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Letter S Preschool Activities

Here’s a super fun collection of letter S preschool activities to help you plan out learning activities for your little one. These activities will give your child new learning experiences and help as they discover and learn more about the world around them.

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

  • Practice writing letters and/or numbers in sand with sticks.
  • 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.
  • Make your favorite soup together.
  • Play Simon Says
  • Play Red Light Green Light (Stop and Go)
  • 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.
  • Go on a shape hunt. Pick a shape and have your child try to find things around the house that have that shape.
  • 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.

Animals That Start With S

Your child has a number of animals they 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 craft 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.

Letter S Worksheets for Preschoolers

Collage of free Letter S worksheets for preschoolers

You can find more ideas to use with the Letter S in Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers.

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