NOV
17
2009

Prek Letter S

Welcome to the Letter S! We will be having fun with snowmen this week! Hope you enjoy!

Letter S Memory Verse:
Seek the Lord while He may be found. Isaiah 55:6
Submit yourselves, then to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
Click here to download the S verse puzzles (I use these with my 2nd grader, not prek!)

For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books:
ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses

Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter S on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.

Song time:
Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1
Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2

Letter S Handwriting worksheet:

Letter S letter hunt story: I either have her circle the letter S’s that she finds, or mark them with a do-a-dot marker for fun! You could also use clear bingo chips or put them in page protectors to re-use as well!

Letter S Tracing: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills.

Snowman Scissor Skills! I’ve been wanting to do more scissor skills, so decided to add an activity for my alphabet packs! Just print and cut along the lines. I’ll be doing these for future letters and changing up the patterns as well.

Letter Ss Do-A-Dot Page: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!

Snowman Cut and Paste: A new activity I’m trying out, let me know what you think. Cut out the snowman and paste on a blue background, or better yet, paint a background! Add some cotton balls for snow!

Snowman Letter Bead Lacing! I’ll put an index card in this box with the word ‘snowman’ so she knows the order of the letters. I got my lacing beads from Lakeshore Learning but these from Amazon look more fun to me: Bead Bazaar Lacing Kits – Alphabet Lacing Kit (maybe Christmas!)

Snowman Pattern Activity: Use the pieces to practice early patterning, a great pre-math skill!

Snowman Color Matching: Match the correct colored scarf to the hat for each snowman!

Capital/Lowercase Ss sorting: Simple, just sort the uppercase and lowercase letters using the attached snowmen.

Snowman Letter Match: I ended up making my own letters as I wanted lowercase and she didn’t have them. Click here to see the process of making the letter disks. If you’re looking for more challenge, use the uppercase card with the lowercase letter disks or visa versa, the download includes both upper and lowercase letter disks and activity cards!

(Please note, the original idea for this game came from Tot School and Carisa’s blog.)

Letter S Scavenger Hunt: fill your box with things that start with S! Ideas: sock, sandwhich, spoon, spider, sheep, shoe.

Snowman Size Sort: Sort these guys biggest to smallest, or visa versa. Discuss which is largest, smallest, medium!

Snowman Puzzle: Cut along the lines for a 6 piece fun puzzle.

Snowman Pre-writing Skills: I laminate then hole punch the upper left corner, and bind with a keyring. Then we use dry-erase to practice our pre-writing.

Snowman Number Practice: I laminate cut along the lines, then hole punch the upper left corner, and bind with a keyring. Then we use dry-erase to practice our numbers.

Snowman Magnet Page: I either use These Power Magnets from Amazon, or homemade pom-pom magnets I made from sticky backed circle magnets from Wal-mart:

Snowman Lacing Card: I laminate this one for sure, just for durability. Cut it out and hole punch every inch or so. Teach your child how to make patterns while lacing, for example go in-out-in-out, or always go up from the bottom, see the different lacing patterns you can make!

Snowman Graphing: I laminate then hole punch the upper left corner, and bind with a keyring. Then we use dry-erase to color in the graph bar. You could also use a manipulative like seeds, or you can use the snowflakes from the Snowman Number Cards game as well!

Snowman Coloring: You can color this, paint it, or we like to use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!

Snowman Number Cards: You can use these little guys in a couple ways; Have your child put them in numerical order, put mini-clothes pins on them (the correct number of pins based on the number on the card) or colored paperclips. I added little snowflake counters for you to use. She was tired of counting, so I had her put them in numerical order instead.

Snowflake Matching Game: Print 2 copies of this one, leave one whole, and cut the other into pieces and use as a matching game!

Snowman Building: These activities are great for spatial relations, patterns, logical reasoning, geometric concepts, & computation skills. I tried to make these regular m&m; colors so you can use the real thing if you want to! Click here to see more CREATIVE COLOR CUBE ACTIVITY CARDS!

Snowman Large Floor Numbers: These are 8x10ish and I cut them out and put them on the floor in mixed or numerical order. Then we play a game where I call out a number and she hops to it! Great for number recognition and a little exercise as well!

Finger Tracing Paint Bag: This is simple and fun, I filled a bag with tempura paint, you could also use cheap shaving cream. Then I’ll tape it to her desk for her to practice writing her S and s in using her finger. You could also skip the bag and put shaving cream on your counter if you’re feeling brave ;o) After we do the letters we do numbers, shapes, and whatever else we can think of! (Sorry, i used the picture from Letter D because I’m lazy!)

I found a new use for our Large Alphabet Lacing Cards! First we traced the letters with her finger, then we used our 1″ building blocks to make the letter S and s. She also picked 2 colors of blocks and did a pattern as she made her letters! We also use them for lacing practice, but this was a new variation since I’ve been making the shaped lacing cards too!

