Books for Preschool Alphabet Lesson Plan: Letter E
The Enormous Elephant Show by Liza Charlesworth
The Saggy Baggy Elephant by Kathryn Jackson and Byron Jackson
Baby Elephant by Julie D. Shively
Animal for Preschool Alphabet Lesson Plan: Letter E
E is for elephant! Take some time to talk about elephants with your preschool students. Information about elephants can be found here and here. A coloring picture of an elephant can be found here. Have your preschool students color the elephant gray and trace the word elephant beneath the picture. Remind your preschool students throughout the lesson that the word elephant starts with the letter E.
Note: Keep the finished coloring pictures to add to an Alphabet Animals book that your preschool students can put together after you have studied all of the letters A-Z.
Color for Preschool Alphabet Lesson Plan: Letter E
Gray: Elephants are gray!
Shape for Preschool Alphabet Lesson Plan: Letter E
Rectangle: An elephant’s trunk looks like a long rectangle.
Snack for Preschool Alphabet Lesson Plan: Letter E
– eggs (deviled, hard boiled or scrambled)
– Eskimo pies (ice cream)
– Elmo shaped crackers or fruit snacks
– Egg-o waffles
Note: Be sure that none of your students have egg allergies.
Art Activity for Preschool Alphabet Lesson Plan: Letter E
Give each preschool student a large elephant shape cut out of white paper. Have your students help you mix black and white finger paints together in order to make gray paint. Let your preschool students finger paint their elephant shapes.
Letter Recognition for Preschool Alphabet Lesson Plan: Letter E
Provide your students with a sheet of paper printed with several letters of the alphabet. Let your students use a pencil or gray crayon to circle all of the letters E and e that they find.
Sensory Activity for Preschool Alphabet Lesson Plan: Letter E
Fill your preschool classroom’s sensory table with items that begin with the letter E. Some letter E items that you might add to the sensory table are plastic Easter eggs and plastic toy elephants. You can mix these items in with rice or sand and let your preschool students find them, scoop them and pour them. Opening and shutting the Easter eggs will aid in fine motor development. Your students will have fun filling the plastic Easter eggs with rice or sand. If you have toy elephants that are small enough, you can put them inside the Easter eggs for your preschool students to find.
Dramatic Play Activity for Preschool Alphabet Lesson Plan: Letter E
Set up a post office in your dramatic play area with envelopes for your students to fill with small pieces of note paper. Let them use stickers for stamps. Remind them that the word envelope starts with the letter E.