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Pre-K YOUR Way: Sensory "S"

This week, we will be looking at the letter "S". Every day there will be a letter "S" activity. Children learn in so many different ways, and this includes learning the letters in a variety of different ways. These letter activities teach how to write the letter and the sounds of the letter!

Today, we will be learning the letter "S" through Sensory Play!

*Note - Today is part 1 of a 2-part activity. Tomorrow's activity will describe how to decorate our Clay "s".

Materials Needed:

  • Oven
  • Clay Materials (see recipe below)


Step 1: The adult and child should make Clay (see recipe in Appendix A) together.

Step 2: Once made, roll the clay out into a long rope.

Step 3: Form the clay into the letter “S”.

Step 4: Bake the clay as described in the recipe.

Homemade Clay Recipe

Materials Needed

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Cups Salt
  • 2 Tbsps. Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 to 1 Cup Water



Mix flour and salt together. Add oil and water. Stir mix until it becomes a smooth consistency.

Once completely mixed, make into desired shapes.

Bake clay shapes hard, bake in oven at 250 degrees for approximately 60 minutes. 

Time may vary depending on how thick the clay is.

**Caution - Very thick clay shapes tend to crack when baked.


What is one thing you learned about your child during this activity?

This Activity is from Level 2! Find more Activities Here!




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