Inside: Put together a week’s worth of fun alphabet ideas! These activities expose young children to letters in a fun, hands-on way, getting them ready for reading.
Teaching the alphabet to toddlers and young preschoolers is all about exposure.
Today I’m sharing a collection of alphabet activities that are playful and hands-on.
Pick and choose what you want to do for the week … you can even extend it to several weeks!
Make sure to check out these “A Week’s Worth” collections, too:
A Week’s Worth of Alphabet Ideas
Paint the alphabet … on the wall! (Busy Toddler)
Paint the paper and find the secret letters. (Busy Toddler)
Trace letters with Q-Tips and paint. (Toddler At Play)
Strengthen fingers by sticking alphabet stickers to a tube, matching the letters. (Taming Little Monsters)
Lace around a paper plate apple in alphabet order. (123 Homeschool for Me)
Hammer the alphabet! (Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls)
Press stickers on the letters in your name. (Busy Toddler)
Shoot hoops with letters of the alphabet. (School Time Snippets)
Hop from letter to letter and get the body moving. (Sunshine and Chaos)
Put letters on containers and hit them with a pool noodle. (Toddler Approved)
Make some alphabet soup at the water table.
Truck lovers will have fun with this construction sensory table, and it includes letters from the alphabet!
Put together an alphabet flower sensory bin that uses homemade letter stones.
Put together an letter sand tray using alphabet beads. (Preschool Inspirations)
Blocks and Cars
Use your Duplos to build a name. (How Wee Learn)
Create your own alphabet parking lot and match the cars to the parking spots. (I Can Teach My Child)
Tape letters to boxes for some alphabet building. (No Time for Flash Cards)
Press foam letters into playdough to create your name. (123 Homeschool 4 Me)
Put together a simple playdough letter activity using beads. (School Time Snippets)
Create letter clouds with playdough and letter beads. (Kindergarten Connection)
Put together an alphabet mail pretend play activity for letter exposure. (No Time for Flash Cards)
Sorting and Matching
Sort letter stickers by color and press them on the matching colors of the rainbow. (No Time for Flash Cards)
Use Post-Its for a fun alphabet matching activity. (Bored Toddler)
Sort magnetic letters by color on the refrigerator. (Happy Toddler Playtime)
Make letter volcanoes using alphabet cookie cutters. (Toddler Approved)
Build an alphabet tree and see how many letters it can hold. (Preschool STEAM)
Rescue the letters with a magnet wand. (Innovation Kids Lab)