Fun with Letters

Recognizing Letters

Have fun playing with letters! Hide letters around your house for a twist on hide-and-seek or play letter recognition games over meals to keep the learning flowing.
Make recognizing letters fun! Hide letters around the classroom, post writing on the walls, and give rewards for students who recognize and locate specific letters.
Color by Letter
Worksheet
Color by Letter
Instead of color by number, try color by letter! Kids assign a color to each letter, then color the shapes to find the hidden airplane.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Color the Hidden Image
Worksheet
Color the Hidden Image
Can your child find the scissors hidden in the shapes below? This fun coloring sheet promotes color and letter recognition.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Alphabet Recognition
Worksheet
Alphabet Recognition
Here's a way to give your child practice with letters and alphabet recognition: through matching and coloring!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Quaint Letter Q
Lesson plan
The Quaint Letter Q
There will be no question that students will know all about the letter Q after this engaging lesson. Teach your students this letter Q lesson so they can practice identifying, saying, and forming the letter.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Alphabet Cloud Catcher: C, N, P, W
Game
Alphabet Cloud Catcher: C, N, P, W
Students soar into the sky and catch uppercase letters in the clouds.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Game
Alphabet Balloon Pop: B, E, G
Game
Alphabet Balloon Pop: B, E, G
In this letter recognition game, kids quickly pop alphabet balloons.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Game

Playing with Numbers

Sorting and Categorizing

Encourage your child to sort socks, buttons, and toys by color, shape, or size. Counting how many are in each group can be a fun way to add to the challenge.
Sorting and categorizing is a fundamental math skill for young students. For fun and easy practice, have students sort and categorize baggies of different materials as many ways as possible.
Sorting at the Zoo
Game
Sorting at the Zoo
Kids practice sorting people and animals in this cute zoo game.
Preschool
Math
Game
Cut and Categorize #2
Worksheet
Cut and Categorize #2
Help your preschooler clue into categories with this adorable worksheet! It asks her to cut out each pretty picture, and then glue it into its proper spot.
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
More Pictures to Sort and Categorize
Worksheet
More Pictures to Sort and Categorize
In this worksheet, your child will practice identifying shapes and sizes of buttons. Cut them out, and sort them into two distinct categories.
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
Counting Tools
Worksheet
Counting Tools
Before your preschooler gets busy in the garage, help her safely sort and count a colorful pile of tools.
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
Matching: Whale Twins
Worksheet
Matching: Whale Twins
Each wacky whale on this preschool worksheet has a twin. Kids focus on the whales' details and use thinking skills and fine motor skills to make matches.
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
What Doesn't Belong?
Game
What Doesn't Belong?
Students click on all the things that look wildly out of place in this classroom scene.
Preschool
Math
Game
Categorize It!
Lesson plan
Categorize It!
By sorting and categorizing different objects, young learners will build important foundational skills. Your students will enjoy playing with different toys and competing some fun worksheets.
Preschool
Math
Lesson plan

Give Your Child a Love for Books

Book Handling

Help your child learn to respect books by showing them how to locate and handle them.
Teach students to respect and value books by showing them how to locate and handle them.
Book Knowledge Checklist
Worksheet
Book Knowledge Checklist
Check! Kids mark book handling skills on this checklist as they learn them.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Parts of a Book
Worksheet
Parts of a Book
Does your child love to read? Teach him the different parts of a book with this fun activity!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Treat Books Right
Worksheet
Treat Books Right
Kids learn how to treat books properly with pictures.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Librarian
Worksheet
My Librarian
Give your child a love of reading with this worksheet that allows them to draw their favorite book and a picture of themselves at the library!
Preschool
Social studies
Worksheet
Library Coloring Page
Worksheet
Library Coloring Page
Here's a picture of the local library for your child to color. Can he tell you what his favorite book is?
Preschool
Worksheet
Treat Books Right!
Lesson plan
Treat Books Right!
Preschoolers can have a range of book knowledge. With this lesson plan, make sure that everyone is on the same page of how to treat books.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
EL Support Lesson: What Do You Do with a Book?
Lesson plan
EL Support Lesson: What Do You Do with a Book?
In this fun, respect-themed lesson plan, your ELs will learn all about proper book handling with a hilarious worm as their guide! This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Treat Books Right** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Writing Your Name

Writing Your Name

Young kids are super motivated to learn do things themselves. Take advantage of this early on in the year by having them label their door, cup, desk, and other spaces and supplies.
Young students are super motivated to learn do things themselves. Take advantage of this early on in the year by having them label their cubby, rug space, desk, and other spaces and supplies.
Write It Differently
Worksheet
Write It Differently
Kids practice writing their name in fun ways with this worksheet.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Paint and Peel!
Activity
Paint and Peel!
This easy painting activity feels magical, especially when you use it for a secret message.
Preschool
Arts & crafts
Activity
N is for Name
Worksheet
N is for Name
Did you know there is a holiday called Name Day? Celebrate your name with this fun worksheet, part of our series of holidays A-Z!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make a Name Puzzle
Activity
Make a Name Puzzle
Help your child understand that letters, put in a certain order, make words. In this fun activity she'll get to make her own puzzle, and practice letters, too!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Activity
Play the Super Why! Name Game
Worksheet
Play the Super Why! Name Game
It all starts with letters. In this activity from PBS KIDS' Super Why! your child will work on recognizing the letters in his or her name.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Turn Your Name Into Art
Lesson plan
Turn Your Name Into Art
This lesson has it all! Uppercase and lowercase letters, reading and writing names, and best of all... art! This lesson will encourage your students to practice writing skills as they practice using capital letters when writing names.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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