Alphabet Letter E Earwig
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter E > long e sound. The
presentation ideally should be part of insects
themed activities and/or crafts.
Animals > Insects > Earwig
The earwig is a mostly nocturnal insect that likes cool, humid places. It has a pair of appendages that resemble pincers in the abdomen section of the body. It doesn't transmit diseases and is harmless to humans and animals. There are few issues reported with crop damage, but they do eat foliage, both leaves and petals.
Online resource: Earwig @ wikipedia.org
> Insect body parts review > Print this earwig coloring page
label and identify the main insect body parts: head, antennae, thorax, abdomen and six legs.
Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Earwig
Skills: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish. An online puzzle the children will enjoy with an earwig image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces and adjustable.
Earwig online puzzle
Letter E coloring page
Letter E Worksheet & Mini Book
D'Nealian & Standard font
long E sound
Word Search & Handwriting
Drawing & writing paper
Alphabet Activity > Letter E is for Earwig
Present and display your option of letter E printable activities in the materials column.
- coloring & writing supplies
Children Age 3 and under:
- Print letter E coloring
Block font and an earwig coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to
decorate later. Discuss other letter E words found on the worksheet.
- Finger Tracing:
Trace letter E'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 E's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the earwig coloring page and write letter E e and the word earwig on the margins.
Children ages 3+ to 6:
Present the Letter E Worksheet and Mini Book Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book. These materials can be used as part of a program of activities to reinforce letter recognition, initial handwriting practice and to identify related E words.
Display letter E posters and coloring pages or make a letter E classroom book with letter E printable activities.
Finger and Pencil Tracing: Trace letter E'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, 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 E's: Have the children find all the letter E's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them first.
Letter E Word Search: A four word search game features the earwig and letter E words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced Handwriting Practice:
- Print your choice of printable
lined-paper. Have children draw an earwig behind the lined
paper or select and print an earwig coloring page found in the
- Drawing and writing paper: Encourage children to draw and color an earwig and write letter E e.