Letter S Crafts
We had a few days off of school for the big kids (kindergarten and second grade), so for letter S I found a big variety of arts and crafts. Many of these are open-ended art projects that older children will enjoy as well.
My Two sat on my lap and helped me use my circle cutter to punch holes in scrapbook paper. (No, I don’t find time to scrapbook anymore!) I helped my Four see how to start in the middle and glue the circles around in circles. I also helped him see where to switch to green circles for the snail’s body. He added the detail with a Sharpie. This is based off a do it yourself wall print that we saw at Polka Dot Parade (check it out- it’s absolutely stunning!).
My kids love handling spice jars and would be happy to add the spices to all my cooking, but I don’t usually let them unless it’s on a measuring spoon. We got out old spices that I don’t use and painted a paper with watery glue. Then they went to town! We learned about this spice painting project at One Inch World.
S is for Seeds
This was by far the favorite project. At first, only my Four was going to make this seed-covered S I saw at Fantastic Fun and Learning. But when his older siblings saw the muffin tray filled with colorful seeds, they both wanted to make their own. A tip: dried lentils and beans from the store are inexpensive and work great for this project! Bird seed is great too. You’ll definitely want to check out Fantastic Fun and Learning’s big collection of seed activities for preschoolers.
This was a nice cooperative project to do with my Two. I cut out the pieces and gave him black office stickers for the snowman’s eyes, mouth, and buttons. I put down the glue dots for the marshmallow snow. He really enjoyed this!
S is for Spaghetti Snake
This is from a project we did over a year ago when I did an entire alphabet craft series at Crystal and Comp. We painted the S with colored spaghetti before we turned it into a snake. Learn more about that and get your free pattern in this post.
Here’s another simple one that my Two enjoyed. I cut out the starfish and applied the glue dots. He very patiently placed the Cheerios on each dot.
This is a very simple craft using wax paper and washable paint. A tip: Put the paint on separate plates so your child cannot mix the colors together, because a muddy brown stained glass window doesn’t have the prettiest effect. 😉 When we try this again I’ll definitely follow Happy Hooligans’ tutorial exactly. Their stained glass windows are spectacular!
If you’re brave, you’ll enjoy watching your kids do splat painting. This was a great use for those tights in my dresser drawer that are just not going to fit after five kids. Nope. We prepped the floor with newspapers and a large roll of paper. We also went over some rules about how we were and were NOT going to use our splatters! Learn how to do this fun process art at Toddler Approved.
We could have given you at least eight more ideas for letter S, but there is such a thing as overdoing it!
Alphabet Curriculum for Preschool
Our curriculum includes lessons for teaching both upper and lowercase letter names and sounds. You’ll get three lessons per letter, built-in review, simple handwriting practice, rhyming, syllable counting, phonemic awareness, and a whole lot more!