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Animals > Endangered > Mammals > Ocean | Seashore | Polar
Holidays and Events >
*April > Int'l Week of the Ocean
*June > Zoo and Aquarium Month
Online jigsaw puzzles
Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter S. Ideally, include
these activities and materials as part of themes listed.
Animals > Endangered > Ocean Mammal > Polar > Seal >
The seal is a mammal that spends most of its life in the ocean. Seals are a kind of Pinnipeds, or mammal with flippers instead of feet. Various kinds of seals live in both warm and cold parts [polar] of the world's oceans. A few kinds live in fresh water. Seals are carnivores that eat fish and sea birds. They are closely related to sea lions and walruses.
Online resources and images >
Seal at Wikipedia.org
Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Seal
Skills: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun seal image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the change cut button to change shape and number of pieces.
Alphabet Activities > Letter S is for Seal
Print and display alphabet letter S Seal printable materials of your choice in the materials column.
Children Age 3 and under:
* Print this letter S coloring page and print a seal coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later.
* 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 seal image. Write the word seal on the finished coloring page.
Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Letter S Seal theme printable activities:
* Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace the letter S's with your finger in upper and lower case as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, regular or coloring pencil. Demonstrate the direction of the arrow to help them trace the letter correctly. (ages 3.5+).
*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 or trace/shade them first. Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter S's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Discuss other letter S words and images (refer to letter 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 example. 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 S posters and coloring pages or even make a letter S classroom book. For related images visit: Letter S Printable Materials and make your choice.
Letter S Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The word search game features 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 spider behind the page or print a seal coloring page.
2. Drawing and writing paper Encourage children to draw, color and decorate a seal and write letter S s.
*coloring and writing materials
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