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theme lesson plan activities for animal facts, online learning resources, crafts and other
activities to incorporate with this alphabet presentation.
Alphabet Activity > Letter S is for Snail
Present the letter S six-piece online
jigsaw puzzle featuring the sea snail, sand dollar and starfish to practice problem solving and view letter S in
upper and lower case.
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 snail
behind it or on a separate page if using paints to
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
* 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.
Ages 3+ >
Alphabet - beginning letter S
Select and print the handwriting worksheet and 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
Display letter S posters and
coloring pages or make a letter S classroom book. For
related images visit: Letter S Printable 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. 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
Letter S Word
Search & Handwriting Practice >
The word search game features a snail 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 snail behind
the page or print a snail coloring page.
and writing paper: Encourage children to draw, color and
decorate a snail and
write letter S s. Share some images of a real snail to inspire the children.