List of Alphabet Activities

Alphabet Play Ideas for Kids

Alphabet Activities and Play Ideas

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Printable Dot-to-Dot Letters - follow the dots to guide you to create each letter correctly

Printable Dot to Dot Alphabet Letter Charts:  Here is a fun way to learn how to write letters – the correct way!  The Dot-to-Dot Alphabet Letter Charts are a re-usable printable that can be used part of learning centres, small group activities or independently to learn the correct formation of writing alphabet letters.  Read more…

 

Letter Z Activity, Homemade Educational Toy - Z is for Zip it Zipper Board.

Z is for Zip It Zipper Board:  The Zip It Zipper Board is perfect for any early children classroom or home environment where children can access the board much like an educational homemade toy and play with it regularly. Read more…

 

V is for Vegetable Collage - Letter V Activity with Free Printable

V is for Vegetables Letter V Activity:  V is for Vegetables Letter V Activity was inspired by the book Vegetables in a Van and Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French. It is a great story to introduce children to the letter V and motivate them into making their very own Letter V Vegetable Collage.  Read more…

 

R is for Ribbons - letter r activity with free printable

R is for Ribbons Letter R Activity:  R is for Ribbons Letter R Activity is an activity that involves children cutting up small pieces of ribbon and gluing them onto the space of a letter R.  Read more…

 

U is for Umbrella - Letter U Book inspired activity from Ella's Umbrellas by Jennifer Lloyd

U is for Umbrella Letter U Activity:  U is for Umbrella Letter U Activity was inspired by the book Ella’s Umbrellas by Jennifer Lloyd, Illustrated by Ashley Spires. It is a great story to introduce children to the letter U and making their very own umbrellas onto the shape of the letter U.  Read more…

 

F is for feather fish painting - letter F activity inspired by the story Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins

F is for Feather Fish Painting:  Children draw their very own fish and paint it with feathers. The pictures in the story provide lots of brightly coloured fish of different shapes and sizes for art inspiration.  Read more…

 

Printable Alphabet Letter Tracing Mats avalable in two fonts - fun rainbow theme and matching pictures

Printable Alphabet Letter Tracing Mats:  Printable Alphabet Letter Tracing Mats are a great way to assist children with, fine motor coordination, letter formation, pre-writing and handwriting development.  Read more…

 

Reading Detectives - letter spotting in big books, can also be done with numbers, sight words and phonics

Letter Spotting in Big Books:  Letter Spotting in Big Books is a great way for children to become little reading detectives and play and learn with alphabet letters.  Read more…

 

Letter Z Activity - zig zag zebra play dough fun with 3 free printable play dough mats

Zig Zag Zebra Play Dough: The Zig Zag Zebra Play Dough Activity with free printable play dough mats was inspired by the book Zed the Zebra by An Vrombaut. Reading this story to children is a wonderful way to introduce children the letter ‘Z’ and words that begin with this letter sound.  Read more…

 

letter q activity - quilting the letter q

Q is for Quilt Letter Q Activity: Q is for Quilt Letter Q Activity is an activity that was inspired by the book The Quilt by Ann Jonas. It is a great story to introduce children to the letter Q and extend the learning by making a quilted letter Q.  Read more…

 

free Printable Flip Book to use with Pre-writing squishy bag

Pre-Writing Activities with Squishy Bags:  Pre-Writing Activities with Squishy Bags is a great way to target writing skills without using paper and pencils. It is providing a fun and exciting way to invite children to practice writing letters.  Read more…

 

T is for Tiger who came for Tea - a story retell of this favourite book in a mulit-sensory way

T is for Tiger Tea Party Story Retell:  T is for Tiger Tea Party is a story retell activity that involves bringing the story alive through sensory play. We created a sensory tub using various items that represented the characters and objects in the story The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith KerrRead more…

 

Printable Alphabet Play Dough Mats

Printable Alphabet Play Dough Mats:  Printable Alphabet Play Dough Mats are playful, bright, and colourful with happy friendly alphabet characters. They are so inviting, children will love to get creative with letters and play dough.  Read more…

 

Digging for Dinosaur Fossils by learning 4 kids

Digging for Dinosaur Fossils Sensory Bin:  The idea of the of the Digging for Dinosaur Fossils Sensory Bin is to search through the sand to find and sort the dinosaur figurines, dinosaur fossils with lowercase letter d and uppercase letter D into the matching baskets.  Read more…

 

 

Alphabet Ice and Shaving Cream, sesnory play by learning 4 kids

Alphabet Ice and Shaving Cream:  Alphabet Ice and Shaving Cream is a fun-filled, messy sensory play activity that children can explore their senses and learn about alphabet letters in an open-ended, unstructured way. Read more…

 

 

Letter C Activity - C is for Cotton Cloud by Learning 4 Kids

C is for Cotton Cloud Letter C Activity:  C is for Cotton Cloud Letter C Activity is an activity that was inspired by the book Little Cloud by Eric Carle. It is a great story to introduce children to the letter c and motivate them into making their very own cotton cloud in the shape of the letter C.  Read more…

 

 

Make a Number Car Wall Frieze - C is for Counting Cool Cars by Learning 4 Kids

Car Craft Activity for Kids:  This simple car craft activity for kids provides the opportunity for so much fun and learning. Firstly, making a car craft can be used in imaginative play games and activities, it can also be completed to encourage the learning about the letter ‘C’, what sound it makes and that the words car and craft begin with this letter sound.   Read more…

 

 

