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LETTER "E" ACTIVITIES
 

ART
 
WOODEN E's
Give each child 4 small craft sticks.
Set out glue in bowls, plus some Q-tips.
Show your children how to lay one craft stick out vertically, then glue the others to it sticking out to the right.
Let your children cover their wooden E's with glue and sprinkle on glitter, if you like.
 
PLAY DOUGH E's
Give your children some play dough and let them make long coils.
Then, show them how to turn their coils into the letter E.
 
EGG SHELL EGGS
Cut out some egg shapes from heavy paper (1 or 2 per child).
Then, save and rinse out some white egg shells.
Let the shells dry and then place them in a plastic bag.
Then let your children smash up the shells by pounding on the bag with their fists.
Set out the egg shapes, some glue and some small brushes.
Have your children brush glue on their egg shapes.
Then, have them sprinkle crumbled egg shells on top.
Variation: If you want colored egg shells, dye them with egg dye after you have cleaned them out.
 
GAMES
"E" EGGS
Collect 2-3 small objects or pictures of objects that start with the letter E. Such as; erasers, eggs, earrings, envelopes, eagles, evergreen, elephants, elves, ear muffs, etc.
Place the objects inside large plastic eggs along with some objects that do not start with the letter "e".
Have your children choose an egg, open it and tell you if the object in their egg starts with the letter E.
 
THREE ENORMOUS ELEPHANTS
Here is a fun counting rhyme that you can use with your children. You may want to make 3 large elephants out of felt to use on a felt board.
  THREE ENORMOUS ELEPHANTS
One enormous elephant
Marching down the street,
With 2 large ears and 4 big feet.
He passed a friend
Who wasn't afraid
To join his friend
And form a parade.
 
Two enormous elephants
Marching down the street,
With 4 large ears and 8 big feet.
They passed a friend
Who wasn't afraid
To join the group
And form a parade.
 
Three enormous elephants
Marching down the street,
With 6 large ears and 12 big feet.
Jean Warren
 
[Continue with more elephants if you like.]
 
COUNTING EGGS
Set out some plastic eggs.
Let your children count the eggs.
Remove or add eggs while interest in the game lasts.
 
"E" PUZZLES
Using a medium egg pattern (from Pattern Station), cut an egg shape out of heavy paper.
Then, cut the heavy egg in half, like you would cut a puzzle piece.
On the top half, print a lover case e.
On the bottom half of the puzzle, print an upper case E.
Set out the two piece puzzle and let your children take turns matching the two types of E's.
Gradually, add additional two piece puzzles for other letters.
Note: This game will get progressively harder the more letters you add. Never set out more than 4-5 puzzles.
 
LANGUAGE
 
E BOOK
Make 6 page blank books for your children by folding 3 pieces of copy paper in-half and stapling the spine.
Write, "My E Book" on each cover.
Have your children each day for 5 days, draw a different E object on a page of their book.
  Object suggestions:
Elephant
Eggs
Elk
Engine
Elf
Envelope
Eagle
Earmuffs
Earrings
 
WRITING
 
ERASER E's
Give your children some dark chalk and a piece of paper.
Have them spread the chalk across the paper.
Then give them an eraser and have them make eraser E's all over their paper.
Of course, they can also just make E's just using the chalk.
 
SALT E's

Take a child's shoe box lid and cover the bottom with some salt.
Let your children take turns writing E's in the salt with their fingers.
 
FINGER PAINTING E's
Give children a piece of finger painting paper and a glob of paint in the middle of the paper.
Then have your children spread the paint evenly over their paper and with a finger print upper and lower-case E's on their paper.
 
SCIENCE
 
E DISCOVERY IDEAS

Help your children discover which animals hatch from eggs. Birds, reptiles, dinosaurs, ostrich, etc.
Study E animals – elks, ells, eagles, elephants.
Make Egg shakers for an instrument.
Discovery how many ways you can cook an egg.

SNACKS

E SNACK IDEAS
Egg salad sandwiches
Deviled eggs
Hard boiled eggs
Friend eggs
Enchiladas
Egg rolls