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Snake Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Story

Snake Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Story

Let's learn and have fun with another very interesting animal: the snake.

Review printable activities available and make a display and practice alphabet letter S.


  • printer
  • white paper or card stock
  • coloring tools
  • scissors
  • stapler
Activity > Learning About Snakes

  1. A snake is a reptile. What are reptiles?
    A reptile is a cold-blooded animal with a skeleton inside its body and dry scales or hard plates on its skin. Most reptiles lay eggs with soft, leathery shells. Some kinds of reptiles live in water, but use their noses to breathe air into their lungs. Lizards, turtles, snakes, and crocodiles are kinds of reptiles. Most reptiles have short legs, but snakes creep on the ground without legs.

  2. A snake is a long, narrow reptile that has scales but no legs. Some snakes catch food by paralyzing their prey with poison. Constrictor snakes squeeze their prey to death. Other snakes and most lizards sneak into nests to eat eggs, or camouflage themselves to they can catch passing insects or other small animals.

  3. Poster or coloring activity: Print and read the Letter S Snake poster or coloring format in the links provided in the materials column. This can later be assembled to make flash cards or a mini-book.

  4. Holidays > Chinese New Year > The snake is one of the twelve animals represented in the Chinese Zodiac.
Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Snake > Skills: Problem solving, bilingual resources English and Spanish

Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun snake image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces and adjustable.

Activity > Alphabet letter S Snake printable activities > Visit these lesson plan to present the letter S for different age levels.

Activity > Bible > Please explain to the children that another word for snake is serpent. Here are links to the International Children's Bible.

Genesis 3: The serpent in the garden of Eden
Exodus 4:1-17: Proof for Moses > God turns Moses staff into a snake.

Online Animal Story Video > Jake the Snake

Enjoy this fun rhyming story of Jake the Snake that ends up going on a very surprising journey!

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