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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
- Sports Day: Organize a mini sports day with various activities like sack races, relay races, and tug-of-war.
- Sidewalk Chalk Art: Let kids unleash their creativity with sidewalk chalk. They can draw colorful designs, hopscotch games, or even create a mural.
- 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.
- Sandcastle Building: If you’re near a beach or sandbox, kids can have a blast building sandcastles and sculpting sand creations.
- 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.
Check out the complete alphabet activity pack HERE, including pocket chart cards, sorts, and write the room activities.
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!
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:
- Incorporate Multisensory Activities: Use playdoh with these free playdoh mats, alphabet sensory bins, sand trays, and shaving cream to activate the kids’ senses.
- Alphabet Books and Songs: Read alphabet books and sing alphabet songs with catchy tunes. Songs are one of the most powerful tools for teaching.
- 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.
- 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.
- Play Alphabet Games: Engage in alphabet board games and puzzles.
- Interactive Apps and Websites: Explore educational apps and websites designed for teaching the alphabet.
- Encourage Writing: Provide materials for writing like crayons, markers, and paper. Encourage your child to practice writing letters they’ve learned.
- Celebrate Progress: Celebrate small victories as your child learns new letters. This positive reinforcement can boost their confidence and motivation.
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