> Letter S
*Letter S Impact Flash Cards
This activity counts as two activities due to the steps involved.
Version for 2 & 3 year olds:
*Step 1: Adult
draw upper case and lower case letter on the large piece of paper (ahead
of time) and print and cut the four letter pictures. Proceed with
the steps below.
Version for 3 & 4’s:
*Step 1: Adult draws large dots to form the letters (include arrows to
Child will connect the dots with paint. Proceed with the steps
*This activity is better
accomplished when the poster is placed on a wall, poster board or easel.
*Encourage child to paint the letter.
*Explain the proper direction of “writing” the letter.
Join child in the painting process.
*While the paint dries, discuss some facts about the letter pictures and
conduct a short activity or craft for each image, ask child to find the hidden S's in the images, emphasize on the
* Child will glue one or
two pictures a day until all eight letter cards are on the poster.
*Display the poster at the child’s eye level in a place he will see
regularly (kitchen wall, child’s room, family room) at least for a week.
*Remember to make a picture of child with his completed first letter
project for his scrapbook.
*Large piece of paper
(tape 4 pieces of paper form to large piece or a piece of easel pad
*Paint brush or sponge.
* Print and cut these letter pictures for the poster:
Letter S Impact Cards
* Use a hair dryer to speed the drying process.
* Cut a sponge in the shave of the letter and sponge paint the letter in
the poster on a different day.
*Older children may be able to
draw their own pictures rather than pasting the pictures.
*Glue other items with the letter S, such as:
seeds, sand, sandpaper, etc.