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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter S is for Spider. Ideally, include
these activities and materials as part of a spider
Alphabet Activity: Letter S is for Spider
Print and display alphabet letter S Spider printable materials of your choice in the materials column.
* 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 arrows and to pay attention to the numbers that helps them trace the letter correctly. (ages 3.5+). During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud and as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the 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 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.
*Coloring Activity: Encourage the children to color the spider image with a variety of materials.
Letter S words: Letter S Activity Page and Mini Book
This worksheet and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter S program of activities to reinforce letter S practice and to identify related words. 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.
Maze > Spider and web
Skills > Prewriting skills, problem solving, letter tracing, numerals 1 -8 > count the legs on the spider
The maze is for children ages three to five that are just starting to learn letters and initial writing.
Letter S Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The word search game features a spider 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 spider behind the page or print a spider coloring page.
2. Drawing and writing paper Encourage children to draw, color and decorate a spider and write letter S s.
Make sure to include this activity as part of a theme, story time activity, and discuss animal facts about which are available in the spider section.
*coloring and writing materials
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