I adore the variety of methods available for teaching the alphabet to young children in preschool and kindergarten.
These engaging alphabet exercises for kids include a variety of alphabet topics, such as letter recognition, sounds of letters, and letter shapes.
These engaging letter activities are designed to make learning the alphabet a pleasant and memorable experience rather than just teaching the alphabet.😇
Alphabet Activities For Kids
Write letters in dried beans
The cost of large dried white beans is low, and they are simple to write on. Use a highlighter to write all the capital as well as lowercase letters on them.
After that, ask the children to match the sets by placing them in a heap (or bags).
Letter sort with sticky notes
Sticky notes with individual letters on them should be placed around the house or simply on each stair in a staircase. Numerous varieties of this practice game are all related to sorting. Get children to sort by:🍁
- letters in their name
- straight lines (H)
- curved lines (c)
- both curved and straight lines (B)
Write letters in shaving cream
Give your youngsters shaving cream to write in, then squirt some on a table. To start over, erase it with a smooth motion. Additionally, your table and their hands will be spotless than before!☘️
Bend letters with pipe cleaners
Pipe cleaners have long been a dependable craft material and a fantastic way to practice fine motor skills. Use them now to instruct children to create both uppercase and lowercase letters.💫
Make Sensory A.B.C. bags
This one is excellent because you can switch up the content and even switch to sight words. A gallon bag 🎒using a ziplock top is required. Include handwritten letters, magnetic symbols, scrabble tiles, and any other letter-related items you may think of.
You may add some rice in a closed bag. Children search through the rice in the bag for the letters. As they locate each letter, they record it until they have located all 26 of the letters in the alphabet.💥
Find invisible letters with watercolors
This is timeless. Draw the alphabet on a white piece of paper with a white crayon. Give your children some watercolors, and then let them color the paper while you watch the letters develop.💓
Play musical alphabet
Create a large circle of letters on the ground. You can write them on a deck of index cards or use magnetic letters.
Play some music, and have your kid circle the room while you dance. Your child informs you of the nearest letter when the music stops. 💤
Put together name puzzles
Write a name in both capital and lowercase letters, and then just chop the letters apart in a zigzag pattern.
To get your kid to match the letters and put them together in the proper sequence, mix up the letters.💥
Eat your A.B.C.s
Alphabet Soup taught us that learning your A.B.C.s is just simply enjoyable. Consider all the different ways you might use meals to practice the alphabet.
You can carve letters out of jelly, make letters out of pancakes or make letters out of noodles.📚
Go on an alphabet scavenger hunt
The nicest part of this for grownups is that there is no preparation. Encourage kids to look for things that start with each letter of the alphabet. ⚡️
To make the game last longer, assign them particular locations for them to return each item to one at a time. Each item needs to be authorized before it can go on to the next one.⭐️
Make your own A.B.C. book
Making the A.B.C.s unique for each child aids in processing and memory retention. Making a book from 26 pieces of paper, some staples or hole punches, and a ribbon is the first step in one of our favorite alphabet activities.🌀
On each page, instruct children to write a letter in each case. Lastly, ask them to create or cut out images of objects that begin with each letter.🚦
Create A.B.C. pop-up books
Use the training video below to find out how to develop various pop-up page types.
Then, for 26 weeks, produce a page for each letter. In order to create an A.B.C. pop-up book, glue them completely at the end.🎯
Stamp letters in playdough
Playdough is rolled out, and then letter stamps are pressed into the dough. This is excellent for practicing the A.B.C.s and is tactile.
