIY picture dictionary pages: drawing (kids will need crayons or markers) or magazine cut-outs (kids will need scissors, glue, and magazines). We recommend magazines, because these will expose children to words they might not otherwise think of.

In the example above, you can see a magazine cut-out for an Axe product (a product which the child may regularly see in the bathroom). Would a child normally think of "Axe" as a vocabulary term to learn? Probably not! The "alpha" ad can lead to a parent or teacher explaining that the Greek term alpha means "first," and give examples of its use in English writing and speaking (e.g., "alpha dog," "alpha and omega," or even the etymology of "alphabet").

There are two rows of dashed primary writing lines next to each picture space, in case children want to write the dictionary term more than once, or want to define the term. We recommend storing these sheets in a three-prong folder with pockets, so that kids can keep extra dictionary picture pages on standby.
 
 
Finally...an easy and affordable vocabulary-building activity that can be done at home or at school! Click on the left image to get the 26-page PDF (one page for each letter of the alphabet). Click on the image at the right for the "extra page" PDF. Don't forget to have your kid decorate the cover of her/his DIY picture dictionary folder!
 
 
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.6 - Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
 
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D - Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.