ideas for teaching the alphabet in preschool

Teaching the Alphabet

Ideas and activities for teaching the alphabet to young children in your Pre-Kindergarten, preschool, Pre-K, or kindergarten classroom. Hands-on letter identification games and activities to make learning fun.

Alphabet Books

Wikki Stix
Using Wikki Stix to teach the alphabet via
You can print the uppercase alphabet cards in the free resources section below.

Alphabet Sensory Play
Alphabet Sensory Play in pre-k, preschool, or kindergarten via
You can read all about this activity on the blog HERE.

Clothesline Names {Fine Motor}
Name and Alphabet Recognition Activity plus fine motor via
You can read all about this activity on the blog HERE.

DIY Ziploc Quilt {Swat the Bugs}
DIY Ziploc Quilt Swat the Bugs Activity + Free Printable via
You can learn how to make your own Ziploc Quilt game board on the blog HERE. The Ziploc Quilt can be used to teach many skills. In this version pictured above there are bugs with letters written on them. Students select a card with a letter on it and then swat the matching letter on the quilt using a fly swatter. You could differentiate this activity by writing the lowercase letters on the cards and students would have to locate the matching uppercase letter on the quilt. You can download the free bug printable HERE.

Alphabet Soup
Alphabet Soup Magnetic Letter Learning Activity
A fun letter matching activity using magnetic letters. Download the free printable on the blog HERE.

Alphabet Matching with Lego Duplos
Alphabet Matching activity with Lego Duplo Blocks
Use high interest materials like Lego Duplos to teach the alphabet. Download the free printable on the blog HERE.

Free Resources

Printable Alphabet Cards to Use with Waxed String
Free Uppercase Alphabet Cards for use with wax string via


  • ABC Center
  • Letter Identification Activities
  • Letter Sound Activities

Related Pages

Alphabet Resources

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