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

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

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Song time Ideas:
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 Match-up: 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 Links to 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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Note: To get all of the games in my Letter of the Week curriculum, please check out the curriculum in my store!

 

Letter Poking Page: I like to use a toothpick and punch holes along the lines of each letter. Then you can put them up on a window and see the letter shine through! It works both fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Plus it’s fun! We also 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: 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 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, 0.75 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: This is a simple activity, but great for learning your letters! 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! Click here to see the process of making the letters. Click here for the Ernie and Elmo letter matching cards.

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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. I used 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

 

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The Letter of the Week is a full 26 week preschool course designed to give your student a head-start on preparing for kindergarten! It is a 26 week curriculum that’s full of educational activities that focus on the letter recognition, sounds, number recognition, counting, basic math skills, pre-writing practice, and all the necessary fine-motor skills that will be required for your preschooler to be ready for kindergarten! Included are weekly lesson plans that cover all the subjects a preschooler needs and more!

 

34 Comments

  1. I would love to download your things but 4shared is complete crap and I can’t figure out how to download it. please please find a new way for people to get your files! I’m so disappointed this stuff would have been perfect.

    Ash
    1. Hi Ash,
      I agree, we’re trying to figure out a replacement for them as there are hundreds of files hosted there for me right now.

      I’m emailing you download instructions to hopefully help. I’m so sorry they make it so hard! It didn’t used to be like that, but unfortunately they’ve sold out to advertising…

      If you don’t want to deal with downloading them all one at a time, you can download the whole thing from my store:
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      erica
      1. I am also having the same problem. I have printed from your page a few times before and loved your stuff. I was so excited to sit down and finally motivated to work on getting stuff ready for my preschooler and now I am just so disappointed. Hoping you get a replacement soon. 🙁

        Saunseray Benjamin
  2. I paid for the total curriculum and am starting to work through it with my daughter. I am confused about what the purpose of Elephant graphing is. Is she just counting and filling in the number of boxes equal to the number of elephants pictured?

    Amber
  3. HI,
    I am a special education teacher and I have a student who is way below grade level. (5th grade learning her letters). I have printed out some of your materials for her and they have been great. I am unable to print out the tracing letter e. It goes to 4share but says the file is not there. I haven’t had any trouble with the other pages I wanted. Could I possibly ask you to send it to me? Thanks so very much, Kara

    kara
  4. Hi! I’m trying to download some of the activities but the website they link to is not working and my computer states the site is harmful. Is there another way to download the activities under printables? Thanks!

    Cari
  5. Hi, I have just discovered your website and its fantastic. Thank you for sharing everything with us. I have just downloaded and printed all of the activities for A is for Apple but none of the other link on other letters seem to be working. Is there another way to download?

    Tenielle

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