Learning the alphabet is a huge task for preschoolers. They have to learn to identify each letter – uppercase and lowercase.
Then, they have to learn the sounds each letter makes and many letters make more than one sound.
Each one of the activities featured below will help teach, reinforce, or review the letters of the alphabet. Many focus on beginning sounds, as well.
30 Engaging Alphabet Activities
Dump Truck Pick Up Alphabet Game (Homeschool Preschool)
Preschoolers will love driving around the room picking up the alphabet in their dump trucks.
ABC Dot Pages (Homeschool Preschool)
Fill in each letter of the alphabet with a dot marker or circle stickers.
Alphabet Sensory Play (Natural Beach Living)
Sensory play takes learning to a whole new level. Here’s a great sensory bin that goes with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
Fingerprint Alphabet Art (Easy Peasy and Fun)
There’s a fingerprint creation for every letter!
Alphabet Ball Game (Hands On As We Grow)
Here’s a fun way to get kids moving as you play one of five fun learning games with a bouncy ball.
How to Teach the Alphabet with LEGO Duplo Blocks (Pre-K Pages)
Kids will practice matching uppercase and lowercase letters with simple activity.
Drive the Car on the Road Letters(Gift of Curiosity)
These printables are perfect for car-loving kids! They’ll love driving their cars around each letter.
Alphabet Puzzles (Homeschool Preschool)
Print out and laminate these puzzles. Then, have your child match the uppercase and lowercase letters. They can also focus on beginning sounds by naming each pictures on each puzzle piece.
Make a Pool Noodle Alphabet Basket (The Educator’s Spin On It)
Pool noodles make inexpensive hands-on learning tools in this fun ABC activity.
Letter of the Week Crafts (Crystal and Comp.)
I love every one of these fun Letter of the Week crafts! I bet your preschoolers will, too!
Glitter Alphabet Slime (I Heart Crafty Things)
Slime is an amazing sensory experience for kids. Combine it with alphabet beads, and let your kids explore.
Alphabet Target Practice with Water Guns (I Can Teach My Child)
I’ve never met a kid who didn’t like being on the shooting end of a water gun! Can your preschoolers identify (and shoot) the correct letter?
Alphabet Fine Motor Fun (Childhood 101)
From tracing each letter in playdough to outlining it with small beads, each step of this activity helps kids learn the alphabet and builds fine motor skills.
Alphabet Clip Cards (Homeschool Preschool)
Kids will work on beginning sounds and their fine motor skills with these alphabet clip cards.
Alphabet Letter Building Templates (Teach Beside Me)
These letter puzzles will help preschoolers recognize what each letter of the alphabet looks like as they use varying straight and curved pieces to build the alphabet.
Apple Alphabet Puzzles (The Letters of Literacy)
Autumn is the perfect time to print out these apple-themed alphabet puzzles. Kids will practice matching uppercase and lowercase letters.
Alphabet Play Dough (Learning 4 Kids)
These playdough mats are perfect for helping kids learn to properly form each letter without the need for paper and pencil.
Alphabet Sensory Play Search and Find (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Read Alphabet Mystery, and then let your preschoolers hunt for the alphabet in this fun sensory bin.
Handprint Animals: A Complete A – Z Set (Red Ted Art)
From aliens to zebras, there is a handprint animal for every letter of the alphabet! Compile them in a binder throughout the school year, and your preschoolers will have their very own alphabet animal books to look at over and over again.
A Bee C Matching Cards (Homeschool Preschool)
Little ones will have fun matching each “lowercase” bee to its corresponding “uppercase” flower in this fun printable that’s perfect for spring and summer.
Move and Groove Gross Motor Alphabet Game (No Time for Flash Cards)
Build letters on the floor with painters tape. Call out a letter (or hold up a flashcard) and have your child go stand on it. This is a fun way to get the whole body involved in learning the alphabet.
Learning Letters with Alphabet Soup (Dirt and Boogers)
Kids will love mixing and pouring and scooping as they make this very unique version of “alphabet soup”.
Alphabet Letter Charades (Coffee Cups and Crayons)
How about a fun gross motor activity! Get kids moving as they use their bodies to form the letters of the alphabet.
Hammer the Alphabet (Frugal Fun 4 Boys)
I’m sure all kids will love hammering “nails” into each letter of the alphabet. This activity familiarizes preschoolers with what each letter looks like as well as building fine motor skills.
Fine Motor ABCs (A Dab of Glue Will Do)
By covering up large letters with small items, little ones will work on their fine motor skills as they “trace” the letters of the alphabet.
Magnet Letters (Homeschool Preschool)
Discover three ways you can use magnet letters to help your preschoolers learn the alphabet.
Playing the Alphabet Car Game (What’s Up Fagans)
Encourage your kids to hunt for each letter of the alphabet on signs and billboards on your next road trip.
Beginning Sound Alphabet Shopping (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
If you’re kids are ready to work on beginning sounds, send them on a scavenger hunt around the home to search for items that begin with the different letter sounds.
Easy Alphabet Magnetic Painting (Handmade Kids Art)
Here’s a great activity that combines STEAM and the alphabet as kids use letter magnets to paint a picture.
Learn the Alphabet with Play Dough (Homeschool Preschool)
Here are three hands-on activities to help your preschoolers incorporate playdough into their ABC time.
What is your favorite alphabet activity to do with your preschoolers?