Letter E >
E is for Elephant
Paper Bag Puppet
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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter E (short sound). The presentation
ideally should be part of elephant
theme activities which includes animal facts, and various other
Animals > Mammals > Elephant
Include a short review about fun facts about elephants using the flash
cards and you may want to later include an activity to assemble a
mini-book with the coloring
The activity can be enhanced
by using the matching
elephant paper bag puppet as a learning helper and
Alphabet Activities >
Letter E is for Elephant
Present and display your option of alphabet printable
materials listed in the materials column.
* Finger and handwriting tracing:
Trace letter E's in upper and lower case with your index finger as you also sound out the
letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring
page or handwriting worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter,
and explain the direction of the arrows and point to the numbers with arrows that help them trace the
letter correctly. Count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the
number order aids them in the writing process.
* Find the letter E's: Have the children find all the
letter E's in upper and lower case on the coloring page or extended
tracer and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first.
children to color the elephant.
Children ages 3+:
Present the Letter
E Worksheet and Mini-BooK Program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Display letter E posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter E classroom book with letter
E printable activities.
Children ages 4+:
Letter E Word
The four word search game features an elephant and letter E words
with pictures and handwriting practice.
For advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw an elephant behind
the page or print an elephant coloring page.
and writing paper Encourage children to draw and color an
write letter E e. Share some images of a real elephant to inspire the children.