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Letter S Preschool Activities

Written by Debbie Brown | Updated July 10, 2023

Here’s a super fun collection of letter S preschool activities to help you plan out learning activities for your little one. These activities are a great way to give your child new learning experiences as they explore the letter S.

Things that start with Letter S for preschoolers - S on a block, stamp, stop sign, snake, seal, soccer ball, sunflower

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Letter S Preschool Activities

Here’s a collection of hands-on letter s activities 

  • Practice writing letters and/or numbers by writing
  •  in sand with sticks
    • in a shallow container of sand or salt with their finger
  • Explore shadows
    • Put a piece of black construction paper outside on a sunny day and let your child place a toy on it and trace it with a white crayon. Animal figures like dinosaurs work well.
    • Look for shadows on the ground.
    • Make shadow puppets with your hands.
  • Play in the sand and build sandcastles.
  • Lay outside on a blanket at night and look up at the stars.
    • Try to find a couple of simple constellations like the big and little dipper.
  • Find a local place to pick strawberries or start growing your own.
  • Play with play dough. Roll out play dough and let your child form them in the shape of an S (or a snake)
  • Make your favorite soup together.
  • Play with shaving cream is so much fun. Spread some on the table and let your child draw pictures or practice writing letters.
  • Play Simon Says
  • Play traditional Red Light Green Light (Stop and Go) or try this motion sensor game Red Light Green Light that has 3 different fun activities to play.
  • Shows for kids
  • If it’s winter and you have snow build a snowman or go sledding.
  • Plant sunflower seeds.
  • Themes you might explore:
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Space
    • Spiders
    • Seasons (all 4)
  • Identify what stripes are and look for patterns around the house.
  • Explore shapes. Go on a shape hunt. Pick a shape and have your child try to find things around the house that have that shape. Check out Shape Activities for Preschoolers and The Ultimate List of Books About Shapes
  • Learn the words to the Star-Spangled Banner.
Children saluting the flag of the United States of America. Link to Tothood 101's Spotify playlist for patriotic songs link the Star Spangle banner.

Letter S Sound

The Letter S makes the sound /s/ as in sun.

Check out this Letter S Alphabet Song for Kids by Jack Hartman. It’s a fun way to help preschoolers learn to recognize the letter S, learn the letter sounds, and how it’s written.

Animals That Start With S

There are a number of animals young children can explore that start with the letter S. Quite a few of them are sea animals. If possible, you may want to take a trip to visit an aquarium in your area so they can see some of these animals up close.

  • sand dollar
    • seagull
    • seahorse
    • sealion
    • seals
    • shrimp
    • snail
    • sponge
    • squid
    • starfish
    • stingray
  • Other Animals to Explore
    • scorpion
    • sheep
    • shrew
    • skunk
    • sloth
    • slugs
    • snake
    • snapping turtle
    • snow leopard
    • snowy owl
    • sparrow
    • spider
    • spider monkey
    • squirrel
    • stag beetle
    • stork
    • swan

Letter S Crafts for Preschoolers

Letter S Crafts for Preschoolers

Your little ones will really enjoy these Letter S arts and crafts ideas. They are easy and FUN!

Suggested Activities: Here are several Letter S Bible topics you can share with your little one. You can read the story from a children’s Bible or listen to a short story on our Spotify Preschool Bible Stories.

Letter S Bible

Ideas for topics you could use for Letter S Bible

  • Jesus Calming the Storm ( Matt 8:23-27)
  • The Star of Bethlehem ( The Christmas Story)
  • Sin ( the bad things we do)
  • Savior (How Jesus came to save us from our sins)

Letter S Books

Letter S Books for Preschoolers

Here are my favorite Letter S books.

More Letter S Activities for Preschoolers

Letter S Worksheets for Preschoolers

If your child enjoys worksheets check out these free alphabet printables. Practice letter formation, letter identification. Includes upper case and lower case letters. Writing and coloring are also a great way to strengthen fine motor skills.

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Find more ideas to use with the Letter S Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers.

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DEBBIE BROWN | Owner and Curriculum Designer

Hi! I’m Debbie Brown. I created Tothood 101 because I’m passionate about sharing preschool activity ideas, and resources that I’ve gleaned from my 20+ years of experience teaching preschoolers at home and in the classroom. My goal is to encourage, guide, and help inspire you to make learning SUPER FUN for your preschooler at home! Check out the ABOUT page to learn more.


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