How to teach letter S to your kid

How to teach letter S to your kid

4 Feb 2017 | 3 min Read

Amruta Ramsubramaniam

Author | 37 Articles

The letter of the week series has really been a fun experience for my son and me! We keep revisiting the previous activities every now and then, and each time my son explores it in a different way! (I totally love such hands-on learning experiences). If you have missed any of the previous letters, please find them here .

This week let’s sway over to the super simple letter S!

As always we started with tracing lowercase print and cursive sandpaper letters:


We also spoke about few objects beginning with letter sound “Sssss” (like snake, sack, seal, sun etc).



S is for salt – and I felt this is a perfect opportunity to bring onto the shelf, a practical transferring activity using the salt!



S is also for salad! Here I set up a fun pretend play tray to let my little Chef stir up a yummy and healthy salad! We also added a can of soup and some slices of bread (to make an “S for sandwich!)


Next S is for solar system! Something that most children are intrigued about. For this mini-space unit we explored the planets (these are from Safari toobs), and also read a planet book!


S is also for soap! For this, we brushed up our life skills by doing a “soap scraping work” using real kitchen scraper. If you would like to try this activity, do ensure it is done only under adult supervision☺


One more practical life work – S is for socks. Here we tried our hand at rolling and folding his baby socks!



Next, some fun sensory play! S is for sand and sea shells ☺


And lastly, S is for sun – for this we tried colouring a paper plate in yellow colour to make it look like Sun! We also painted the Sun flash card we had!





So that concludes our letter S shelf for the week. You can watch the activities in details on my YouTube channel:



Until next time, bye and happy parenting!


If you are new to this series, do not forget to check all the letters we have covered in the past: Letter A, Letter BLetter C, Letter D, Letter E, Letter F, Letter G, Letter H, Letter ILetter J, Letter KLetter L, Letter M, Letter NLetter O, Letter P, Letter Q, Letter R

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