5 Easy Alphabet Activities to Teach Letter Recognition
Every preschool teacher or parent knows the important of having fun and easy alphabet activities on hand. Preschoolers need to learn letters and sounds before they go to kindergarten.
These five preschool alphabet activities are perfect for helping kids with letter recognition and sound association. Plus, they’re all super simple to set up and are inexpensive. Get ready to have some fun while helping your little ones learn their letters!
Play Alphabet BINGO
Alphabet bingo is a great alphabet game for kids of all ages! It’s an easy, fun way to practice letter recognition while having a good time. This bubblegum theme is extra fun, because we used colorful Bingo chips to represent the gumballs. Students can match letters or even match pictures to the letter that represents that sound.
To play, simply print out this bingo board, then call out letters and have the child search the board to find it. Kids love this alphabet game because it is engaging and entertaining yet simple enough for younger children who may not have fully mastered their ABCs yet. Alphabet bingo is an alphabet activity that both parents and teachers will enjoy using to teach letters!
Alphabet Scavenger Hunts are an Easy Alphabet Activity
Scavenger hunts can be used for easy alphabet activities, too. A letter magnet scavenger hunt is a fun game for kids that encourages them to explore their environment and learn the ABCs. To play, simply hide magnet letters in a specified area and have children search for them. As they find a letter, they name both the letter and its sound.
Make it a contest to see who can find the most letters. Have children only pick up the letters in their name for extra challenge. At Easter, you could even place the letters inside plastic Easter eggs and let children open the eggs to reveal their letters to the class. Alphabet scavenger hunts are truly a fun and easy alphabet activity for little learners.
Cut Letters out of Magazines
Cutting letters out of magazines or flyers can be a great way for kids to get in some fine motor practice while learning about letters. Have the children look for letters in various colors, sizes, and fonts. You could also have children focus on one letter per page and add pictures from the magazine that represent that letter.
To make this project even more fun, create a makeshift book-making ‘studio’ and let kids choose their own magazines and materials. Pasting their creations into the book not only gives them a sense of accomplishment but also makes for a super easy alphabet activity!
When their project is complete, bind them together so they’ll have a complete alphabet book to look through which will help them become familiar with all the letters and their sounds. You can find this printable plus more alphabet activities in my Environmental Print Toolkit.
Paint with Shaving Cream
Let your child experience sensory fun with this interactive writing activity! Invite them to paint with shaving cream by writing letters using their finger. Consider giving them alphabet cards to keep nearby as a reference so they can form each letter correctly.
Did you know that shaving cream is a great way to clean desks and tabletops? And not only is this playful activity perfect for developing fine motor skills and sensory exploration, but it’s also an excellent way for your little learner to master the alphabet. So go ahead – make some magical messy memories – and let your child do this easy alphabet activity!
Easy Alphabet Activity- Letter Hunt
Going on a letter hunt is an easy alphabet activity and a fun way to focus on one letter at a time. It can be done indoors or outdoors! All you need to do to get started is choose a focus letter of the alphabet. Once your letter is selected, you will begin searching for it on signs and objects around the house. When you find it, take a picture of it!
This alphabet activity can help keep children engaged and thinking creatively as they scour their environment looking for the focus letter. Encourage them to search signs on the walls, food in the pantry, license plates in the driveway, and more.
I like to give them a clipboard and a recording page so they can trace or color the focus letter each time they find it. Not only do they feel official and important with their clipboard, but they’re getting valuable practice forming each letter while they focus on it.
Alphabet activities are a fun way to help your preschooler learn their letters. Looking for even more alphabet activities to do with your little learners? Check out these ideas: