APR
11
2010

Prek Letter E

Welcome to the Letter E where we’ll be having fun with Elephants!

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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

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 E on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.

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

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.

 

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

 

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!

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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!
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Elephant Color by Number: We color this, paint it, or use markers. I found some that fit my 3 year old well, they’re called Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers, we also use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!

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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!
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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
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Elephant Size Sort:Put these in order small to big or big to small then discuss which is largest, smallest and medium.
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Letter E Scavenger Hunt:Fill the box with things that start with E! Some ideas: elephant, egg, eggplant, earth, earmuffs, eagle.
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Elephant Puzzle: Cut along the guides for a fun 6 piece beginner’s puzzle!
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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
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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.

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Capital/Lowercase Ee sorting:Simple, just sort out the attached uppercase and lowercase letters.

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Elephant Graphing: I laminate this and then have them either color in the dots with Expo Dry Erase Markers, or put bingo markers or little valentine heart candies on it.

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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.

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

Elephant Cutting Practice: Simple print and let your child try cutting along the lines!

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Elephant Pattern Activity: Simply cut out the elephant pieces and use to complete the pattern!

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Elephant Color Puzzles: Cut out each elephant, then cut them in half in random ways to create fun color matching puzzles.

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11 x 11 Pin Geoboard: We use these to make letters, numbers, shapes etc!

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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)

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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

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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.
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Kumon ABCs Uppercase Write & Wipe Flash Cards, they also have lowercase cards and Numbers.

Family Fun Night: Have some enchiladas and watch Madagascar – Escape 2 Africa or The Prince of Egypt

Letter E Reading:

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More Letter E Fun and Crafts:

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Comments

  1. Little Bro just loved doing the E is for elephants work! So glad I bought your letter of the week curriculum!Have a nice week and thanks for all that you do, Erica:)

  2. We just finished letter E! I will have to tuck away some of these ideas for when we come back to it!

  3. WOW! That is alot of E work! You are amazing! I am so glad I am a follower!

  4. This is great! We are starting E on Monday. Thanks so much for all your hard work. We have loved doing your A-D activities along with our other curriculum so far. I can't wait to start E now!!

  5. These are tons of activities for the letter…Thanks for the download.

  6. Oh sure I don't check over the weekend and that's when you post E! So glad you did elephants, ER will love this unit☺ Been waiting for it.

  7. Wow, that's a busy week of E work, so many wonderful activities.

  8. Incidentally, we read Babar books this week (which I disliked, but my 3 year old liked a lot), and perhaps she might be in the mood for some elephant fun. Thanks for keeping these wonderful entries going, Erica!

  9. I love the lower case elephant – did you come up with it yourself or did you get the idea somewhere else? I just love it!!!! If I had an extra day with my preschoolers we would so being doing a letter like craft like your elephant!! thanks so much!!

  10. ANGELA: LOL! Thanks, I sort of made that one up myself, stretching it a bit!

  11. kimberly robbins says:

    My michaels is no longer carrying those wooden discs. The biggest size they have now is 1.25 inch in a variety pack. Looking to see if I can find them elsewhere.

  12. Tiffany Griffin says:

    I tried purchasing the letter a week curric , and it will not let me. Is there something up , or should i wait a few days.?

  13. None of the Letter E printables are working!? Is it just me?

  14. Forgive me if I’m missing the obvious, in my defense, I am pregnant and sometimes do find myself feeling silly lately for not understanding simple concepts, but I just do not understand the elephant graphing activity!! My daughter and I are going through your curriculum that I purchased and we love so far! Could you please explain to me exactly what is supposed to be done on those pages? Thanks in advance!!

  15. Hi Erica, I was trying to print some of your E printables but I keep running into a problem. It keeps taking me to a website called 4shared.com. Is that right? I am a little apprehensive about downloading anything so I thought I’d ask. Thanks for your help and for all you do!

  16. Hello!
    I love what you do! This is my first year doing homeschool with my first child and I’m pretty excited! I love the magnet pages especially! However, every time I click on the link to download your wonderful pages, the links no longer work. I don’t want to take away from your profits so if this is on purpose I’m sorry!

  17. These activities look awesome,but I’m confused as to how to download. It’s says click here to download but all I’m getting is junk programs and toolbars??? I’ve now got a new search engine that I really don’t want I can’t delete.

  18. I’m having the same trouble with downloading. I’ve used your site in the past and now with my next child I’m trying to get the printables for each letter but I can’t figure out how to download. There are multiple “Download” buttons on the 4shared site but they all seem to be junk so I’m afraid to go through with the download. Is there another way? I purchased your K4 curriculum a couple years ago but it doesn’t contain all of the files I want like the Do a dot pages.

  19. HI, FIRST OF ALL I GOTTA SAY THAT I LOVE YOUR PAGUE AND I THINK THAT YOU ARE A REALLY NICE PERSON SHARING WITH ALL OF US ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU HAVE IN YOUR PAGUE. I’M A NEW HOME SCHOOL MOM, I WILL STAR NEXT MONTH AND I DID SOME PURCHASING FOR YOUR WEB, ONLY THAT I HAVE A QUESTION ON YOU WORKBOXES; HOW DO YOU WORK WITH THE ALPHABET? IS IT ONE ACTIVITY OF THE LETTER OF THE DAY? OR DO YOU WORK 2 ACTIVITIES AT THE TIME PER DAY, EXAMPLE LETS SAY THAT THE LETTER OF THE WEEK IS A, YOU HAVE HER DO THE Letter E Do-A-Dot Page AND THE LETTER POKING PAGE ONE DAY AND NEXT DAY TWO MORE ACTIVITIES OR HOW? PLEASE CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO ME, THANK YOU SO MUCH. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY.

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