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The key to teaching your child the alphabet is repetition, repetition, REPETITION! Say it, sing it, write it, watch it, play it . . .
There are a lot of great resources that can make it so much fun to teach your child the alphabet and letters. This is a collection of some of my favorite alphabet resources.
Your child will be singing the ABC’s and sounding out their letters before you know it!
This Highlighter Letters activity takes absolutely no advanced preparations, all you need is some paper, highlighters, and a writing utensil for your child. Take the highlighter and write out the alphabet on a sheet of paper and then have your child trace over each of the highlighter letters.
You can do this same activity with numbers, shapes, and any tracing practice you want your child to do . . . You just write it out first with highlighters and your child traces over whatever you’ve written. This would also be a great way to get your child started with writing their name!
A slight variation from the highlighter letters activity (above), with this Painted
Letters activity you can write out the letters on a sheet of paper and have your
child paint over each letter with a Q-
Alphabet Flip Books
Included in this Alphabet Flip Book package is a printable book for each letter of the alphabet with six pictures for each letter. They are great for introducing or reviewing the letters of the alphabet as well as learning word associations.
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GIANT Alphabet Coloring Page
This Giant Alphabet Coloring Page is actually six pages that you print and tape together to form one big sheet. Just the size of the sheet makes it exciting and fun to color! This download is free, but you need to subscribe to the blog in order to access it (you can always unsubscribe later).
Letter Rubbing is a very simple activity that incorporates motor skills, textures, and shape discovery.
Alphabet Coloring Pages
These beautiful alphabet coloring pages are from the Life Over C’s website, however, their website has been having technical difficulties and it can be really confusing to find how to download these pages, so here is a direct link you can use:
These A -
Alphabet Letter Recognition Worksheets
These Letter Recognition Worksheets are very simple but very effective in giving students a way to practice recognizing the letters of the alphabet. Each letter has an entire page for a total of 26 pages . . . and they’re FREE!
26 FREE Alphabet Worksheets
Get your kids tracing, coloring, writing, and more with these Alphabet Worksheets. One sheet for each letter of the alphabet!
Alphabet Tracing Worksheet
Missing Letter Worksheets
Practice ordering the alphabet with these Free Missing Letters Worksheets. Your child
can fill in the blanks to complete the alphabet. There are four worksheets in this
pack, two featuring upper-
Find and Trace the Alphabet
Find and Trace Alphabet Scenes. These cute scenes help your children with letter recognition and letter formation. There are both upper case and lower case worksheets.
Unifix Cube Letter Matching
Here are some other great Unifix Cube Printables:
And here are some other Unifix Cube activities:
This is not a free resource, but $4 is a reasonable price to ask when you consider
the time that goes into making these letter mats. Each letter of the alphabet has
its own full-
Alphabet Flash Card Matching
Alphabet flash card matching is a great way to practice letter recognition. You can
either purchase two sets of regular alphabet flash cards to use for matching the
pictures to the letters, or purchase a set that has separate cards for upper-
FREE Alphabet Flash Cards to Print
Polka Dot Alphabet Flash Cards. These are really cute flash cards! Great for writing practice, letter recognition, or even wall decorations. If you print two copies of this set you could also do alphabet matching games.
There are a lot of different options when it comes to free printable flash cards, here are some other really nice options . . .
Of course, in my opinion, when it comes to flash cards it’s really worth while just going out and purchasing a couple sets (I always buy TWO sets so I can do matching games with my kids) . . . with all the printing, cutting, laminating, and more cutting that goes into making your own flashcards, this is one thing that is really worth while purchasing.
Clothespin Alphabet Ordering
This fun learning activity combines fine motor skills with learning the letters of the alphabet. Clothespin Alphabet Ordering . . . you can use printable flash cards or just write the letters out on index cars or little sheets of paper.
ABC Bible Verse Flash Cards
If you’re doing a “letter-
Exercise Through the Alphabet
These Exercise Through the Alphabet cards are perfect for getting your child up and moving about while learning their letters.
FREE Alphabet Play Dough Mats
Also, if you prefer, here are just the standard simple Alphabet Playdough Mats.
Cookie Sheet Challenge
A cookie sheet, magnet letters, and these FREE Printables is all you need for these early reader activities . . . ABC’s, Sight Words, Rhymes, and more!
