15+ FUN Letter E Crafts and Activities

Looking for letter E crafts and activities?

 

I have 15 engaging activities that will help your child learn about the letter E! These activities are perfect to use in the classroom, or you can do them right at home.

 

I have a FREE alphabet letter collage at the end of the article, too that you must check out!

 

Let’s get started with some letter E crafts.

 


#1: Letter Collages

 

Letter collages are a great way to practice letter recognition! Focusing on one specific letter and creating something special will help them recognize and remember the letter.

 

This letter E craft is fun to create. My little guy is fascinated by the planets and outer space. This is a wonderful way to talk to your kids about our beautiful planet!

 

earth marbled collage

 

There are a lot of different options for the letter E. Some other options are to create an elephant, Elmo, or a cracked egg!

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

art tray

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B. Set-up

 

Create a letter E out of white cardstock paper. In a container, spray a little foam shaving cream and spread it out. Then, add a few squirts of blue and green food coloring.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids can use a toothpick to spread out the blue and green food coloring around the shaving cream! Then, they will place the letter E face down in the mixture then pull it out and place it on an art tray.

 

You can scrape off the extra shaving cream to get your beautiful end result!

 

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#2: Do-A-Dot Letter Search

 

Who doesn’t love mess-free art?! This letter E craft is a fun way to work on building the letter E.

 

This printable is a perfect way to let you know if your little one can differentiate letters!

 

do a dot letter freebie

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the pages and get the paint markers ready!

 

C. Activity

 

Your little ones with use the paint markers to place a dot on only the letter E. See if they can find all the letter E’s on their own. To extend the learning, have them count how many letter E’s they found on the sheets.

 

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#3: Egg Rescue

 

Kids love playing with plastic eggs! They love opening them up to find a surprise inside, right?

 

This letter E craft and activity is fun to set up for the kids. This activity focuses on upper and lower case letter sorting!

 

egg rescue activity

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE to grab your FREE Letter E printable

 

B. Set-up

 

In a sensory bin, add some Easter grass! Print off my FREE Letter E egg cards and mats. Fill the plastic eggs with the upper and lower case letter E cards.

 

This last part is optional but you can add on some painter’s tape around the sensory bin to make it an egg rescue to challenge older kids.

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little ones rescue the eggs or just opening the eggs to find an upper or lower case letter card. They will place the upper or lower case card on the matching letter mat (as you see above).

 

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#4: Find and Cover

 

A great manipulative to use for hands-on learning activities are counting cubes! There are so many ways these can be used.

 

One of the ways I love to use them is by doing a Find and Cover activity! This is an activity that focuses on one letter at a time. It also focuses on both the upper and lower case letter.

 

letter E find and cover

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • Find and Cover printable
  • counting cubes

 

Click HERE for your Find had Cover Letter Printables.

 

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B. Set-up

Print off the letter E and any other letter you want to work on with your little one.

 

C. Activity

 

Have your child identify the letter. Then, have them tell you which one is upper case and which one is lower case. Explain to them what a key means. Show them that they are to look at the key to see what color represents the upper and lower case letters.

 

They should place that colored counting cube on the correct letters!

 

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#5: Play-Doh Letter Building

 

Whenever I pull out the Play-Doh, the kids play with it for at least a half-hour. This is a great letter E craft to practice building the letter.

 

Since Play-Doh is so engaging for kids, it makes for a wonderful learning activity!

 

letter E play-doh building

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • My Letter Play-Doh mats
  • Play-doh
  • dry erase folders

 

Click HERE to grab your Letter Play-Doh Mats! (Upper and Lower case letter included)

 

 

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the letters that you want to work on! Then, place them inside a dry-erase folder for your little ones to build on. This way it won’t get the sheet dirty and you can save and redo it repeatedly.

 

C. Activity

 

Your little ones should roll and create the letters using Play-Doh. You can have them match the colors that are on the sheet or you can use whatever color you’d like. They should try to create the letter by following the lines!

 

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#6: Salt Painting

 

This letter E craft is TOO much fun! Salt painting is such a fun process for the kids.

 

Kids love watching the paint flow throughout the salt. It’s a relaxing way to paint, and the kids will love trying a new way to create art.

