Welcome to another week of letters ? This post is full of fun and engaging preschool activities for the letter E, all tested and tried on my 4 year old. He is so excited about “doing school” with the other kids that his enthusiasm is contagious.
When my older children were in preschool I began teaching them the alphabet through this letter a week system and it worked so well that I am now on child number four and still happy with the system.
Letter E Activities for Preschool
E can be a hard letter to introduce to children, especially the short e sound because not many of our words begin with the short e. I broke the rule a bit and did an earth craft with my preschooler, but we had fun and he recognized the letter E so all is good, right?
Included in this post for preschool activities for the letter E are:
- Letter E preschool worksheets
- Books for the letter E
- Letter E crafts
I hope you find fun activities your preschoolers will enjoy! The best part of being a preschooler is that school is fun with no pressure. Let your preschooler lead. If they enjoy worksheets, great! If they can’t sit still, exercise begins with E also 😉
Letter E Preschool Worksheets
Some people frown on worksheets for preschool, but I find that some kids really enjoy the quiet time activities. It provides practice in a variety of skills and when mixed with a healthy dose of physical activity provides a great learning experience. Not all kids are wired for sit down activities at this age so go with what is best for your child (or classroom).
For letter E preschool worksheets, I have two different letter recognition printables. One can be used with a dot marker or colored, whichever you prefer. The second also has a place for tracing.
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I have also included three letter E printables that your preschooler might enjoy. One is a coloring sheet (these cute animals might make great popsicle stick puppets!) one is letter practice, and the third is for number practice.
Your preschooler might identify the number worksheet as a train, but encourage them to say engine.
These letter E preschool worksheets make a great quiet time activity.
Letter E Books
My favorite letter E activity is reading books. Snuggling on the couch, reading and learning together fill both of our buckets. It’s a healthy win win!
It is no secret that reading to children sets them up for success as they begin to learn to read themselves. Here are a few of the letter E books that we read during our week. My two year old’s favorite is Green Eggs and Ham while I really enjoyed the ones about elephants.
An Elephant Grows Up by Antasia Suen
Little Elephant’s Trunk by Hazel Lincoln
Edna’s Tale by Lisze Bechtold
The Emporer’s New Suit by Hans Christian Anderson
The Little Engine that could by Wally Piper
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess
Emergency Vehicles by Seymour Simon
What is your favorite letter E book? Is it on this list? If not, share it in the comments below and I will add it 🙂
Crafts for the Letter E
Of course, no preschool activities list for the letter E would be complete without crafts! I am NOT a crafty person and I found it difficult to come up with easy letter e crafts, but in the end, we had a lot of fun.
We made this cute egg and chick craft and painted the earth with sponges. For the chick, I simply printed out a free coloring page and then drew an oval for the shell. My preschooler was able to cut out the egg but I helped with the zig zag. Fine motor is not our strength, but we are working on it and these letter E crafts definitely helped.
I think our favorite of the crafts for the letter E was decorating envelopes! It came to me kind of last minute and my four year old thought it was a great idea. So much so that my eight year old joined in also! It turned into an envelope decorating party!
We love our letter stamps. My two year old decorated one of the envelopes with E’s. If you do not have letter stamps, I highly recommend them. We use them often for various activities and age groups.
I really wanted to make an elephant craft, but we ran out of time. Artsy Crafty Mom has 20 Enormously Cute Elephant Crafts if you want to check it out. I’m saving them for next year because she has such great ideas!
Preschool Activities for the Letter E
For me, the best part of preschool activities for the letter E is simply engaging with my preschooler. We can exercise together, scrambled eggs for breakfast, send grandma a picture in a beautifully decorated envelope, and enjoy life.
Which of these letter E activities did your preschooler enjoy? I’d love for you to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below. Plus, any other fun letter E activity ideas are welcome!
Check out the other letters in this series by hopping over to Preschool Alphabet Series!