Letter S > S is
for Sand dollar
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suggestions to present letter S.
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Alphabet Activity > Letter S is for Sand dollar
Present the letter S six-piece online
jigsaw puzzle featuring the sand dollar, sea snail and starfish to practice problem solving and view letter S in
upper and lower case. Adjust number or pieces using the Change
Cut button on the left.
Present and display this your option of letter S printable activities
in the materials column.
Children Age 3 and under:
letter S coloring page
Block font and select and print a sand
dollar coloring page
behind it or on a separate page if using paints to
Discuss other letter S words found on the worksheet.
* Finger Tracing:
Trace letter S'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
* Children can trace and color the letter S's. After completing
coloring the letter,
encourage children to color the ocean theme image. Write the word
sand dollar on the finished coloring page.
Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter S
1. Select and print the handwriting worksheet (ages 4+) and present the Letter
S Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Letter S words: The worksheet and matching mini-book can be used as part of
a Letter S program of activities
to reinforce letter recognition, initial handwriting practice and to identify related
Discuss other letter S words and images (refer to activity
worksheet above): 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 S 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 S posters and
coloring pages or make a letter S classroom book. For
related images visit:
Letter S Printable Materials.
*Finger and Pencil Tracing:
*Trace letter S's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the
letter. Invite the children to do the same on your worksheet. 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 numbers (on the
upper right corner) 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 S's: Have the children find all the
letter S's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
them first. Visit each child to make sure they
have identified the letter S's and then discuss the locations with the
Letter S Word
Search & Handwriting Practice
The six word search game features a sand dollar and letter
S words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw a sand dollar behind
the page or print a sand
dollar coloring page 1
and writing paper Encourage children to draw, color and
decorate a starfish and
write letter S s. Share some images of a real sand dollar to inspire the children.