Show and Tell Letter Y: 40 Ideas to Help You Out!


Yikes! Show and Tell for Letter Y is tough! But, no worries for you! I’ve got you covered with 40 ideas to transform that “yikes” to “yay!”

So, it’s time for Show and Tell Letter Y! Let’s get ready!

Show and Tell is always a highly anticipated weekly event in my household, and I love to lean into the excitement of it!

Throughout the week leading up to show and tell, my son and I keep a running list of items that start with the focus letter.  Not all items on the list are show and tell potentials, but we like to see how high we can get our list.  As an added bonus, this is a fun, low-key way to build phonological awareness!

Check out my ideas for show and tell for letter Y and my best show and tell tips!

Tips for Show and Tell

  • Plan Ahead. Don’t be caught last minute trying to scrounge up an item for show and tell for letter v. Use this list to prepare for the big day.
  • Consider Categories. When brainstorming for show and tell, you might find it helpful to think in categories like: food, characters/famous people, animals, toys, things, and places.
  • Think Outside of the Box. Sometimes you/a family member/ or friend may have a skill (Know someone who yodels?) or an item (freshly made yeast bread) that is a perfect fit for the letter. You can contact your child’s teacher about about setting up an amazing learning experience for the class.


My #1 tip for Show and Tell? Don’t forget your item!

You can go digital and set a reminder on your phone.

Or, take the old school route and stick a post it note on the door

Show and Tell Letter Y Ideas

THINGS that start with Letter Y

images of things that start with letter y
  • Yellow_____: This can be an absolute lifesaver for Letter Y Show and Tell; anything yellow goes!
  • Y sports team items: Grab a Yankees hat or Yale sweatshirt and your kiddo is all set!
  • Y travel related items: Those postcards, t-shirts or specialty items from your family’s trip to Yellowstone or Yosemite are perfect!
  • Yeti (legendary creature toy or figurine)
  • Yeti (tumbler)
  • Yeti in My Spaghetti
  • Yo-yo
  • Yearbook: Kids get a kick out of looking at pictures of their parents as kids, so a parent’s old yearbook is a great choice!
  • Yarn: Either a literal roll of yarn or an item made from yarn work!
  • Year: A “through the year” book or a calendar are great choices!
  • Yale brand key/lock: Tinkering with this is great fine motor practice!
  • Yard stick
  • Yard tools/equipment: A toy lawn mower, a child’s pair of gardening gloves or watering can fit the bill!
  • Yearling: A toy sheep, calf or foal can be branded as a “yearling” for show and tell purposes.
  • Yield sign (from a toy car or train set)
  • Yolk
  • Young_____: Another generously sweeping term to include young babies or animals!
  • Yoga related item
  • Yacht
  • Y puzzle piece
  • Y letter magnet
  • Y block from ABC set
  • Y page from an alphabet book
  • Yellow Pages: My preschooler was absolutely baffled by the fact that phone numbers have not always just been stored in phones or on the internet.
  • Yoshi (from Super Mario World)
  • Yogi Bear
  • Yoda (from Star Wars)
  • Yax (from Zootopia)
  • Yelena (from Frozen 2)

FOODS that start with Letter Y

images of foods that start with letter y
  • Yam
  • Yogurt
  • Yogurt covered _____
  • Yoo-hoo

ANIMALS that start with Letter Y

images of animals that start with letter y
  • Yak
  • Yeti crab
  • Yellowjacket
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Yellow Lab
  • Yellow-bellied sea snake
  • Yapock: South American water opossum

With this mega-list of ideas for Show and Tell for Letter Y, your preschooler is ready to rock it!

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