Build the Alphabet with Crayons

This build the alphabet with crayons activity is a great hands-on way to teach letter recognition and colors in your preschool lessons.

Download and print these letter mats to create a fun, hands-on alphabet activity for preschoolers.

You can print the pages out one at a time to add to your letter of the week activities.

Or, you can print them out and bind them into an alphabet workbook for your little ones.

Build the Alphabet with Crayons

This fun set of alphabet worksheets contains a variety of activities to reinforce several literacy skills for little ones.

I’ll go into more detail below, but this worksheet pack works on handwriting, letter recognition, counting, and fine motor skills.

These print-and-go printables are perfect for busy preschool moms and teachers like you.

Letter Recognition

Each page features a large uppercase letter of the alphabet made of crayon graphics. It’s a great way to work on letter recognition as your child names and builds the alphabet with crayons.

Color Matching

Have your child match the colors as they lay real crayons on top of the crayon graphics on each page.


As your child lays each crayon on the page, can they name the colors? You can use generic color words like light blue and dark blue. Or, you can use this opportunity to introduce new color words like turquoise, aqua, magenta, etc.

Letter Formation

After building the letter and marking each color on the correct line, children will trace the letter on the dotted line.

Alphabet Books

Alphabet books are a great way to help preschoolers and kindergarteners learn their letters. And they don’t have to be boring, either!

There are all sorts of fun and engaging alphabet books out there, from books that teach the letters through rhyming verses to books that feature adorable animals.

Alphabet books can also be a great way for parents and caregivers to bond with their little ones. Reading together is always a special time, and it’s even more special when you’re sharing a book that’s helping your child learn something new.

So whether you’re looking for a gift for a preschooler in your life or you just want to add some new titles to your home library, be sure to check out some alphabet books for kids!

• ABC’s for Boys – This one of a kind, hand illustrated alphabet book combines letters with all of boys’ favorite things–airplanes, dump trucks, and more!

Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First  – It’s chaos! It’s pandemonium! And it’s definitely not as easy as A-B-C! Here’s a snappy story about the comic confusion that comes when the letters of the alphabet, like a class of unruly children, step out of order and show that each one has a mind of its own.

• Pinkalicious ABC – A is for Apple. B is for Bubble Bath. C is for Cupcake. What could be better than learning your ABC’s with Pinkalicious in this pinkamazing board book?

What activities can I do with my preschooler to help them learn the alphabet?

This sweet set of 26 fabric letters is a great way for your child to play and learn the alphabet. Safe for all ages. And can be machine washed and dried using a small mesh bag. 

These epoxy sprinkle letters are so much fun! They can be used in sensory bins , alongside educational activities, or on their own! 26 letters included!

Download Your Printables

This pack of alphabet mats contains 26 pages – one for each letter – designed to help children work on the following skills:

  • letter recognition
  • letter formation
  • fine motor skills
  • colors

Click the button below to purchase the worksheet packet in the shop.

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