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Learning the ABC’s

Are you looking for alphabet activities to help you teach your kids as they are learning the ABC’s? These fun, hand-on resources will help your pre-readers learn and practice letter identification, formation, and much more.



Activities for Learning the ABC’s:

One of the 5 Pre-Reading Skills Kids Need To Be Successful Readers is letter knowledge. Letter knowledge begins with Letter Recognition or Alphabet Recognition. It is the ability to recognize and name all of the lowercase and capital letters.


Kids who can recognize the letters of the alphabet can distinguish between them too. From alphabet mats to games, these activities will help your children as they are learning the ABC’s! 


Alphabet Mats:

Using play dough, mini erasers, pom poms, or any other small manipulative is a fun way for kids to practice letter formation. Your children can also use these alphabet mats to practice writing the letters. 

Pizza Alphabet Play Dough Mats

Mouse & Cookie Letter Mats

Farm Animal Play Dough & Letter Mats

Sun Alphabet Play Dough Mats

Building Blocks Lowercase Letter Cards

Building Blocks Capital Letter Cards

Apple Alphabet Play Dough Mats


Letter Naming Activities:

Hands-on activities will help your kids practice naming lowercase and capital letters. Your children can use these engaging resources to work on letter sounds too. 

Unicorn Letter Recognition Activity

Tooth Brushing Alphabet Activity

Pirate Letter Recognition Activity

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s Letter Recognition Activity



Alphabet Games:

Games are always a fun way for kids to learn! These interactive activities will help your children practice letter recognition and much more. 

Doughnut Shop Letter Recognition Game

Fly Swatter Alphabet Game

Apple Alphabet Game

ABC Bingo Game


Letter Matching Activities:

These letter matching activities will help your children practice identifying and matching lowercase and capital letters. These hands-on resources are a great way for kids to develop their fine motor skills, finger muscle strength, and much more! 

Alphabet Clip Cards

Tennis Racket & Ball Alphabet Match

Earmuff Letter Match

Cookie & Milk Letter Match

 Magnetic Letter Match Activity 


Letter Sensory Activities:

Sensory activities are a fun, hands-on way to incorporate learning concepts such letter recognition and formation. 

Magnetic Letter Sensory Bin

Muddy Pigs Alphabet Writing Tray

Letter Sensory Bottle

Construction Alphabet Sensory Bin

Sun Letter Recognition Activity

Strawberry Letter Recognition Activity


Learning the ABC’s is fun with hands-on activities! These interactive resources will help your kids learn and practice letter recognition, formation, and much more!



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Learning the ABC's


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