Alphabet Letter S Spider Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
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Animals > Arthropod - Arachnid > Spider
The spider is not an insect. Insects have 6 legs. A spider is a small animal with eight legs and a body made up of two parts. Most spiders spin webs in which they nest and catch insects to eat. Spiders are related to mites, ticks and scorpions.
Resource: Spider @ wikipedia.org
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Letter S coloring page
Letter S Worksheet & Mini Book
D'Nealian & Standard block
Spider and web maze
Word search & writing
Drawing · Writing Paper
Alphabet Activities > Letter S is for Spider:
Children Age 3 and under:
Print a letter S coloring page in D'Nealian or Standard Block font and select and print a spider 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 spider image. Write the word spider on the finished coloring page.
Handwriting worksheet tips:
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter, and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers 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.
Have the children find all the letter S's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them.
Children ages 3+:
Letter S words: Letter S Worksheet Program and Mini-Book (long a sound) can be used as part of program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
You can also display letter posters and coloring pages or make a letter S home or classroom book. For related images visit: Letter S Printable Activities.
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:
Drawing and writing paper: Encourage children to draw, color and decorate a spider and write letter S s.