Make Tactile letter cards
The importance of using all of your senses to learn is well supported by research as well as personal experience. It will be enjoyable and beneficial to create these tactile alphabet cards.🧿
Trace letters in Spices
This one incorporates sight, scent, and touch. You get a chance to discuss the other purposes for which we use spices. 🔮
To make things a little more difficult, place the container in front of the youngster and instruct them to write the spice names in the spice.🧩
Study a Letter of the Week
For a good reason, a letter of each week is taught in many PreK as well as Kindergarten programs. Teachers agree that practicing writing letters and having rapid recognition of them is crucial to acquire knowledge to read. 🎮
Weekly alphabet activities that focus on one letter improve retention and knowledge.🎎
Do the yoga alphabet
Spend the time to practice each yoga stance before showing the video to the children. Learning benefits greatly from the integration of the mind and body.🎈
Sing songs about the alphabet
The alphabet song is a favorite among all people, but did you realize there is a tonne of additional songs you can sing to help yourself remember the letters? Try this beloved Sesame Street recipe:🏆
Draw pictures from letters
Teach kids to draw by having them start with letters. If, at first, you find this too challenging, just write an alphabet and then sketch a picture around it.🥏
Highlight letters on a page
Get a highlighter and print a piece of text or pick up your favorite magazine. Ask children to discover as many instances of a single letter to highlight. This is excellent for learning sight words as well.🧿
D.O.T. a D.O.T. letter tracing
Colorful dot markers help kids learn directionality, remember how to compose and recognize letters, and have more fun while tracing letters.🧸
Play letter a slap
Create two sets of 52 a deck of index cards that have all of the alphabet on them. Each child receives 26 cards once the cards have been dealt and shuffled. 🃏
Each participant turns their top card face up while playing. The winner of the hand and receiver of the card is the player whose letter is closest to A. 🪡
Players are allowed to slap the card if more than one of the same letters is played. The hand is won by whoever is at the bottom of the slip. When one person has all the cards, the game is over.♦️
Match plastic Easter eggs
You must have some Easter plastic eggs lying around in your attic. Put a capital letter on one part and a letter in lowercase on the other using a marker such as Sharpie or letter stickers. 🎨
Separate the two after that, and place them all in a carrier. Children pick them out and pair them.🧶
Make it tougher by not matching the colors.
Find a cover
With the help of this game, teachers may measure a student’s letter recognition skills with accuracy. The students must locate and color in the dictated letter.🎯
Navigate an Alphabet maze
Another fantastic chance for entertaining learning! Create a letter maze that your kid may use to maneuver their toy cars around. The quicker a learner can navigate the maze, the stronger their recollection of letter order is!🎴
Build a letter 🅰️ pizza
This flexible paper plate activity is ideal for classes that are just beginning to learn about letters. Cut out paper letters that might stand in for pepperoni or tomatoes. Build your pizza with a paper dish, glue, paint, as well as other cut-out “topping” items!♠️
This exercise improves letter knowledge while incorporating a motor skill component. Students begin pinning their names on an object resembling a clothesline.🎭
Make natural playdough using our go-to dough recipe, which is provided below. If you want to help your students create letters, think about utilizing dough mats.🀄
Hide and seek Bin
For young learners, this letter-themed play in a tub is fantastic. Toss a letter into the tub and ask your kid to pull it out and inform you what it is.🎁
Alphabet Beach ⛱️ ball
The most effective learning exercises for young children focus on movement. Toss a beach ball outdoors that has the alphabet written on it.
When catching the beach ball, students must pronounce the letters that are in contact with their hands.🏅
Chalk Sidewalk Alphabet Flowers
On the flower buds of pavement flowers, draw letters. After that, let your pupils explore their alphabet floral meadow and call out the letters while they go.🎄
Go letter fishing
The development of motor skills is aided by letter fishing, which promotes fun with movement.
Children are urged to pick up alphabet fish corresponding to the selected letter using a magnetic fishing rod.🎉
Build a letter 🅰️ snack mats
Snack mats can be customized for letter-learning programs. Along with learning one or two linked words, students also learn to distinguish between letters in both uppercase and lowercase 🎍
Alphabet Neighborhood Walk
Take your kid for a stroll around the neighborhood and point forth various things as you go. Ask them to define the item and the world’s first letter.🪄
D.I.Y. Chalkboard Letter Circles
For kindergarten children, D.I.Y. chalkboard letters are interesting teaching resources. Games, title writing, and other activities may all be done with these loose-part letters!🧿
Get the learners moving with this enjoyable hopscotch game where they may bounce around to letter sounds!
Encourage youngsters to say the words and their sounds when they land on them while playing the game outside.🎀
Watch an alphabet video
Interactive songs and videos that invite participation from the audience are excellent for teaching!
Encourage the students to follow up and speak the words as best they can for enjoyable learning!✨️
Write the letter from the sound
A letter sound will be played by the teacher on audio. Students should next individually write the letter after circling the appropriate letter on their task page.
