Alphabet Letter E Earwig
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Activities Materials
Alphabet > Letter E | Animals > Insects

Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter E > long e sound.  The presentation ideally should be part of insects themed activities and/or crafts.

Animals > Insects > Earwig
The earwig is an insect that likes cool, humid places.  It doesn't transmit diseases and is harmless to humans and animals.

Activity > C.P. Ant is going to take you on a fun tour to discuss facts about about insects with this great interactive online presentation - Let's Talk about Insects. [Flash Player required]

> Insect body parts review > Print this earwig coloring page label and identify the insect's body parts discussed online.

Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Earwig > Skills:  Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with an earwig image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces.  Click on the change cut button to change shape and number of pieces.

Alphabet Activity > Letter E is for Earwig
Present and display your option of letter E printable activities in the materials column.

Children Age 3 and under
letter E coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font and an earwig coloring page 1 or 2 behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. Discuss other letter E words found on the worksheet.

* Finger Tracing:
Trace letter E's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page.

* Children can trace and color the letter E's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the earwig coloring page and write letter E e and the word earwig on the margins.

Children ages 3+:
Present the
Letter E Worksheet and Mini Book Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Display letter E posters and coloring pages or make a letter E classroom book with letter E printable activities.

Children ages 4+:
Letter E Word Search: A four word search game features the earwig and letter E words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced Handwriting Practice:

1.  Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw an earwig behind the lined paper or select and print an earwig coloring page found in the materials column.

2.  Drawing and writing paper: Encourage children to draw and color an earwig and write letter E e.
earwig online jigsaw puzzle
Earwig online jigsaw puzzle
Ages 3 and under
letter e coloring page
Letter E coloring page

Standard Block
Ages 3+
Letter E Activity Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter E Worksheet & Mini Book

D'Nealian & Standard font
long E sound
Ages 4+
letter e word search handwriting
Word Search & Handwriting
printable lined paper
Printable lined-paper
drawing and writing paper
Drawing & writing paper

earwig coloring page
Earwig coloring pages 1 | 2