Painted Alphabet Rocks
Making your own Painted Alphabet Rocks can be a great way to encourage alphabet discovery even on the strictest of budgets. And the best part about making your own alphabet rocks is that, unlike other purchased alphabet sets, if you don’t have enough letter multiples for spelling the words you want you can just make more!
FREE Alphabet Phonics Coloring Sheets
FREE Bingo Marker Alphabet Letter Find Sheets
Alphabet Book Cut and Paste Craft
This Alphabet Book Cut and Paste Craft is a fun little activity you can do with your child. It’s quite simple actually. Write each letter of the alphabet on a different sheet of paper and let your child cut out pictures from old catalogues and newspapers and paste the pictures with the appropriate letter. Use a binder and sheet protectors to make it into a simple book.
Hammer a Letter
Hammer a Letter is an activity that is especially appealing to boys, it’s pretty simple, you just hammer a peg to make the outline of the letters on paper!
These Highway Letter Cards are great for educational play time! Children can drive their cars along the highways to form different alphabet letters.
Lego Letter Puzzles
Lego Letter Puzzles. The idea is simple – you build the outline of the letter, and then the child fills it in.
Alphabet Coloring Pages
Such cute Alphabet Coloring Pages featuring upper-
Hidden Letters & Numbers
These printable Hidden Letters and Numbers sheets are a fun way for the kids to work on their letter and number recognition. Grab a few crayons and start coloring to find the hidden pictures!
Hidden Picture Color By Letter
There are 26 pages in this Color By Letter pack – one page for each letter of the alphabet and on each page kids will be spotting both upper and lower case letters.
Here are some other (similar) color by letter printables:
Here are some more color by letter pictures . . .
Hidden Color By Letter
These Hidden Color By Letter sheets are a fun way for the kids to work on their letter recognition. All 26 letters of the alphabet are available in Uppercase and Lowercase, and are completely free to download and print.
Color By Number Alphabet Letters
Color By Number Alphabet Letters. Some of these may be a bit too challenging for
younger kids but they are just way too awesome to pass up. There are many benefits
ABC Letter Mazes
This is a complete set of 26 mazes, one for each letter of the alphabet:
Also take a look at these Lowercase Letter Mazes!
Here are some nice dot-
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eeBoo Alphabet and Numbers Matching Puzzle
I’m not in the habit of buying a lot of resources, since there is so much available for free online, but these puzzles are worth every penny!
The ABC Song
The traditional ABC song for Kids. I love how it goes through the entire alphabet two times, first showing all the capitol letters and then all the lower case letters. It’s very simple graphics, but pretty cute at the same time.
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The Alphabet Adventure With Alice and Shawn the Train
The Alphabet Adventure is a cute little cartoon that was very well done. It take your child on a train adventure in search of all the letters of the alphabet. Along the way they learn the different sounds that each of the letters make and a few objects that begin with each letter.
Shawn the Train’s Alphabet Song
This Alphabet Song goes alone well with the Alphabet Adventure video mentioned above. It basically takes all the letters and words taught in the video and makes a song out of them to help reinforce the lesson.
Richard Scarry’s Best ABC Video Ever
Richard Scarry’s Best ABC Video Ever really is the best! It goes through each letter of the alphabet giving great examples of words that start with each of the letters. Very entertaining and fun. Kids love it!
M is for Monster Trucks
For more like this, here’s the GiggleBellies Preschool Learning Play List
Dave and Ava Phonics Song
This Phonics Song is great for reinforcing the alphabet, letter recognition, and the sounds that each letter makes. Cute animation too!
Patty Shukla Phonics Song
This Phonics Song is great for learning the letter, sounds, words that go with each letter, and even some sign language too!
Alphabet Phonics Song
This Alphabet Phonics Song is pretty cute!
Phonics Song by the Preschool Prep Company
This Phonics Song is a little more advanced than most in that it gives all the sounds that the letters make (several of the letters make multiple sounds!).
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YouTube: Spelling English Words (HooplaKidz)
Spelling English Words. When your kids are ready to move beyond just the alphabet letters and alphabet sounds, here’s a great video series that starts them off with spelling words! HooplaKidz Spelling English Words
For even more alphabet resources, check out our Letter of the Week activities, which contain activities and resources specific to the individual letters of the alphabet!
Click on a Letter Below to Start Exploring!
Take a look at my Early Learning Organizing page to see how I use the letter of the week themes as a way to plan and organize our homeschooling curriculum!