Some of my favourite things about preschool are all the fun activities your kids can do when learning the alphabet! This list of 26 letter formation activity ideas is just that!
Letter tracing sheets may seem straightforward: trace the letter. Right? But there are so many fun and engaging ways to trace or fill in these letters!
Below you’ll find a way to make each letter of the alphabet super fun. Not only that but each letter is paired with an activity that will help your child associate each letter with an item that begins with that letter and the sound that the letter makes.
You can download this FREE alphabet worksheet printable here
A is for Apple
A is for Apple! To make these cute little apples, we used our thumbs and some red paint. We even added a little stem with a green marker.
B is for Beads
B is for Beads! Nothing beats dumping a handful of beads onto gluey paper! You can also use beans or you can put some food colouring in bubble solution and paint the page with bubbles!
C is for Cotton
C is for cotton! Grab some cotton balls and rip them apart. Then, glue them on to form a C. If you don’t have any cotton you can also use cheerios, crayon shavings or clay.
D is for Donut
D is for Donut! Donuts are delicious! Get some sprinkles and transform your D into a donut!
E is for Eyes
E is for Eyes! It may not be so easy to tell from this photo but these are colourful googley eyes! Once the glue is dry, this is super fun to shake around.
F is for Flowers
Spring is just starting over here so we didn’t have any flower petals on hand BUT we still went with the flower idea. Instead of flower petals, we just made thumbprint flowers and they worked perfectly! If you have flowers on hand try making the letter F with real flowers.
G is for Glitter
G is for glitter! Who doesn’t love glitter? Just grab some glue and go crazy. I suggest you do this over a sink for minimal glitterfication of your household.
H is for Holes
H is for holes! If you have a destructive preschooler, they’ll love this one! Put the paper over a pillow or on top of something soft and give your child a pencil. Help them to make holes along the inside of the H.
I is for Ink
I is for ink! For this letter, we whipped out an ink pad and filled it in with a stamp. This one was easy and fun!
J is for Jelly
J is for JELLY! Yup, you read that right! Jelly. Just get some jelly and make a J!
K is for Kiwi
K is for Kiwi! Aren’t these little kiwis so cute?
L is for Lolipop
L is for lollipop! I bet this one will get your kids excited! If you want to sub out the lollipops to avoid a sugar rush, try lego!
M is for Matches
M is for matches! You can outline ‘M’ with matches like the picture above or maybe use coins (Money)!
N is for Nuts
N is for Nuts! We filled in our ‘N’ with nuts, but if your child has a but allergy you can try Nerds (the candy).
O is for Oats
O is for Oats. This one is a bit challenging trying to get the oats inside if the ‘O’ but it’s still fun!
P is for Peas
P is for peas! If your child is like mine they’ll be trying to eat the peas the whole time. If you don’t have peas another great alternative is playdough.
Q is for Questions
Q is for questions! For this letter, ask your child the question “What things start with the letter Q?”. Write a question mark in the ‘Q’ for each thing you can think of.
R is for Road
R is for road! Transform the letter R into a road and either draw a car or get a toy car to test the road!
S is for Sand
S is for sand! Have any kinetic sand on hand? This type of sand is perfect for this activity without the huge mess. No sand? No problem! Try tracing with spaghetti noodles.
T is for T Rex
T is for T Rex! We brought out the ink pad again for this one because we have a cool T Rex Stamp! But if you don’t have one of those you can try drawing a train and train track.
U is for Urchin
U is for Urchin! Transform the letter U into the sea otters’ favourite food, the sea urchin! This spikey little animal is fascinating and fun to make!
V is for Velcro
V is for velcro! Velcro dots are perfect for the letter v! You can even cut out little pictures of things that start with v and stick them onto the velcro dots.
W is for Water
W is for water! One of our favourite things to do is paint with water. You can paint with plain water or you can add some food colouring and make your own watercolours!
X is for Xylophone
X is for xylophone! How cute is this xylophone! You can transform the letter x into one and then if you have a real one on hand, spend some time playing it with your child!
Y is for Yellow
Y is for yellow! This was a very fun activity. First, colour the ‘Y’ yellow. Then, have your child run around the house finding anything yellow to place on top of the sheet. Find as many things as you can!
Z is for Zebra
Z is for zebra! Draw some stripes on the letter ‘Z’ to make it look like a zebra! Take it a step further and add a head.
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