Letter E >
E is for Elf
Holidays and Events
* December >
Christmas > Santa
Claus, elves and reindeers
Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter E (short sound).
an elf? An elf is an imaginary small creature that looks
like a human with magical powers. The most popular modern elves
are the Christmas elves or Santa Claus' elves.
Visit the elf theme
lesson plan activities, for printable crafts, only story time to
incorporate with this alphabet activity.
Letter E is for Elf
Present and display your option of alphabet printable
materials listed in the materials column.
Present and display the poster and distribute
your choice of coloring page for a first introduction for younger children or extended handwriting practice tracer for advanced
Pre-K and higher.
* 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 tracer. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter
with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil
and explain the direction of the arrows and point to the numbers with arrows that help them trace the
letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want
to 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. Visit each child to make sure they
have identified the letter E's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
Letter E words: Letter
E Activity Worksheet Program and Mini-Book
This activity worksheet and mini-book can be used as part of Letter
E program of activities
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related E words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Focus on the short E sound: First 'brainstorm' and
ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and
write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with
examples. You can print letter 'e' in a different bright color to
make it stand out. If you have illustrated alphabet books you
can also use images in them. You can also display letter posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter E classroom book. For
related images visit: Letter
E Printable Materials.
Letter E Word
Search & Handwriting Practice
The search game features letter E words
with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper. Have children draw, color and decorate an
elf coloring page 1
or 2 behind the lined
paper or select and print an behind the lined-paper to color after writing
2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw
and color an elf and practice writing
letter E e.
*coloring and writing materials