Inside: Toddler and preschool alphabet activities can be easily set up in a home environment. This collection has over 20 different hands-on ways to explore letters!
You are at home with your toddlers and preschoolers.
You are wondering how you can expose them to the alphabet through playful ideas.
Well, you are going to love this collection!
There are over 20 different ideas that you can try at home that will not only work on letter recognition, but will also keep your children busy so you can maybe get a few other things done around the house.
Make sure to scroll down for some free printable alphabet activities, too!
20+ Toddler and Preschool Alphabet Activities for Home
Note: This is part of a series of At-Home activities for parents and caregivers. Make sure to also see our other posts in this At-Home series:
- 55+ Fine Motor Activities for Home
- 25+ Color Activities and Printables for Home
- 20+ Easy Toddler Activities for Home
- Learning Shapes at Home – 15 Activities
Make a name puzzle: One of the first words a child recognizes is their name. This is super easy to make and set up!
Match the alphabet beans: Grab a bag of dried beans and a muffin tin for an easy kitchen table activity.
Drive cars on letters: Download the free printable roads that are shaped in different letters and add cars! (Playdough to Plato)
Mix up some alphabet soup: All you you need is a big container of water … or the bathtub! Also works fine motor skills.
Wash the alphabet: This quick, indoor water play activity will keep your children busy while exposing them to different letters. (Entertain Your Toddler)
Introduce journals: Young children love having their own books to “write” in!
Make your own alphabet puzzle: Foam letters and paper – that’s all you need! (Happy Toddler Playtime)
Jump on alphabet puddles: Not only will your children be exposed to letters, but it also gets the body moving! (Fun Learning for Kids)
Play a BIG alphabet memory game: All you need are paper plates and sharpies and your living room floor. (Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls)
Go on a lowercase scavenger hunt: After weaving string through your dining room chairs, find the lowercase letters! (HOAWG)
Have fun with an alphabet basketball game: Work on letter recognition, fine motor skills, and more while shooting hoops! (School Time Snippets)
Get moving with some alphabet pillow jumping: This is perfect for those days when you can’t get outside, and it’s a great way to strengthen alphabet knowledge. (Toddler Approved)
Go on a race to find letters: This is a fun, active game for preschoolers who are beginning to work on letter sounds. (Inspiration Laboratories)
Cover up those letters with stickers: This idea uses circle stickers and paper and also strengthens fine motor skills. (Busy Toddler)
Sift and find the letters: This stir and find activity is a playful way to expose young children to the alphabet. (Busy Toddler)
Smash the puffy letters: Give active and kinesthetic kids a chance to smash, smoosh, and squeeze away while learning letters. (Gift of Curiosity)
Feed the alphabet monsters: Invite your children to make monsters out of paper bags and feed them letters. (Toddler Approved)
Write letters in salt: Use a popsicle stick or paintbrush and salt for a fun writing activity. (Play to Learn Preschool)
Freeze foam letters: This activity is a blend of science, sensory and alphabet early learning play, and a great way to use foam letters! (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Sort letters by color: Grab some magnetic letters and matching colored bowls for a fun literacy and color recognition activity. (Busy Toddler)
Make letters in dirt playdough: Construction lovers will have fun pressing rocks into “dirt” to make letters! (Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls)
Make a post office: Young children can practice writing on small pieces of paper to insert in a homemade mail box. (No Time for Flashcards)
Go fishing: Pretend to be in a boat, fishing for letters! Comes with free printable fish. (Fun Learning for Kids)
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