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Letter E Activities for Preschoolers

Let’s explore the Letter E!

Here you will find plenty of ideas for planning out letter E preschool activities. These ideas and word lists are organized into categories so you can pick and choose as you plan out learning activities for your little one. They are designed to give your child new learning experiences as they discover and learn more about the world around them.

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Letter E Activities for Preschoolers

  • Paint the letter E with water on a chalkboard or sidewalk and watch it evaporate.
  • Practice writing the letter E in shaving cream (you can explore evaporation with this activity, too)
  • Make the letter E out of playdough
  • Make Your Own Erosion by SciShow Kids
  • Be an explorer – gather things like: a magnifying glass, a notebook, pencils, and crayons – and then head to a park, a lake or even out back, to explore!
  • Watch a show with your preschooler
    • Esther (Veggie Tales)
    • Elmo in Grouchland
    • Elmo’s World (Sesame Street Series)
  • Listen to the song, The Entertainer by Scott Joplin (Free School Radio on Youtube)

Letter E Sound

The letter E makes two sounds /e/ as in egg and long /e/ where it says its own name.

Fun Fact!

Did you know the letter E is the most used letter in the English Alphabet?

Animals That Start With E

Suggested activities: visit a zoo, read preschool stories or magazines about animals, watch nature videos, play with plastic animals, animal puzzles or animal puppets, draw or color animals
What can you teach? what they look like, what sounds they make, what they eat, where they live, and other interesting facts

  • eagle
  • elephant
  • elk
  • emu
  • earthworm

Letter E Crafts for Preschoolers

Easy, fun Letter E craft ideas for preschoolers.

  • Letter E Craft (Elmo) by School Time Snippets
  • Envelope E! Craft by No Time for Flashcards
  • E is for Eyes
    • Use the block Letter E worksheet (from the worksheets below ) and stick wiggle eyes on it.
  • Eggshells collage
    • Use the block Letter E worksheet and glue eggshells on it. (You might want to save your dyed Easter eggshells for this project)

Letter E Bible

Suggested Activities: You can read about these Bible figures in a child’s Bible like My First Hands-On Bible or The Beginner’s Bible. You can also watch episodes of Superbook (older preschoolers) or Beginners Bible on Amazon Prime or Youtube.

  • How God created the earth (story of creation)
  • Elijah
  • Esther

Letter E Books

Here are my favorite Letter E books.

Foods That Start With E

Suggested Activity:

  1. Make green eggs and ham! (Just add food coloring)
  2. Make egg salad in a ziplock bag ( give your child a hardboiled egg in a ziplock bag. Add a little mayonnaise, mustard salt, and pepper and let them gently squish the bag to mix up the egg salad )

A few more foods that start with E

  • eggplant
  • eclair
  • enchilada


Suggested activities: 

  • evaporation
  • Everglades
  • erosion
  • echo
  • eraser
  • eyes
  • ears
  • elbow
  • earth
  • earthquake – preschool-friendly video, not scary (by SciShow Kids on YouTube)
  • elevator

Letter E Worksheets for Preschoolers

If your child enjoys worksheets here are some free Letter E worksheets you can print and download.

Letter E worksheet collage.

You can find more ideas to use with the Letter E ( and other letters ) in Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers.

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