These alphabet practice activities are a wonderful way to get your student or child learning their letters, practicing their fine motor skills and having fun while learning.
Whether you’re a preschool teacher, an early elementary teacher who has a student who needs more practice or a parent homeschooling your child or reinforcing what your kiddo has learned at school, you’ll find these activities fun and engaging.
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Identification of Letters
On average, between the ages of two and three, children begin identifying letters of the alphabet. There are many ABC books that can be used to show a child what a letter looks like and what object it relates to. For example, “A is for Apple.”
It is recommended by many studies that children learn the lower case alphabets first, but many children have an easier time identifying capital letters. Also relate the letters to those that relate to your child’s name. This process will begin the early stages of understanding that letters make up words.
Once your child has begun the understanding of letters, you can introduce phonics. Studies have proven that phonics are the key to developing young readers into high level readers. There are flashcards, games and books that you can use to teach your child phonics. My kids loved The Amazing Alphabet Amusement Park by LeapFrog as toddlers.
Basically, you show the child the letter and make the sound of that corresponding letter. When beginning phonics, stick to the long sounds of the letters. As your child progresses, you can add the short sounds, and eventually letter combination sounds. This will develop the skills your child will need in reading, by encouraging the sounding out of words.
Fine Motor Practice
And learning to actually write the letters is important also! Handwriting is just a more focused type of fine motor skills, which is why many preschool activities are geared toward helping kids work on their fine motor skills and grasp control.
Below are more than 60 wonderful alphabet practice resources, from letter recognition to actual writing! Perfect for students or your children, don’t just pick one… keep it interesting and fun.
Alphabet Practice Activities:
- Alphabet Children’s Books
- Alphabet Interactive Notebook
- Alphabet Flip Book for Preschoolers
- Alphabet, Number and Shape Cards
- Make Your Own Fabric Alphabet
- Alphabet Beginning Sound Sorts
- Alphabet Sound Sliders
- Alphabet Spin & Cover Printables and Centers
- Alphabet Uppercase/Lowercase Letter sorts
- Multisensory Alphabet Activities
- Animals & the Alphabet: 26 Complete Curriculum Lessons
- Letters and Numbers
- Preschool Letter Recognition Activities
- ABC Letter Mats
Handwriting Alphabet Activities:
- Letter of the Week Handwriting and Do a Dot Pages
- Alphabet and Handwriting Bundle
- Alphabet Handwriting Printables & Centers
- Alphabet Copywork Notebooking Pages
- Handwriting Templates with Alphabet Guides
- Fading Alphabet Double Line OR Dotted Line Style
- Montessori Rainbow Letters Bundle
- Vanishing Vowels Letter Formation Activity
- Missing Letters
Alphabet Games, Activities & Mazes:
- Alphabetical Order “War” Card Game Center
- Beginning Sounds Alphabet Puzzles
- Alphabet Sound Mazes
- Alphabet Play Dough Mats
- Alphabet Fine Motor Dot Activities
- Action Alphabet
- Alphabet I Spy No-Prep Printables & Centers
- Uppercase Letter Puzzles
- Alphabet Sound Recognition Sticky Puzzles
- Animal Action Alphabet
- Find and Follow Alphabet Number Hunts Mazes
- A to Z Letter Finds
- Letter of the Week Snack Recipes
- Uppercase Sensory Bin Letter Matching
- DOT Letters and Shapes
- Letter of the Week Crafts
- Letter of the Week Hand Print Art
- Alphabet Mats with Letter Craft and Process Art Ideas
- Alphabet Bracelets