Letter S > S is for
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*Jan. or Feb.
> Chinese New
*June > Zoo and
*Oct. 21st >
Reptile Awareness Day
*Dec. 27th >
Visit the Zoo Day
Ages: 2 to 6 years old |
This is activity is a lot of fun after introducing the topic of
reptiles and snakes and to reinforce letter S.
Activities > Art Appreciation | Visual Arts > Lines
Crayon Resist and Watercolor Technique
S Snake coloring page.
presentation of how the snake resembles letter S. Demonstrate
how letter S is written in one continuous stroke.
Encourage children to first trace with their finger as if they were writing letter S inside the snake image.
Find the letter S's: Ask children to circle or fill the printed letter S's in the coloring page
(not the snake image). Count how many letter S's were found.
Art Appreciation | Visual Arts > Lines
Visit this short
presentation about lines
Have children select a favorite color of crayon. Encourage
children to make line designs inside the snake image. Talk about
lines and make a demonstration of straight, curved, wavy,
zigzag, broken, dashes and dotted, thin, thick lines, etc. Ask
children what kind of line was used to draw the snake image.
After children have made line designs on the snake they will paint
the image with watercolor, diluted tempera paints or finger
paints. Use brushes, or sponges, cotton balls for younger
children. This technique produces a really neat effect, since
the crayon will not run and the water color will stay within the
crayon markings. When it is dry its even
watercolors or diluted tempera paints, finger paints.
* paint brushes
* For young children you may
want to use, cotton balls or sponge for painting or just finger