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Alphabet > Letter S > S is for Star, Starfish, Sea Star

Animals
> Ocean | Seashore > Starfish

Holidays and Events >
*April > Int'l Week of the Ocean
*June > Zoo and Aquarium Month

Seasons > Summer > Beach theme
Starfish

Shapes | Outer space > Star theme






Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter S for a star or starfish theme. 

Animals > Ocean | Seashore > Star fish or Sea Star
Visit the starfish theme lesson plan activities for animal facts, online learning resources, crafts and other activities to incorporate with this alphabet presentation.

Outer Space theme | Shapes > Star
Visit the star theme for various activities and crafts.

Alphabet Activity > Letter S is for Star or Starfish (Sea Star)

Present the letter S six-piece online jigsaw puzzle featuring the starfish, sand dollar and sea snail 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.

Print a letter S coloring page
D'Nealian or Standard Block font
and select and print a starfish
1 | 2 coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later.  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 page.

* 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.


Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter S

1. Print present the Letter S Activity Worksheet and Mini-Book program.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

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 S words.

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 poster and worksheet.

Letter S Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The four-word search features a star, the six-word search features a starfish 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 star or starfish behind the page or print
a starfish | sea star coloring page
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2.  Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw, color and decorate a star or starfish and write letter S s.  Share some images of a real starfish to inspire the children.


Online jigsaw puzzle > Letter S
Sand dollar, sea snail, starfish

Alphabet Letter S Star or Starfish Printable Activities

Letter S coloring page
D'Nealian

Standard Block
Print a starfish coloring page behind the letter S

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


Word search & writing


Drawing & writing paper: draw a starfish & write letter S s


Printable lined-paper

Starfish | Sea Star Coloring Page
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