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> Letter S > S is for Snow 
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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter S is for snow.  

Science > Seasons | Winter > Climate & Weather >What is snow?
Snow is a type of precipitation (take a look at this fun presentation), such as rain, sleet, or hail that fall from the clouds.  The Earth's water is always in movement and the water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes this movement on, above, and below the surface of the Earth. A snowflake is an aggregate of ice crystals that forms while falling in and below a cloud

Sources:  Riding the Winds with Kalani:  A Weather Adventure and Wikipedia.org Winter holidays

Alphabet Activity:  Letter S is for Snow

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 snow image with a variety of materials.

Letter S wordsLetter 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 six word search game features a snowman 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 snow flakes and/or snowman behind the page or print a snow theme coloring page

2.  Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw, color and decorate snow flakes and/or snowman and write letter S s.  


Letter S Snow Printable Activities 

Color Poster
D'Nealian
Standard


Coloring Page
D'Nealian
Standard


Handwriting Worksheet
D'Nealian
Standard



Letter S Activity Worksheet & Mini Book
Available in D'Nealian & Standard block format


Word search & writing



Drawing  | Writing Paper
or


Printable lined-paper
(various styles)


Snow theme coloring pages:
Snow, snowmen, etc.

*coloring and writing materials

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