Learning the letters of the alphabet takes lots of hands-on practice. Here are more than ten fun ways to learn the alphabet. These ideas will help your preschoolers explore the alphabet using hands-on, playful activities.
Fun Ways To Learn The Alphabet
Around the age of 2, you may notice your little ones are taking interest in learning the letters of the alphabet. But learning the alphabet takes time and practice. These alphabet activities are some of my favorite way to have preschoolers learn the alphabet.
They have fun but also are working on those letters!
This Alphabet Puppy Chow game is always a hit with little learners!
Your kids will love hanging up the letters of their names and their friend’s names on a clothesline! With this clothesline names activity your little learners will be practicing important fine motor skills when they open the clothespins.
This sensory bin combines fun party items with letters of the alphabet. Read the book Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood as part of this hands-on experience.
Your children will enjoy this fun art exploration using stickers, paint, and canvas (after reading the book The Hidden Alphabet by Laura Vaccaro Seeger).
Preschoolers can use foam shapes, paintbrushes, water, and a window to build their own alphabet tree in this activity inspired by The Alphabet Tree by Leo Lionni.
After reading the book Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood, invite preschoolers to search for items that start with each letter of the alphabet.
In this activity, children recreate the perennial favorite book by sticking letters on a large palm tree.
Play dough, some construction equipment, and a few loose parts are all children will need to construct, craft, and carve letters. This activity extends the book Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming.
Preschoolers can create discovery bottles filled with letters and green water beads.
Fun Alphabet Activities
Alphabet books are a fun way to introduce letters (and often words that begin with those letters).
These snacks are easy to make and fun to eat. And who doesn’t enjoy eating something from a favorite book?
This activity encourages children to match uppercase and lowercase letters. And it uses Lego blocks!
Find letters in colored rice and match them to shapes on paper – develops letter recognition and visual discrimination.
Children can develop their letter recognition skills in this fun letter-matching game.
Magnetic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Inspired Alphabet Tree– Children can retell the story of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and practice learning letters at the same time!