The letter E is often the first vowel kids learn. The uppercase version is easy to write and align on the writing paper. The lowercase e is slightly challenging but is still easy to write, making it an excellent letter to teach after lowercase c.
To help kids remember how to write an uppercase E, show them that when it’s put on its side, it resembles an elephant’s ears and trunk. E is also eager, so its lines face the letter next to it. The lowercase e is also eager and faces the letter next to it.
Since the letter E is a vowel, it’s taught early in most reading curriculums. Since the short /e/ and /i/ sounds are similar, you should teach them separately and give kids plenty of time to learn the difference.
Free Printable Letter E Worksheets
Below are our free printable letter E worksheets. Use these in the classroom or as homework to help students practice their letter E writing and recognition.
Letter E Coloring Pages
Letter E coloring pages are helpful for younger kids as they get exposure to the shape of E. Letter recognition is one of the earliest reading skills kids develop, and it lays the foundation for reading words.
For the first sheet, kids are introduced to the letter E and the word “engineer.” It would pair well with reading Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty.
The second sheet is a color-by-letter sheet that helps kids recognize and distinguish between uppercase and lowercase E.
Letter E Recognition
Older preschoolers are ready to distinguish letters outside the alphabet’s context. They need exposure to the letter E both within texts and in isolation. They need to work with the letter in a variety of ways.
These two worksheets prepare students to read and write the letter E. The first sheet is a dot sheet that can be used with dot markers. The second allows students to distinguish uppercase and lowercase E from other letters.
Letter E Tracing Worksheets
Most preschoolers are ready to learn to write the letter E. Letter E tracing gives them guided practice before they have to form the letter independently. Both sheets provide students with ample opportunity to practice tracing and writing the letter. The second sheet gives them more practice with letter recognition.
Phonemic Awareness With Letter E
Kids need a lot of experience with the letter /e/ sounds. This worksheet is ideal for students who have experience with the different sounds associated with E. Students get to practice with short e words but are also exposed to words with e that don’t use the short or long /e/ sounds.
All-in-One Letter E Worksheet
The final worksheet puts it all together. Kids get to practice writing and recognizing the letter E, along with distinguishing uppercase and lowercase E from other letters.
Letter E Activities
Learning the letter E is easy when used in conjunction with a well-rounded alphabet curriculum. Younger children must see, hear, and write a letter in many contexts before they master it. In addition to the letter E worksheets, students can practice writing E with other writing implements like crayons or markers. They can also write letters in the sand and make them out of LEGO bricks.
You can also do fun crafts with E to help your preschool or kindergarten students with letter recognition. Kids can make the letter E into an elephant by extending the top part into a trunk and adding ears.
Writing and Recognizing Letters Made Easy
You can use these letter E worksheets with your letter-learning curriculum. Students can use them in various ways to get the practice they need to improve their handwriting.
Be sure to check out the other alphabet worksheets in our free letter worksheets series! We have one for each letter of the alphabet to help with your reading and writing activities.