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Letter Recognition Games

Are your preschoolers and kindergarteners learning the ABC’s? Make it fun with these Letter Recognition Games!

These board and card games are an entertaining way for your kids to practice identifying letters by their names and shapes, matching capital and lowercase letters, and much more! 

Letter Recognition Activities

Letter Recognition Games:

Not only will these alphabet games help your kids learn and review the letters of the alphabet and other reading skills, but they will also work on developing their fine motor skills.

Playing games is also a great way for your children to learn skills such as cooperation, taking turns, problem-solving, strategic thinking, and much more! 

Letter Games

Alphabet Island Game:

In this island adventure, your preschoolers will race to match capital and lowercase letters. But they have to watch out for the shark or they will lose a letter!

To differentiate this activity, your kids can flip the lowercase letter discs over to reveal pictures and words.

They can then match the beginning sounds to the capital letters. Click on the picture to learn more about this game! 

Learning Resources Alphabet Island, Letter & Sounds Game, Language Development Toy, Alphabet Learning Toys, ABC Board Games for Kids, Ages 4+

Pop for Letters Game:

For this letter recognition game, your pre-readers will pull a popcorn card out of the box. If they correctly identify the letter on the card, they keep the kernel.

If your preschoolers pick a POP kernel, they put all their kernels back into the box.

You can have your kids practice saying the letter sounds too. Click on the picture to learn more about this game! 

Learning Resources Pop for Letters, Early Phonics Game, Alphabet Recognition, ABCs, 8 Pop Cards, Ages 4+, Grades PreK+

 

Frida’s Fruit Fiesta Alphabet Game:

Frida needs help collecting fruit in the rainforest! Your kids will spin the spinner and identify the letter.

They will then search for that letter, pick up the piece of fruit with the matching letter with the squeezers, and place it in their nest. 

But, look out for the lion! He will try and eat your food! When your preschoolers collect four fruits, they will the game. Click on the picture to learn more about this game! 

Educational Insights Frida's Fruit Fiesta Alphabet Game, Preschool & Toddler Board Game, Letter Recognition, Fine Motor Skills, Ages 4+

 

Super Why ABC Game:

Calling all super readers! When they take on the powers of the Super Why team, your pre-readers can practice different reading skills including identifying letters and rhyming.

They will also work on correcting silly sentences and learning how to read basic words. Click on the picture to learn more about this game! 

Briarpatch Super Why ABC Game PBS Kids Early Reading & Spelling Development, Improve Childhood Literacy & Social Skills Includes Finger Puppets

Alphabet Bingo Game:

In this Bingo game, your pre-readers will reach into the bag and pull out a letter. They will then find that matching letter on their board. The first person to get four in a row wins the game! 

The cards have letters on one side and pictures on the other, so your kids can practice matching letters and sounds too. Click on the picture to learn more about this game! 

Peaceable Kingdom Alphabet Bingo! Letter Learning Board Game for Kids

 

 

Alphabet Marks The Spot Game:

This alphabet game will get your preschoolers up and moving as they practice letter recognition and letter-sound correspondence.

It’s so much fun for visual and kinesthetic learners! Click on the picture to learn more about this game! 

Learning Resources Alphabet Marks The Spot Floor Mat

 

Magnetic Alphabet Fishing Game:

In this letter recognition game, your pre-readers will work on identifying capital and lowercase letters and developing their fine motor skills. 

There are capital letters on one side of the fish and lowercase letters on the other, so your kids can work on one set at a time or mix them together.

Your preschoolers can also practice saying the sounds that the letters make too. Click on the picture to learn more about this game! 

GAMENOTE Magnetic Alphabet Fishing Game for Toddlers - 26 Double Sided Wooden Fish with 2 Magnet Poles for Letter Recognition and Learning (Activity Guide Include)

 

The World of Eric Carle The Very Hungry Caterpillar Spin & Seek ABC Game:

For this alphabet game, your pre-readers will spin the spinner, move that many spaces, and identify the letter on the board.

They will then look for letter cards that match the letter on their space.

Inspired by The World of Eric Carle, this game is fun to play after reading one of his many books and a great way to introduce your kids to capital and lowercase letters. Click on the picture to learn more about this game! 

Briarpatch The World of Eric Carle The Very Hungry Caterpillar Spin & Seek ABC Game

 

Go Fish Alphabet Game:

This simple card game is a fun way for your pre-readers to practice matching capital and lowercase letters.

The capital letter cards have an adult or parent animal and the lowercase letter card has the matching baby animal. Click on the picture to learn more about this game! 

School Zone - Go Fish Alphabet Game Cards - Ages 4 and Up, Preschool to First Grade, Uppercase and Lowercase Letters, ABCs, Word-Picture Recognition, Animals, Card Game, Matching, and More

 

Sequence Letters Game:

In this game, your preschoolers will not only practice letter recognition but beginning sounds too.

To play, they will identify the letter on their card, match it to the beginning sound of a picture on the game board, and then place a chip there.

When your kids get 4 chips in a row, they get a sequence and win the game. Click on the picture to learn more about this game! 

SEQUENCE Letters by Jax - SEQUENCE Fun from A to Z 

These Letter Recognition Games are a fun way for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to learn and review the letters of the alphabet and much more!

Printable Letter Recognition Games:

Fly Swatter Alphabet Game

Magnetic Letter Bingo Game

Apple Alphabet Game

ABC Bingo Game

Penguin Alphabet Game

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Alphabet Games

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