Making a letter n collage with newspaper - learning the letter n

Letter N Activity – Newspaper Collage:  Making a Newspaper Collage and Night Sky is a fun activity to introduce young children to learn about the letter N. It is a super simple craft activity to identify what the letter N looks like and what sound it makes.  Read more…

 

 

Alphabet Games - Hide and Seek Tray

Alphabet Hide & Seek Tray: Looking for Alphabet letters hiding amongst the scattered buttons is a great way for kids to play and learn with alphabet letters. Read more…

 

 

Letter I Activity - Insect Prints in Play Dough

Insect Prints in Play Dough:  Insect Prints in Play Dough is a fun sensory and fine motor activity that children will enjoy making different patterns and fossil-like prints in play dough. It also a great activity for children who may be learning about their letters and letter sounds such as the letter Ii.  ‘Ii’ is for insects!  Read more…

 

 

Letter P Activities - Painting with Pompoms

Letter P Activity – Painting with Pompoms:  Painting with Pompoms is a fun activity for kids and toddlers to explore colours and experiment with a new paint tool. It is so quick and easy to set up and also allows for kids of all ages to complete as it is open-ended.  Read more…

 

 

5 Letter Bb Activities

Alphabet Activities – Letter ‘B’ Activities: Bb is for Buttons, Brown Bear, Blue, and Bubble wrap!  The aim of these activities is to expose children to the letter Bb, identify what the letter Bb looks like and what sound it makes.  It is to provide an opportunity to talk about the letter, make connections with spoken language and real life experiences.  Read more…

 

 

Alphabet Sort - Learning the Alphabet Activities for KIds

Alphabet Sort:  Alphabet Sort is a simple, fun and engaging hands-on literacy activity children can play to help them learn and recognise letters. Learning the letter sound first and then the letter name are important for reading and writing development.  Read more…

 

Alphabet Activities - Learning the Letter A

 

Alphabet Activities – 5 Letter Aa Activities:  Lots of fun and creative ideas to learn about the letter Aa.  Play with paint, make apple with paper plates, free pintables and so much more.  Read more…

 

Alphabet Bingo in a Bottle

Alphabet Bingo in a Bottle:  Alphabet Bingo is a simple, fun and engaging hands-on literacy game children can play to help them learn and recognise letters.  Learning the letter sound first and then the letter name are important for reading and writing development.  Read more…

 

 

 

Alphabet Painting

Alphabet Paint Roller: Make your own Alphabet Paint Roller by sticking foam letters onto a large cardboard roll.  Children can then place the Alphabet Paint Roller onto a tray of paint, roll and print the letters onto to white paper to transfer the letter shapes.  Read more…

 

Alphabet Bath Sponges

Homemade Alphabet Sponge Letters: So much fun for the bath…….and learning your alphabet too! A great tactile and hands-on activity for kids to play with while taking a bath. When wet, the sponges stick or suction slightly to the sides of the bath and tiles, making it a great canvas for creating endless ideas. Read more…..

 

simple alphabet activities for kids and toddlers

 

Alphabet Match:  Alphabet match is a fun hands-on activity for kids to help recognise and learn their alphabet letters. It is also a great opportunity to introduce upper case and lower case letters and match them in a fun puzzle like activity. Read more…..

 

Letter A Activities

Learning Letter Sound Aa:  Here is a simple, fun and engaging hands-on activity to promote the learning of the letter Aa.  Read more….

 

Alphabet activities for kids

Stand Up Alphabet:  The Stand Up Alphabet is one of my favourite activities here on learning4kids! Once you have made your own set, you can use them for a range of literacy activities  Read more…..

 

 

 

Printable Alphabet Play dough Mats

 

Alphabet Play Dough: We had so much fun playing with our Alphabet Play Dough! It is a fun activity to help kids learn their alphabet letters and build up their fine motor skills at the same time. This activity involves using play dough to create letters in the alphabet, using the FREE Printable Alphabet Play Dough Mats as a guide. Read more…..

 

Pre-writing skills actvities

A Rainbow Salt Tray:  A great and fun activity to practice writing alphabet letters.  Why would you need crayons, textas, pencils and paper to draw when you can have more fun with a Rainbow Salt Tray? Read more here

 

 

 

Alphabet hunt using rice for a sensory experience

Sensory Alphabet Hunt: Making learning your alphabet fun by searching for alphabet letters in a sensory tub with strawberry scented and pink coloured rice. This sensory play activity is a great game to motivate kids to learn their alphabet. Read more…..

 

alphabet games and activities for kids

Alphabet Hide & Seek:  My kids get very excited when we play this game. The challenge and anticipation of searching for something brings so much fun to learning your alphabet letters!  The Hide and Seek Letter Hunt involves hiding the letter pairs around the house and your child goes around finding them.  Free printable.  Read more…..

 

 

 

R is for Rain - Alphabet Letter R Activity

“R’ is for Rain & Making Rain Craft:  Making our rain craft was so much fun and a great way to encourage language development.  The idea started with Miss 2, who absolutely loves to sing a rain song at the moment.  Read more….

 

 

 

alphabet activities for kids

Alphabet Archaeologist:   Taking on the role of an archaeologist looking for artifacts and bones in the sand or in this case searching for alphabet letters. It is a great activity to promote the learning of letter names and the sounds that they make.  Read more…..

 

 

 

sand paper alphabet

Sand Paper Alphabet:  What a wonderful way to explore the alphabet!  Using the sense of touch to feel over the sandy shape of the letters.  Read more…..

 

Name Activity for kids- create a name collage with pompoms

Name Collage:  This activity was originally used to create a collage of my daughters name.  The same could be done for all the letters of the alphabet by gluing pompoms or other craft materials over the top of alphabet letters.  Read more….

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