 

letter E salt painting

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

watercolor set

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B. Set-up

 

On your piece of cardboard, draw the letter E with a pencil. Then, outline the letter in glue. Make sure to place the cardboard on an art tray for the next part! Shake a whole bunch of salt all over the glue, then dump the access in the trash.

 

*You have to let the glue dry before you start painting, or else it will be REALLY messy!*

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little ones use watercolor paints to paint the salt! It looks terrific, too, when you mix different colors throughout the letter.

 

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#7: Secret Letters

 

Kids love the element of surprise! Who doesn’t? I still do!

 

This letter E craft is engaging for kids because they can’t see the letters on the paper, so when they paint over the piece of paper, they will see letters magically pop up!

 

letter e secret letters

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

On a white piece of cardstock, use a white crayon to write the letter E all over the paper. You can do upper and lower case or just focus on one.

C. Activity

 

Your kiddo will use watercolors to paint all over the paper. They will see the letters start to pop up! If you mixed upper and lower case letters, make sure to ask them which kind they found.

 

When you are all done, ask them how many they found! Also, you can talk about the colors that they used for color recognition.

 

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#8: Beginning Sounds

 

Talking about animals or objects that start with the letter E will help bring the letter to life for your little one.

 

These beginning letter worksheets are a perfect way to show your little one some fun things that start with the letter E!

 

beginning letter E sounds

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

crayons

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2. Set-up

 

Print off the worksheet and grab your crayons!

 

3. Activity

 

Go through each of the objects or animals that are inside the letter E. Say the name of each thing and make each object’s beginning sound before saying the whole word. This will help your little one understand the starting sound of each picture they see.

 

They will color each thing that starts with the letter E! 

 

I have beginning sound sheets for each letter of the alphabet! Create a booklet to go over each of the sounds that the letters make. This will make for a great resource to use repeatedly.

 

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#9: Geoboard Letters

 

Do you remember using these boards as kids? I remember loving when my teacher pulled them out so we could play and create with them!

 

Work on creating letters with the geoboard! This is not only a wonderful way to work on letter-building skills, but it’s a great fine motor activity for kids!

 

geoboard letters

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • geoboard letter printable
  • rubberbands
  • geoboards

 

Click HERE to grab your Geoboard Lower Case Letter Printable

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B. Set-up

 

Use my geoboard letter worksheets to help your little ones build the letters! Print off the letter E and any other letter you want to work on.

 

C. Activity

 

Your little one will use the rubber bands to build the letter E. Younger ones can use the worksheets to help guide them on how to build the letter. Older children can be challenged by trying to do it on their own!

 


#10: Letter E Scavenger Hunt

 

Do your kids like to sit and learn all the time, or do you think they would love to move and learn?

 

I was a physical education teacher for 10 years, so I know in most cases, kids love movement and want to be active while they learn and not just sit!

 

letter e scavenger hunt

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • painter’s tape
  • hula hoop
  • letter E objects

 

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B. Set-up

 

With painter’s tape, make the letter E on the floor. Then, place a hula hoop over that letter!

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little ones go around the house and find objects that start with the letter E. If you have a younger one, place the objects out around the house so it’ll be easier for them to find. If you have an older one, challenge them to search for these objects and figure out which things would start with the letter E.

 

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#11: Alphabet Soup

 

The alphabet soup isn’t specifically for the letter E. It’s for all the letters of the alphabet. However, I wanted to share it because I believe it’s such an amazing alphabet activity.

 

36 recipe cards are included in this activity! 20 Alphabet recipes are 16 sight word recipes!

 

alphabet soup

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE to grab your FREE Alphabet Soup Recipes

 

elmo on the go letters

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B. Set-up

 

Fill up a sensory bin with some water and foam letters A-Z. Print off my recipe cards!

 

C. Activity

 

Your children will use the alphabet soup recipes to find each letter they need to! They will use the ladle to pick up the letters and put them into a bowl to create the soup. Once they complete one, they can put the letters back to create another one!

 

Included in this pack are sight word recipes for older children!

 

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#12: Letter Sprinkle Sweep

 

This letter E craft will get your kids SO excited!

