Alphabet Letter E Elephant
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Themes Activities Materials
Alphabet >
Letter E

Crafts >
Elephant Paper Bag Puppet

Animals > Wild Mammals > Endangered > Asian Elephant

Holidays and Events >
*Jun > Zoo and Aquarium Month
*Sep 22nd > Elephant Appreciation Day
*Dec 27th > Visit the Zoo Day

Online Jigsaw Puzzles > Alphabet
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 printable activities.

Animals > Mammals > Elephant > Learn about Elephants > Include a short review about fun facts about elephants and fun flash cards to color and other resources.

The activity can be enhanced by using the matching elephant paper bag puppet as a learning helper and "assistant."

Alphabet Activities > Letter E is for Elephant

Present and display your option of alphabet printable activities.

* 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.

Encourage the children to color the elephant.

Children ages 3+:
Present the Letter E Worksheet and Mini-BooK Program
Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

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 Search: 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.

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