Looking for letter E activities for preschool?
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After compiling a giant set of alphabet activities with my older boys, I’m doing a letter a week with my just-turned-three-year-old. Have you been following along? This week we did fewer activities than usual because we were fighting a pretty nasty bug. But we still packed in quite a bit of learning!
Letter E Activities
I like to print my simple alphabet books complete with full color photographs. Such a great vocabulary builder and a fun way to practice the letter’s sound together! (“/eh/, /eh/ eggplant!”)
He also really loves my letter books of songs and rhymes. One time through is never enough!
For letters C and D we did mostly process art activities. This time I wanted to try some traditional crafts. While these may not have a lot of benefit for older preschoolers, they are a great learning experience for my Three.
Each craft was a puzzle of sorts – he had to figure out where to put the pieces. He did this one all on his own, as you can see ;). Learn more about this craft (and where we got our free pattern) in our round up of letter E crafts.
Not only did he have to figure out where to place the shapes, but he also got practice with a glue stick. He usually wants me to do all the gluing, but I got him to try it himself for this one. He decided that he wanted a sad Elmo! Learn more and find out where we got the free pattern.
Are you wondering what this has to do with letter E? Well, it doesn’t. It was actually a review activity of letters we’ve learned previously. I pulled out my ABC picture cards and helped my Three sort them by beginning sound.
“Let’s look at this picture. /c/, /c/, cat! We’ll put it under /c/, /c/, c. Now this one. /d/, /d/, dinosaur! It goes under /d/, /d/, d.”
By the end he was starting to be able to isolate the beginning sounds of words. Matching words that have the same beginning sound is something he’s still not ready for.
This was a fun math activity! We used the excavator mat from Learning the Alphabet. Then my Three rolled the numbered die (which I created using a blank die) and put that many rocks next to the excavator. He was busy with this for a long time.
I cut up the puzzles from Learning the Alphabet, and we worked together on these. Finding the right pieces and lining them up wasn’t the issue; having the patience to get them to line up exactly was hard for him. He doesn’t usually display as many perfectionist tendencies as my oldest son, but now I’m not so sure!
Of course, we love to read! These were some of our favorites from our collection of letter E books. I was thrilled that my boys loved But No Elephants as much as I did when I was a kid. That’s definitely one to own!
For a sensory activity, I cut up some of the pictures from Learning the Alphabet and put them inside of Easter eggs. Then he dug for them in this bin of colored rice. He liked opening and closing the eggs (great for fine motor!), and running his hands through the rice.
Together, we worked at finding upper and lowercase e’s in my letter find page (I’m still working on these, so watch for the free printable collection soon!). This was a nice whole alphabet activity because we identified other letters that he knew as well.
All your links in one spot!
- Little Letter E Book (songs and rhymes)
- Letter E Dot Sticker Page
- My Letter E Book (with photos)
- Letter E Crafts
- Learning the Alphabet: get the whole series for just $10 or get Letter E for free
- Letter E Book List
- Alphabet picture cards
Is your child ready for more of a challenge?
My little guy just turned 3. If you have an older child or one who’s simply ready for the next step, try some of these!
- Try more letter E math activities.
- Do some letter E handwriting pages.
- Try Beginning Sound Cover with poker chips.
- Clip the pictures on our beginning sound clip cards.
- Practice beginning sounds with our match mats.
- Do a beginning sound coloring page.
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