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S Is for Swan Craft

child applies a beak to her lowercase s craft

Swimming silently along the silvery shore, this stunning lowercase S craft is sure to cause a stir! You’ll know her by her long, slender neck. If your little one needs to learn the letter S, snatch up this super-sweet ABC Craft soon!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used green, white, and orange)
  • S Is for Swan Craft templates
  • One googly eye
  • Pencil and marker
  • Glue stick and scissors

Instructions for Assembling Your Lowercase S Craft

  1. Print the S Is for Swan Craft templates.
  2. Cut out the templates and trace the letter S and the swan’s wings and beak onto card stock.
  3. Cut out the letter S and the swan’s body parts.
  4. Glue the letter S to a piece of card stock (we used green, but you can use any color you like).
  5. Tuck one wing under the topside of the bottom curve of the letter S and glue in place.
  6. Glue the second wing on top of the other wing, but slightly off-set, so both wings are visible as shown in the video below.
  7. Glue the swan’s beak to the upper end of the letter S.
  8. Use a marker to draw nostrils on the swan’s beak.
  9. Glue a googly eye just above the swan’s beak.

child puts glue on her lowercase s craft children working on their lowercase s craft a child glues the beak on her lowercase s craft

Learning with Your Letter S Craft

As you and your child assemble your S Is for Swan Craft, practice saying /s/–/s/–swan together. You can find more tips for working on pre-reading skills with your preschooler in this handy download.

little girl with her finished lowercase s craft

We would LOVE to see how your lowercase S craft turns out! Please share your photos with us on our Facebook page, or tag your Instagram photos with the hashtag #allaboutABCcrafts!

Want More ABC Crafts?

page spread from the abc crafts lowercase series download

Free Lowercase ABC Letter Crafts

For crafts that start with lowercase letters A through Z, get the complete printable set of ABC Craft for Lowercase Letters.

page spread from the abc crafts uppercase series download

Free Uppercase ABC Letter Crafts

For crafts that start with uppercase letters A through Z, get the complete printable set of ABC Craft for Uppercase Letters.

Photos by: Rachel Neumann

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My little one would love this, we enjoy crafting together.

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My daughter would love this!

Very cute craft for helping remember the sound of the letter so.

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Looking to give this curriculum a try!!

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You’re welcome, Abby! Hopefully your little ones will have a lot of fun with this craft.

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Our little girl would really like this!

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Love this idea! My boys love to cut and glue.

Jocelyn K

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I have a little boy whose name starts with “S” who would love to do this. :)

Robin E.

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Jocelyn,
We also have a capital letter S craft, S is for Snake. However, with S there isn’t much differences with capital and lower case, so you could go with whichever animal pleases him most. 😉

Sikethia Robinson

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What an adorable craft! I’m going to give this a try with my preschooler! Thank you!

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You’re welcome, Sikethia! I hope your preschooler has a lot of fun with it.

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I love these hands on activities it’s breaks up the monotony of just another letter. My 4 year old can’t wait to start!

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I hope you and your little one have lots of fun, Ashley!

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I am imagining our new alphabet wall….thanks!

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A peaceful activity!

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Thank you for this great resource!

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This is a cute idea.

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This looks so cute😀

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Super cute. Would go great with The Ugly Duckling.

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This looks like a fun, easy project.

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My 3 year old loves to do these letter crafts with me while the older kids do other school.

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I think this could help our son learn the correct way to form his letters

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Kyle,
I have heard from many parents that these letter crafts have been helpful in teaching children letter formation!

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My 3 year old loves making these crafts!

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That’s really cute!

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Love this idea. Very cute.

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This is a cute craft!

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I cannot wait to see my daughter unlock reading!

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Love the interactive way if engaging the students!

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Beautiful idea!

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Great activity!!!

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Looks like fun!

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what a fun way to practice letter shapes and sounds.

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Thank you for a fun craft, am definitely going to try it with my youngest son.

Kyla

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Wow that looks really cool. I will have to bookmark this page for when my children get to the letter s!

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Thanks for the fun idea!

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This is the perfect project for us right now. We have trumpeter swans flying over our house several times a day!

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Love this craft idea!

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What a great way to help kids visualize and remember the letter sounds!

Lara

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Funny I made something similar when i was teaching my son the S sound in Phonics with the shape of a snake instead swapping the beak for the snake tongue. this will be the next S project. thanks for this

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We used a snake for our capital letter S craft, Lara! It’s a great animal to use for S.

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How cute is this?! I love this idea- we just finished reading aloud The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White so this is perfect!

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Oh, yes, Amy! This craft would be a great way to end The Trumpet of the Swan!

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How neat !

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Cute craft idea!

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These would be so wonderful to do with my little one.

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My daughter loves doing these.

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What a fun craft

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This is great, always looking for more interactive crafts!

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So cute! Fun to do with littles.

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Great winter project!

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This is a great idea!

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My 3 year old niece would love this.

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I think my two would love this hands on approach.

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My 4 year old loves her ABC crafts! Really helps them stick to her memory.

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My 4 year old loves ABC crafts!

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My kindergarten loves these letter crafts.

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My son loves the alphabet letter crafts! The swan was no different. Thank you for tactile learning!

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Thank you for letting us know your son is enjoying these activities, Dusty!

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This is such a cute craft!

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I love this! My 4 year old will love it too

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Cute! Thanks for the letter activity ideas.

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Thanks for this!

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This is is a beauty I’d want to decorate my wall anyway.

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