Letter building and letter recognition are foundational skills built throughout preschool and kindergarten. In preschool, specifically encouraging and practicing motor skills should come at the top of the list. There is an excess of cute letter activities out there for teachers all around the world. It can be a bit overwhelming to find the correct letter activities for your classroom! Our teachers have compiled a collection of letter S activities that will not only keep your preschoolers engaged, but also teach them the importance of having fun with letters!
1. S is for Sand
Bringing out the sand buckets is always a fun activity for students. By using letter cards have students draw the letters they see in the sand. They will love to practice building letters with this awesome letter S activity.
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2. Letter S Scavenger Hunt
This letter learning activity is a great way to practice the sound letter S makes. By listening and searching they will be able to make a connection of the letter to life in your preschool classroom or at home!
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3. S is for Snake
4. S is For Snow
This adorable construction papercraft is toddler-approved! Your students and toddlers at home will love making a connection between their learning and maybe the snow they see outside. It's great for a take-home snow day activity.
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5. S Is For Straw
6. S Is For Sprinkles
Sensory bags, sensory bags, sensory bags! Your students will love playing with sensory bags in the classroom. They will especially love the colors of these sprinkles. Just add the sprinkles to a zip lock baggy and use it with stations or as a whole class activity!
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7. S Is For Salt Painting
Salt painting is an impeccable way to enhance learners' letter recognition. Not only is it colorful and engaging, but also easy for students to practice letter shape! They will also love to take their creations home or see them hanging in the classroom.
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8. Snakes and Patterns
S is yet again for snake. An easy way to include motions and dance moves into your teaching. While also creative adorable letter crafts like these pipe-cleaner snakes. Use small or big beads depending on your child's skill level. Oh and don't forget the googly eyes!
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9. S Sound Puzzles
A challenging activity for preschoolers at home or in the classroom. Print and laminate the puzzle pieces for a station or for a whole group lesson with your kiddos.
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10. S is For Sun
A simple activity using sounds, a piece of paper, and some glue that is sure to keep your students engaged and your classroom decorated!
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11. Color Me Sunny
An all-time teacher and student favorite is hands-down coloring. Take a look at these adorable letter S coloring sheets that your students will love!
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12. Snowman Shapes Activity
13. S Dotting Craft
A super simple activity using just a cotton swab, paint, and paper - this will not only have students practicing their letter S building but also will genuinely foster their fine motor skills.
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14. S Is For Star
Based on your students' skills level, this is a great activity for preschoolers. Assess their motor skills with a glue and shape activity like this.
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15. Tissue Paper Practice
Tissue paper practice is super fun because your students will LOVE crunching the little balls. Just outline the letter in glue and let your students do the rest.
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16. S is for Seahorse
A super adorable letter S activity that your students will love to create. Tie this in with an under the sea or ocean theme to foster a cross-curriculum agenda!
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17. Feed the Shark
This activity is used in many classrooms in the morning meeting. My students love feeding the letter of the day to our big shark cut out.
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18. S Is For Sea
S is for sea! Students will love the colors of this activity, while they also will love showing off their skills.
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19. S Sounds
Letter stamps can be super fun, but so can these bingo markers! Making connections to the letter will be a great way to practice preschoolers' letters.
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20. Drive The S
Another driving activity. You could use this for a variety of letters and students will be totally engaged with driving the different shapes and talking about all of the different paths they're able to drive!
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