Make puppy 🐶 alphabet food
Fun for animal lovers to do! Ask your child to recite the letters as they place them in a dish to create alphabet dog food that they may later give to their stuffed animals.
Alphabet ice 🧊 painting
One of the more imaginative alphabet games to inspire a budding artist. The letter ice mold should be filled with water and left in the freezer all night. To paint the ice letters, simply remove them and use washable paint.🎨
For alphabet recognition, have children say the letter they’re painting.♥️
I really enjoy letter collages! They are a fantastic technique for children to practice and learn the alphabetic letters.🕶
They can link an item to a letter, which improves their understanding of the first few sounds!
Materials you need
- tissue paper
- cardstock paper
- googly eye🧤
Tape resist Art
I adore the final product of tape-resist art! When you’re done, it’s amazing to see the object’s outline!
After they finish painting, your children will be astounded to see their letters pop out at them. This is a fantastic technique to incorporate both capital and lowercase letters into children’s work.👑
Materials you need
- colored masking tape
- art tray
- cardstock paper
Sunshine Alphabet Match
EVERYONE needs some sunshine! This creation is very cheery and positive! Additionally, it’s a great opportunity to review capital and lowercase letters.👒
Additionally, it’s a fantastic fine motor exercise! For common tasks like tying a shirt, donning their coats, or tying their shoes, practicing fine-motor abilities is essential.🔴
Magnet letter block match
The best available open-ended toy is magnet blocks. My son’s favorite toy is a set of these bricks. With these blocks, there are countless ways to play and learn.⚽️
Open-ended toys allow children to play, pretend, and create in a variety of ways every time they play. These are the toys we use the most, which is why we adore them so much.🌿
Find and cover letters
Counting cubes are a fantastic manipulator to utilize for interactive learning exercises. There are numerous applications for these.🍃
One of my favorite uses for them is in a Find as well as Cover game. This exercise focuses on a single word at a time. Additionally, both the capital and lowercase letters are highlighted.🍁
Popsicle Stick Letter Building
Popsicle stick letters help develop SO many various learning abilities.
The pre-writing, STEM, counting, and letter identification skills all get practiced in this particular activity. It’s ideal for learning centers in schools or just at home!🌸
Color Coding Letters
Want to try a simple color-coding game that’s ideal for young children? I adore how it targets multiple skills with only one simple setup! 💮
Color matching, number recognition, letter building, and color recognition are all practiced in this activity. I think that’s quite fantastic, wow.
Have you used these message boards before? When my instructor brought them out so we might play and make things with them, I recall loving it!🍁
Try using the geoboard to make letters! This is a fantastic game for kids to practice their fine motor skills as well as their letter-building abilities.
Materials you need
- geoboard letter printable
Alphabet Block Match-Up
This activity can be done with any letter of the alphabet; it is not just for the letter H! Kids adore this play-based learning approach.👑
The ideal building blocks for this project are these Mega Bloks. They are big enough for children to write their letters on and stack.🎁
Letter Sprinkle Sweep
I can guarantee that your kids will rush in eager to see what’s going on when you explain that sprinkles are engaged in a learning activity.🎈
Materials you need
- art tray
- cardstock paper
Do you have a youngster that enjoys building with blocks? They’ll really enjoy this exercise!🪡
I adore using LEGOs, an open-ended toy, for educational activities. Whenever it comes to employing them, the options are unlimited!🧩
Alphabet Stamp Match
I always value setup times that are as short as one minute.
Using stamps is fun for kids. This is a fantastic and easy way to practice your upper- and lowercase letter-matching abilities.🎈
Squirt the Letter
I adore taking the kids outdoors to engage in educational activities. They enjoy trying new things and varying the usual routine.🎎
Kids enjoy this chalk activity as they get to use a spray bottle! Funny how things so straightforward can turn out to be the finest thing ever for children!🧩🎈
One of the most important things a preschooler should learn is the alphabet.🧿🎭
Learning letter sounds, starting to sound out short words, as well as how to read are all made possible by being able to recognize letters.🎀
I hope you will like all the activities which are mentioned above 🆙. Keep practicing and keep learning. 🎁♥️
I’m a former teacher with a background in child development and a passion for creating engaging and educational activities for children. I strongly understand child development and know how to create activities to help children learn and grow. Spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and volunteering in my community.