Alphabet Letter S Star Starfish
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Activities Materials
Alphabet > Letter S | Animals > Ocean | Seashore > Starfish | Holidays & Events > Jun 8 > World Oceans Day | Jun > Zoo and Aquarium Month | Seasons > Summer > Beach theme | Shapes | Outer space > Star theme

Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter S for a star theme or starfish theme.

Animals > Ocean | Seashore > Star fish or Sea Star
Visit the starfish theme lesson plan activities for animal facts, online learning resources, crafts and other activities to incorporate with this alphabet presentation.

Outer Space theme | Shapes > Star
A star has a number of meanings, here are two most common:
1. Any of a vast number of heavenly or celestial bodies visible from earth as points of light in the night sky.
2. a design or shape with five or six points that emerge from a center.

More information and images at Wiktionary

Alphabet Activity > Letter S is for Star or Starfish (Sea Star)
Present the letter S six-piece online jigsaw puzzle featuring the starfish, sand dollar and sea snail 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 this your option of 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 starfish 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
> Print present the Letter S Worksheet and Mini-Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book. These materials can be used to reinforce letter recognition, initial handwriting practice and to identify related S words.

Discuss other letter S words and images found in the worksheet. You can also display letter S posters and coloring pages or make a letter S classroom book. For related images visit: Letter S Printable Activities.

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.

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.

Letter S Word Search & Handwriting Practice > The four-word search features a star, the six-word search features a starfish 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 star or starfish behind the page or print a starfish | sea star coloring page the materials column.

2.  Drawing and writing paper: Encourage children to draw, color and decorate a star or starfish and write letter S s.  Share some images of a real starfish to inspire the children.
letter s snad dollar, sea snail and starfish online jigsaw puzzle
Online jigsaw puzzle > Letter S
Sand dollar, sea snail, starfish


letter s coloring page
Letter S coloring page
D'Nealian

Standard Block

Letter S Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter S Worksheet & Mini-Book

  D'Nealian & Standard block

letter s word search and writing

Word Search & Writing

drawing and writing paper
Drawing & Writing Paper

printable lined paper
Printable Lined-Paper

star or starfish coloring pages
Star | Starfish | Sea Star Coloring Pages