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Alphabet Letter E Eel Theme
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> Letter E > E is for Eel

Animals >
Ocean | Aquatic > Eel

Holidays and Events > April > Int'l Week of the Ocean
June > Zoo and Aquarium Month
December 27th > Visit the Zoo Day

Numbers > Eel number two-2 worksheet

Online jigsaw puzzles

Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter E > long e sound.

1.  Animals > Ocean or Freshwater > Fish > Eel
The eel is a long fish that looks like a snake.  Eels live in freshwater and salt water.  The electric eel is not a true eel.

Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Eel
Skill:  Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with an eel image.  The default puzzle is 6 pieces.  Click on the change cut button to change shape and number of pieces.

2.  Alphabet Activity > Letter E is for Eel

Present and display this fun color poster of an eel and your option of letter E printable activities in the materials column.

Children age 3 and under:
* Print
letter E coloring page
D'Nealian or Standard Block font
and an eel coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later.  Discuss other letter E words found on the worksheet.

* Finger Tracing:
Trace letter E's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter.  Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page.

* Children can trace and color the letter E's.  After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the eel coloring page and write letter E e and the word eel on the margins.

Children ages 3+:

Present the Letter E Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program.   Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Display letter E posters and coloring pages or make a letter E classroom book with letter E printable activities.

Children ages 5+:
Letter E Word Search:
A four word search game features the eel and letter E words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw an eel behind the page or print a eel coloring page

2.  Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw and color an eel and write letter E e.  Share some images of a real eel to inspire the children.

Additional activities > 
Numbers > Eel Theme Number Two Worksheet
Practice counting and writing number two.

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