Alphabet Letter S Snake
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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Letter S > S is for Snake

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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter S is for Snake.  Ideally, include these activities and materials as part of snake theme.

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Learn about snakes and assemble a letter S Snake mini-fact book in this activity

Alphabet Activity > Letter S is for Snake
Present the letter S Snake six-piece online jigsaw puzzle 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.

Print and display alphabet letter S Snake printable materials of your choice 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 snake
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 snake on the finished coloring page.

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

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.

*Coloring and visual arts activity: Visit this activity to learn about lines and decorate the letter S coloring page.

Children ages 5+:
Letter S Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The word search game features a snake 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 snake behind the page or print a snake coloring page

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

S Snake Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Printable Activities

Ages 3 and under

Letter S coloring page

Standard Block
Print a snake coloring page behind the letter S

Ages 3+

S Snake activity

 Review this alphabet set

Color poster

Coloring Page

Ages 4+

Handwriting Worksheet

Letter S Worksheet & Mini Book
Available in D'Nealian & Standard block format

Ages 5+

Word search & writing

Drawing  | Writing Paper

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)  

Snakes coloring pages

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