Alphabet Letter S School bus
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Activities Materials
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter S is for school bus.  Ideally, include these activities and materials as part of a related educational theme.  Review suggestions in the themes column.

School bus Theme and Craft Activities:
Include this lesson plan within the school bus theme that addresses safety issues and matching bus craft.

Alphabet Activity > Letter S is for School bus

Print and display alphabet letter S printable materials of your choice in the materials column.

* Finger and Pencil Tracing
Trace the letter S's with your finger in upper and lower case as you also sound out the letter.  Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page.   Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, regular or coloring pencil.  Demonstrate the direction of the arrows and to pay attention to the number that helps them trace the letter correctly. (ages 3.5+).  During the demonstration, you may want to emphasize that the letter is is one continuous stroke.

*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 or trace/shade them first.  Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter S's and then discuss the locations with the poster.

*Coloring Activity
:  Encourage the children to color the school bus image with a variety of materials.

Letter S words
Letter S Activity Page and Mini Book This page and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter S program of activities to reinforce letter S practice and to identify related s words. 
Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Discuss other letter S words and images (refer to letter activity worksheet above or select other letter S coloring page images):  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 example.  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  S posters and coloring pages or even make a letter S classroom book.  For related images visit:  Letter S Printable Materials and make your choice.

Letter S Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The word search game features 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 school bus behind the page or print a school bus coloring page 1 or 2.

2. Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw, color and decorate a school bus and write letter S s.
letter s school bus color poster
Color Poster

letter s school bus coloring page
Coloring Page

letter s school bus handwriting worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet

letter s worksheet and mini book
Letter S Worksheet & Mini Book
D'Nealian & Standard block

letter s word search and handwriting
Word search & writing

drawing and writing paper
Drawing | Writing Paper


Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

school bus coloring pages

School bus coloring pages
1 and 2

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