Welcome back to our alphabet series! Today, we will be teaching S words for kindergarten kids.


In this blog post, you will find activities that start with S, printable alphabet worksheets, a list of words that start with s, and tips for teaching young children letter sounds.

Activities that Start with S

  1. Sports Day: Organize a mini sports day with various activities like sack races, relay races, and tug-of-war.
  2. Sidewalk Chalk Art: Let kids unleash their creativity with sidewalk chalk. They can draw colorful designs, hopscotch games, or even create a mural.
  3. Swimming: If you have access to a pool or a safe swimming area, kids often enjoy splashing around and playing water games. Here are some great DIY Splash Pad Ideas.
  4. Sandcastle Building: If you’re near a beach or sandbox, kids can have a blast building sandcastles and sculpting sand creations.
  5. Snack Making: Teach kids to make simple snacks like sandwiches, fruit kebabs, or mini pizzas. They’ll enjoy the process and the tasty results.

Printable Alphabet Worksheets and Activities 

Here is a collection of alphabet activities, and printable letter s worksheets,  you can do when teaching letters and sounds.

Alphabet Vocabulary Words and Picture Cards

Free Alphabet Playdoh Mats

Alphabet Q-Tip Painting

Alphabet SuperStars

Beginning Sounds Picture Sort

Alphabet Letter Search

Alphabet Coloring Pages 

Check out the complete alphabet activity pack HERE, including pocket chart cards, sorts, and write the room activities. 

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To introduce letter S words to kindergarten children, I recommend integrating word and picture cards into their daily life routines.   

The alphabet word cards come with lowercase s and uppercase S cards, along with picture cards and words cards that have easy words that start with /s/ – both have a corresponding picture to help build the child’s vocabulary. 


S Words for Kindergarten Kids

If you’re looking for some words that start with /s/ for your alphabet collection, look no further!

  1. Sad
  2. Sand
  3. Sat
  4. Saw
  5. Say
  6. See
  7. Seven
  8. Sign
  9. Silly
  10. Sing
  11. Sister
  12. Skate
  13. Sky
  14. Sleep
  15. Slide
  16. Slow
  17. Small
  18. Smart
  19. Smile
  20. Snake
  21. Snow
  22. Soap
  23. Sock
  24. Soft
  25. Song
  26. Soon
  27. Sound
  28. Space
  29. Spaghetti
  30. Spider
  31. Spoon
  32. Spring
  33. Square
  34. Star
  35. Start
  36. Stay
  37. Step
  38. Sun
  39. Swim
  40. Swing

Tips for Teaching Letter Sounds

Teaching letter sounds isn’t always as simple as it seems. Kids learn differently from one another. What works for one child may not work for another.

When teaching the alphabet to kindergarten kids, here are some tips to make it easier:

  1. Incorporate Multisensory Activities: Use playdoh with these free playdoh mats, alphabet sensory bins, sand trays, and shaving cream to activate the kids’ senses.
  2. Alphabet Books and Songs: Read alphabet books and sing alphabet songs with catchy tunes. Songs are one of the most powerful tools for teaching.
  3. Associate Letters with Familiar Objects: Introduce each letter by associating it with objects your child knows. For example, “A is for apple,” “B is for ball,” and so on. Let them physically hold the objects.
  4. Practice Letter Recognition in Context: Show letters in the context of words. Highlight the first letter of your child’s name and other words they recognize.
  5. Play Alphabet Games: Engage in alphabet board games and puzzles.
  6. Interactive Apps and Websites: Explore educational apps and websites designed for teaching the alphabet.
  7. Encourage Writing: Provide materials for writing like crayons, markers, and paper. Encourage your child to practice writing letters they’ve learned.
  8. Celebrate Progress: Celebrate small victories as your child learns new letters. This positive reinforcement can boost their confidence and motivation.

Before you go, here are more posts you’ll enjoy:

30 Popular Nursery Rhyme Songs for Kids

The Power of Pocket Chart Poems for Kids

The Best “I Can” Statements for Kindergarten


S Words for Kindergarten