The Alphabet Activities

Alphabet activities take learning to read to a whole new level! Learning to read and write letters can be a daunting task for young children, but these alphabet activities take the pressure off by allowing your child to learn in a fun environment. Make alphabet cookies, play the bottle cap letter game, or become a letter detective with these engaging and educational alphabet activities. Not only are these alphabet activities fun, but they help set up a foundation for early literacy success. For even more fun, check out our alphabet games.

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Ask a child if he wants to practice his alphabet and you'll likely get snubbed. But ask if he'd like to play letter detective? You might hook yourself a fish.
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Here's a challenging treasure hunt for kindergarteners learning about letter sounds. String letters together to make words and find the path to the treasure.
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This alphabet bottle is fun to make and a great activity to keep your preschool child busy, while helping her recognize letters in a creative way.
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Collect 26 rocks and paint each one with a letter of the alphabet for your very own alphabet rock collection.
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Use fun and fuzzy pipe cleaners to help your child learn how to form important letters that make up the words that are the building blocks of phonics.
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Try this goofy, first grade phonics craft that focuses on the letter "F" as in "Frog" and helps build crucial reading and spelling skills in your first grader.
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As your child plays photographer, snapping pictures around the yard, he'll also be practicing recognizing letter sounds, which will help him learn to read.
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How do you spell fun and learning? B-I-N-G-O! Children learn through play. And letter or number bingo is a great place to start.
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Help your preschooler begin reading and writing the printed word by connecting simple letter recognition exercises with this easy art project: alphabet trees!
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Celebrate Read Across America Day with your kindergartener by playing an alphabet balloon volley game inspired by "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" by Dr. Seuss.
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Kids get in lots of letter learning as they play this fun twist on regular tag, which engages their minds as well as their bodies.
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This homemade alphabet game will keep your kindergartener on his toes and help him practice letter, numbers, and taking turns. The whole family can participate!
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While kids learn when they can see or hear, they learn better when they can touch, too! Get your preschooler's fingers walking the alphabet today!
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Make your own personalized set of letter flash cards to get him thinking about the alphabet while boosting his fine motor skills in the process.
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Build up those kindergarten letter-sound reading skills...and create a whimsical, practical craft at the same time.
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This preschool activity allows you and your child to make your very own alphabet matching game. Your child will develop his memory and practice letter sounds.
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This cookie dough handles like molding clay, but also makes delicious cookies. Use this activity to strengthen your child's alphabet skills.
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This simple bookmaking activity will introduce and reinforce alphabet and number recognition skills that have been taught at home or learned in preschool.
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Lacing is a great way to practice hand-eye coordination, which helps with writing. Turn it into a fun preschool art project, by stringing up some ABCs!
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Take a nature walk in your backyard or local park to find one object for every letter of the alphabet. Then put them together in this handy nature book.

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