Catch & Cough
When catching a ball, our hand makes a similar shape to the letter Kaf. The ‘dot’ in Kaf is like the ball in our hand. The Kaf can also look like the shape of a mouth. When someone has something stuck in their mouth (the “dot”) they make a coughing sound.
Memory aid words to help you remember
When paired with a Sh'va vowel, this letter makes
a "K" sound
Hebrew words that begin with
Kotel (Western wall) Kochavim (Stars)
A story about
Kaf is very athletic and is the captain of its school’s baseball team. Kaf’s position on the field is catcher. Kaf has never once dropped the ball and it’s the best catcher the schools ever had. Kaf also recognises that the shape of its body helps make sure it never drops the ball. Some of the other letters don’t really have a place for the ball to fall into or there are gaps on the bottom that make it easy for the ball to fall out. However, what really makes Kaf the best captain is not its catching skills, but rather Kaf’s great team spirit and Ahavat Yisrael. It always makes sure all the other players are having fun on the field and get a fair go. After becoming captain, the school let Kaf paint the teams wall. Because it is a Jewish school, Kaf decided to paint the wall to look like the Kotel (western wall) in Israel. Kaf also loved the idea because Kotel also starts with its letter - Kaf.