Let’s explore the Letter E!
Here you will find plenty of fun activities for planning out letter E preschool activities. These ideas and letter E words 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
This is a collection of fun hands-on activities for young children exploring the letter E.
- Paint the letter E with water on a chalkboard or sidewalk. This is a great way to introduce the concept of evaporation.
- Paint with shaving cream on a table and watch it evaporate.
- Make the letter E out of play dough
- 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!
- Have an egg hunt. Even if it’s not Easter young children will still have fun looking for plastic eggs
- Read Green Eggs and Ham and then make your own green eggs and ham! (Just add food coloring)
- Make egg salad in a ziplock bag
- have your child place a hardboiled egg in a ziplock bag.
- add a little mayonnaise, mustard salt, and pepper
- have your little one work on their fine motor skills by having them gently squish the bag to mix up the egg salad then spread it on bread for a yummy egg salad sandwich!
- Listen to the song, The Entertainer by Scott Joplin (Free School Radio on YouTube)
Letter E Sound
The letter E makes two letter sounds /e/ as in egg and long /e/ where it says its own name as in eagle.
There are E words that are exceptions to this rule. The ones I see the most are, E is for eyes and E is for earth. Skip these for now so they don’t confuse young learners.
Here are great resources from YouTube for learning about the letter E. This is a fun way to explore letter recognition, the letter sounds Ee makes, and what the upper case and lower case letter Ee looks like.
- Learn The Letter E, Let’s Learn About The Alphabet by Jack Hartmann
- Alphabet Surprise, Turn & Learn ABCs, Learn Letter E by Super Simple ABCs
- An Exhilarating Expedition on “E” Island, Captain Seasalt And The ABC Pirates by Super Simple TV – Cartoons for Kids
Did you know the letter E is the most used letter in the English Alphabet?
Why? The two most common words we use, the and be both have an e in them as well as a number of frequently used pronouns like: he, she, we, me, them, and they.
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
Fun Letter E Crafts for Preschoolers
- Young children will enjoy making their own cute Letter E Craft (Elmo) by School Time Snippets
- Letter of the Week -Egg Carton E by No Time for Flash Cards is an easy fun craft idea for learning the letter formation of the letter e.
- Marbled Egg Craft with Shaving Cream by Ducks in a Row blends different colors with shaving cream to make a beautiful picture.
- E is for Eyes
- Use the block Letter E worksheet and stick wiggle googly eyes on it.
- Egg shells collage
- Use the block Letter E worksheet and glue egg shells on it. (You might want to save your dyed Easter egg shells 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)
Letter E Books
Books are a great way to continue to explore the Letter E .
- Big Egg by Molly Coxe
- But No Elephants by Jerry Smath
- Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles
- Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss
- Hiccups for Elephant by James Preller
- Never Mail an Elephant by Mike Thaler
- The Ear Book by Dr Seuss
- The Emperor’s Egg by Jane Chapman
- The Empty Pot by Demi
- The Little Engine That Could (original) by Watty Piper (90th Anniversary Edition)
Letter E Science Activities for Preschoolers
Here are some exciting Letter E science words to explore with your preschooler
- How Does Water Evaporate? by Plum Landing PBS
- Have your child
- Make Your Own Erosion by SciShow Kids
- find a place where your child can hear their echo.
Letter E Worksheets for Preschoolers
If your child enjoys worksheets here are some free Letter E worksheets you can print and download.
Also be sure to check out my Alphabet Letter Activities for Preschool Board on Pinterest