Letter Collage Worksheets: The download includes letters A-Z as well as a collage idea sheet. We use the collage items as objects to decorate our letters for an alphabet book. We also color, paint, and stamp them, we glued Straw(raffia) to this “S”. Since we use both upper and lowercase, I have provided both for you! Click here to download the Letter Collages:

Kumon ABCs Uppercase Write & Wipe Flash Cards: Always turns into this…

11 x 11 Pin Geoboard: We use these to make letters, numbers, shapes etc! (Sorry I used the Letter M pic because I’m lazy, but you get the point :o)

Cottonball Snowman Craft: Using a sharpie, draw the outline of a snowman (3 circles sm, med, lg) on construction paper. Have kids glue cotton balls or marshmallows all over the circles to form snowman. Punch small circles and cut hat shape from black construction paper for eyes, buttons and hat. Cut small triangles from orange paper for the nose. Glue on pretzel sticks for arms! Sprinkle with glitter glue for snow!

Don’t Break the Ice game: I figured with the snowy theme, this game went along quite well, not to mention its super fun!

Letter Hunt: I created some Letter Hunt worksheets that you can download.

Foam Letter Builders: I cut the shapes from foam and let her use them to make the letters. You could also use my Magnetic Letter Builders as well!

Family Fun Night: Make shrimp tacos, (or soup and sandwiches) and watch:
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Edible Snowballs: Click here for the recipe!

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More Letter S ideas and Crafts:

Snowman Reading!
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Comments

  1. Thanks we will be using some of these in a few weeks.

  2. You've done it again! These are great!

  3. I LOVE this snowman theme. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  4. Wow, you really have gone all out! These are wonderful…so professional. Thank you for sharing your worksheets and your ideas. My favorite was the laminated strips on the ring…a new take on it. We use dry erase too.I'm your newest follower too.

  5. Very nice post! great ideas, thanks so much for sharing!laura from California

  6. These are great ….I have a question Do you have a templete of your letter tree????

  7. Hi, I don't have a template for the tree, I bought a bulletin board set from our teaching supply store. I do have a template for the letter's to put on the tree though. Here's a link:http://www.4shared.com/account/file/129179160/47cf7b73/ChickaboomAlpha.html

  8. Wonderful! I know what DD is going to be getting for Christmas. A set of letter S activities!! Thanks!Is there an easy way to make the lettermatch printable? I want to that with family photos and use those style letters. Thanks!Christi

  9. Thanks so much for posting your wonderful creations. I've been on your blog lots but just started with the letter A last week. Fun, fun! It is a blessing that you take the time to post/share your ideas with us : )Brandi

  10. Re: Letter Match – you could make your own photo pages, just add circles that are 1.375" x 1.375" and the font I used is a free font called 'Print Clearly'. Just google it and download then you can type it in your family photo cards.

  11. Wow! I can't wait to use these! I love the scarf match! Awesome job!

  12. We are so blessed that you share the wonderful talents the Lord has given you with all of us! Thank you :)

  13. You are so talented! Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas!! I love them all.

  14. I love all the things you did with Snowmen! I have to remember to make Selena a tracing bag, I just love that idea!

  15. I love-love-love your letter posts and printables. We will definitely use Snowman theme – I just can't decide when. We don't really get snow here, you know :)

  16. Wow, great post! I'll be stealing lots of ideas!

  17. Thanks for this! We will be using it this week.

  18. I clicked over from Chasing Cheerios – holy wow! What a wonderful post! I linked to this on my weekly roundup – thanks so much for sharing!

  19. Oh my goodness, my printer is going to be so tired after I print all of these amazing activities. Thank you so much for a sharing them all!

  20. Thank you for sharing, I love the colors and activities.

  21. I am usually lamenting that my 23 month old is growing up too quickly – but great activities like these make me think, "just a little bit faster buddy!" :) He'll definitely be able to do some of the easier ones though – and he knows his letter S! :)

  22. Wish that I had stumbled across your blog before I planned my winter units! Great resources – thanks for sharing!

  23. Thank you so much for sharing your hard work. We are loving your activities!

  24. Karina is outside making a real snowman. When she comes in, we will make the one of cottonballs. Thanks for the idea.

  25. Great ideas! I am using many of them and also put a link in a recent blog post I wrote -check it out if you would like to. http://theunworkingmom.blogspot.com/2011/01/mommy-time-winter-unit.html

  26. I love all your matching activities. Great unit!

  27. Will be linking to this post tomorrow for my Frugal Fun post on having an indoor snow play day. http://www.pennysaved-pennyearned.comThanks so much for your wonderful ideas!

  28. These are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I will be sure to put them to good use and have linked to you on my blog:http://www.mydeliciousambiguity.com/2011/01/free-printables-to-teach-winter.html Have a great day!

  29. We loved this unit! You can read all about our Letter S adventures at : http://www.livingwiththreeboys.com/2011/03/learning-and-lesson-plans_13.html

  30. Glad I checked this out! The coloring page isn’t included in the Letter S of your Letter of the Week curriculum. Glad I was able to find a good coloring sheet before we did this (tomorrow, lol.) :)

  31. Can’t wait to start on the letter “S” this week! Just wanted to say thank you for another great week! Since we’re in AZ and it’s getting in the 90′s this week, I think we’ll incorporate some “Sun” activities too…hope they don’t melt the snowmen :)

  32. Hi! I love your blog!! We are doing ‘S’ this week as well, and our theme is snow and snowmen too! I wanted to let you know of a craft my PreKers love (and the older grades are all jealous!) If you take Elmer’s glue and mix it with shaving cream (the foamy white kind… I use Barbassol) in equal parts, you can paint it on pictures. When it dries, it dries puffy! We have made snowmen and snowflakes with this method, and the kids love it because it really looks like snow on the paper!

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