 

When you mention that sprinkles are involved in a learning activity, I promise your kids are going to come bounding in ready to see what’s going on.

 

sprinkle letter sweep

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

cardstock paper

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B. Set-up

 

On a piece of cardstock paper, write a big bubble letter E. Place a tray underneath the paper to help with the mess.

 

C. Activity

 

Dump a bunch of cookie sprinkles onto the tray. Ask your little one to use the paintbrush to “sweep” the sprinkles into the letter. They will use as many sprinkles as they need to to try to fill in as much of the letter as they can!

 

This is an excellent activity to work on fine motor skills and letter recognition, and pre-writing skills!

 

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#13: LEGO Letters

 

Got a kiddo who loves to use building with blocks? This activity will be right up their alley!

 

LEGO’s are an open-ended toy that I absolutely love using for learning activities. The possibilities are endless when it comes to using them!

 

letter E legos

 

Building letters is just one way that they can be used! This is a wonderful hands-on learning activity that helps kids understand how each letter shape is formed!

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

DUPLO LEGOs

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the sheets and grab your LEGO’s

 

C. Activity

 

Your child will use the blocks that you have to create the letter E. You can have them use little or DUPLO blocks for this activity. This activity asks them to identify what each letter is they create and how many blocks it took for them to create the letter. If you decide to do more letters than just E, they can see the letters’ differences!

 

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#14: Popsicle Stick Letter Building

 

This letter E craft is a great STEM activity for young learners.

 

The popsicle stick letter-building activity works on letter recognition, counting skills, and pre-writing skills! It’s perfect for school centers or just for home learning!

 

popsicle letter E

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

popsicle sticks

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the letter cards and grab the popsicle sticks!

 

C. Activity

 

Your kids will use the cards to help them know how to create each letter! Count how many popsicle sticks it takes to create the letters.

 

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#15: Color Coding Letters

 

Want to try a beginner color-coding activity that’s perfect for preschoolers? This letter E craft works on so many learning skills!

 

This activity works on color recognition, color matching, number recognition, and letter building! Wow, that’s pretty amazing if you ask me.

 

color coding letter e

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

tweezers for kids

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B. Set-up

 

Inside the bottle caps, place a dot sticker with the numbers 1-3 written on them. Older children can have more numbers and colors!

 

Create the letter E on the cardboard with the bottle caps in a mixed-up order. Write what each number signifies on the side, you can use a pom too for younger ones. Older kiddos can work on color sight word recognition.

 

C. Activity

 

Have your child use the key to place the correct colored pom in each bottle cap to create the letter E! This works on letter building, color recognition, and number recognition!

 

Want to add in some fine motor skills? Have them use tweezers to pick up and place the poms inside the caps! 

 

RELATED: FUN Fine Motor Activities for Kids

 


#16: Letter Collage Book

Grab my FREE letter collage book to make the letters of the alphabet come to life!

 

Doing these collages is fun, easy, and the kids will start to remember the letters of the alphabet and the letter sounds that each letter makes.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • 2″ binder
  • cardstock paper
  • supplies for each letter (varies for each letter)

 

Click HERE to get your FREE Letter Collage Book

 

B. Set-up

 

Print off the pages you want to do. I suggest trying one a day.

 

C. Activity

 

Use your supplies to create each letter of the alphabet. I purposely chose simple things because toddlers and preschoolers will want to create each letter in an easy way!

Use supplies like stickers, paint, paper, glitter glue, markers, etc. Check out my video for inspiration!

 


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

 

Letter E crafts and activities are a fantastic way for kids to really grasp the letter. Doing some of these activities will help your little ones remember each letter of the alphabet.

 

To go along with these activities, I suggest reviewing the alphabet letters once a day for at least 5 minutes. That’s it! 5 minutes is all it takes if you consistently go over the information with them; you’re going to see how they can pick up the information if repeated daily.

 

Do you have a favorite activity that you do in your classroom or at home with your kids for the letter E? Our community would love to hear about it! We all benefit from sharing our teaching strategies and activities. Leave a comment below to let us know about some ways you like to teach the letter E.

 

Happy Learning!

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