Alphabet Letter S Sand dollar
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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> Letter S > S is for Sand dollar

> Ocean | Seashore > Sand dollar

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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter S.

Animals > Ocean | Seashore > Star fish or Sea Star
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Alphabet Activity > Letter S is for Sand dollar

Present the letter S six-piece online jigsaw puzzle featuring the sand dollar, sea snail and starfish to practice problem solving and view letter S in upper and lower case.  Adjust number or pieces using the Change Cut button on the left.

Present and display your option of letter S printable activities in the materials column.

Children Age 3 and under:
* Print a letter S coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font and select and print a sand dollar
coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later.  Discuss other letter S words found on the worksheet.

* Finger Tracing:
Trace letter S'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 S's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the ocean theme image.  Write the word sand dollar on the finished coloring page.

Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter S

1. Select and print the handwriting worksheet (ages 4+) and present the Letter S Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Letter S words: 
The worksheet and matching mini-book can be used as part of a Letter S program of activities to reinforce letter recognition, initial handwriting practice and to identify related S words.

Discuss other letter S words and images (refer to activity worksheet above):  First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with examples.  You can print letter S in a different bright color to make it stand out.  If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display letter S posters and coloring pages or make a letter S classroom book.  For related images visit:  Letter S Printable Materials.

*Finger and Pencil Tracing
Trace letter S's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter.  Invite the children to do the same on your worksheet.

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter, and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the upper right corner) that help them trace the letter correctly.  During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.

*Find the letter S's:  Have the children find all the letter S's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them first.  Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter S's and then discuss the locations with the worksheet.

Children ages 5+:
Letter S Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The six word search game features a sand dollar and letter S words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a sand dollar behind the page or print a sand dollar coloring page 1 | 2.

2.  Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw, color and decorate a starfish and write letter S s.  Share some images of a real sand dollar to inspire the children.

Online jigsaw puzzle > Letter S
Sand dollar, sea snail, starfish

Printable Activities

Ages 3 and under

Letter S coloring page

Standard Block
Print a sand dollar coloring page behind the letter S

Ages 3+
Letter Activity Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter S Worksheet & Mini-Book

Available in D'Nealian & Standard block format

Ages 5+

Word search & writing

select 6-word

Drawing & writing paper: draw a sand dollar & write letter S s

Printable lined-paper

Sand dollar Coloring Pages
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