Welcome to the Letter E where we’ll be having fun with Elephants!
Letter E Memory Verse: Even a child is known by his doings. Proverbs 20:11
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10
Large Floor Numbers: I place these on the floor and call out a number, my daughter hops to that number. You can also lay them out in random order and have your child hop to them in numerical order.
Elephant Number Matchup!This game is for counting practice. Simply cut out along the lines so you end up with individual squares. Have your child place in numerical order, or put the correct amount of mini-clothes pins on each card. I poke holes in the nose and then hook in colored Learning Resources Math Linksto each elephant. You can also use the math links to make a pattern!
Elephant Pre-Writing Practice: I laminate this and then use with Expo Dry Erase Markers. You can leave the pages whole, or cut along the lines and hole punch in the upper left corner, then bind with a key ring for a mini-book!
Letter Poking Page: I found this fun idea on Activity Mom. Instead of tracing, we are going to use a toothpick, or we have these cute Oversized Push Pins, to poke holes through the paper in the shape of the letter. Print on regular paper for easier poking, and do this one on carpet Another idea would be to hole punch along the lines of the letter as well. Both work on motor skills!
Ee Tracing Card:This is new, I made it for kiddos who aren’t quite ready for my pre-writing or writing practice books. Its large and easier to trace. You could use markers, or laminate and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers
Letter E Scavenger Hunt:Fill the box with things that start with E! Some ideas: elephant, egg, eggplant, earth, earmuffs, eagle.
Elephant Magnet Page: I use this with a cookie sheet and these pom-pom magnets I made from pom-poms and self-sticky magnets from the craft isle in Wal-mart. I also use these magnets from Amazon: Power Magnets, 0.78 inch Diameter, Assorted Colors
Elephant Lacing Card: I make sure to laminate this one for durability, then punch with a hole punch every inch or so for lacing practice. Teach them patterns to do with this as well, like up from the bottom each time, or in-out-in-out sewing. Whatever pattern you can think of.
Capital/Lowercase Ee sorting:Simple, just sort out the attached uppercase and lowercase letters.
Elephant Letter Matching: This is a fun letter matching activity, that practices both upper and lowercase letters recognition! If you’re looking for more challenge, use the uppercase card with the lowercase letter disks or visa versa! (The download includes upper and lowercase letter disks and activity cards) Click here to see the process of making the letters. Click here for the Ernie and Elmo letter matching cards.
Elephant Pattern Activity: Simply cut out the elephant pieces and use to complete the pattern!
Elephant Color Puzzles: Cut out each elephant, then cut them in half in random ways to create fun color matching puzzles.
11 x 11 Pin Geoboard: We use these to make letters, numbers, shapes etc!
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!
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 letter on 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! (Pretend like the G on the bag below is an E)
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. Since we use both upper and lowercase, I have provided both for you! Click here to download the Letter Collages:
Color Cubes: I use our Large Alphabet Lacing Cards to serve as templates for our 1″ building blocks. We pick 2 colors of blocks and do a pattern as we form the letters! We also use them for lacing practice, but this was a variation since I’ve been making the shaped lacing cards too! Click here for more fun with Creative Color Cube Activity Cards
Elephant craft: making an elephant out of shapes, she’ll glue this together, her scissor skills aren’t that great yet, so I cut them out, but put it together for you to see the finished product. Got the print out from First School.
LeapFrog Fridge Phonics: I’m only putting in vowels that we’ve covered thus far. Each day we work on the ‘sounds’ that the vowels are making, and this was a fun way to remember phonics.
Magnetic Alphabet Builders: You can download the magnetic alphabet file here. I have a Xyron 9″ laminator and I found some magnetic laminate from Joann’s. (Use a 40% off coupon as its a little pricey!) I rolled the printout through the magnetic laminate and cut it out and voila!
Letter Bead Lacing: I’ll put an index card in this box with the word “ant” so she knows the order of the letters. I got my lacing beads from Lakeshore Learning but these look more fun to me: Bead Bazaar Lacing Kits – Alphabet Lacing Kit
Play Balloon Volleyball: A good friend of mine over at 7renfros suggested a fun game called “Balloon volleyball”, its basically a toddler-friendly version of regular volleyball. Kids take turns batting a balloon up in the air, with the goal of trying to keep it off the ground as it floats downward. You can shout out words that start with the letter “E” each time you hit the balloon! Thanks Melissa, great idea!
Letter Identification: Pick out the letter “E” and “e” from the others using Magnetic Alphabet Letters and whiteboard:
Letter Hunt: I created some Letter Hunt worksheets that you can download.
Letter E Reading:
More Letter E Fun and Crafts:
- Homeschool Creations
- Delightful Learning
- Homeschool Share Alphabet Lapbooks
- Mama-Jenn Letter E
- Home Grown Hearts Letter E
For More Preschool Ideas and Activities visit Preschool Corner!