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September 21, 2015 7 Fun Alphabet Activities to Try Right Now By Allie Magnuson
Grades PreK–K

    Ideas for kindergarten alphabet activities are everywhere, but they can be a little hackneyed. Get creative and introduce some alphabet activities that get your students moving around and having fun. Use these seven ideas as your inspiration!

     

    1. Letter Laundry

    Make paper clothes with letters on them for your students to hang on a clothesline.

    Paper clothes with letters on them

    2. Letter Safari

    Put letters on paper jungle animals to hang around the room, which your students can find using toy binoculars.

    Paper jungle animals with letters on them

    3. Letter Picking

    Hide paper flowers with letters on them around the room and have your students "pick" them.

    Paper flowers with letters on them

    4. Letter Glasses

    Put letter stickers on sunglasses and the matching letters on paper beach scenery. Students can wear the sunglasses to look for the letters on the matching beach scenery.

    Sunglasses and paper beach scenery with letters on them

    5. Letter Shopping

    Write letters on paper food and have your students shop for them.

    Paper food items with letters on them

    6. Letter Snapshots

    Draw some landmarks, add letters to them, and hang them up. Let your students go sightseeing and take snapshots with a toy camera.

    Paper landmarks with letters on them

    7. Letter Fishing

    Make paper fish, write letters on them, and attach magnetic tape or staples. Your students can fish for letter fish with a toy fishing pole!

    Paper fish with letters on them

    If you don't have binocular or camera toys, you can make some using recycled boxes and toilet paper tubes. You can also make a toy fishing pole using a paper towel tube and a toilet paper tube.

    If you need help drawing jungle animals, check out Scholastic's National Geographic Little Kids: African Animal Alphabet. If you need help drawing fish, try Scholastic's The Freshwater Alphabet Book.

    Additional Resources

    Here for your printable convenience are:

    Alphabet Lists By Type

    and

    Alphabet Lists By Letter

    Many of these list ideas came from Alphabet Soup by Phyllis Efoagui. I have also assembled booklists that focus on the whole alphabet and specific letters.

    For more on teaching the alphabet, Scholastic.com has a wealth of lesson plans, including the "Alphabet Adventure Lesson Plan" and "Letter Fun With Food!"  Bright Hub offers "Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers," "Letter of the Week Preschool Ideas," and more.

     

    ABC letters

    Do you have any good ideas for alphabet activities? I'd love to hear them! Please share your thoughts in the comments.

    Don't forget to subscribe if you want my posts delivered straight to your inbox every other week. And if you haven't already, follow me on Pinterest and Twitter.

    Ideas for kindergarten alphabet activities are everywhere, but they can be a little hackneyed. Get creative and introduce some alphabet activities that get your students moving around and having fun. Use these seven ideas as your inspiration!

     

    1. Letter Laundry

    Make paper clothes with letters on them for your students to hang on a clothesline.

    Paper clothes with letters on them

    2. Letter Safari

    Put letters on paper jungle animals to hang around the room, which your students can find using toy binoculars.

    Paper jungle animals with letters on them

    3. Letter Picking

    Hide paper flowers with letters on them around the room and have your students "pick" them.

    Paper flowers with letters on them

    4. Letter Glasses

    Put letter stickers on sunglasses and the matching letters on paper beach scenery. Students can wear the sunglasses to look for the letters on the matching beach scenery.

    Sunglasses and paper beach scenery with letters on them

    5. Letter Shopping

    Write letters on paper food and have your students shop for them.

    Paper food items with letters on them

    6. Letter Snapshots

    Draw some landmarks, add letters to them, and hang them up. Let your students go sightseeing and take snapshots with a toy camera.

    Paper landmarks with letters on them

    7. Letter Fishing

    Make paper fish, write letters on them, and attach magnetic tape or staples. Your students can fish for letter fish with a toy fishing pole!

    Paper fish with letters on them

    If you don't have binocular or camera toys, you can make some using recycled boxes and toilet paper tubes. You can also make a toy fishing pole using a paper towel tube and a toilet paper tube.

    If you need help drawing jungle animals, check out Scholastic's National Geographic Little Kids: African Animal Alphabet. If you need help drawing fish, try Scholastic's The Freshwater Alphabet Book.

    Additional Resources

    Here for your printable convenience are:

    Alphabet Lists By Type

    and

    Alphabet Lists By Letter

    Many of these list ideas came from Alphabet Soup by Phyllis Efoagui. I have also assembled booklists that focus on the whole alphabet and specific letters.

    For more on teaching the alphabet, Scholastic.com has a wealth of lesson plans, including the "Alphabet Adventure Lesson Plan" and "Letter Fun With Food!"  Bright Hub offers "Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers," "Letter of the Week Preschool Ideas," and more.

     

    ABC letters

    Do you have any good ideas for alphabet activities? I'd love to hear them! Please share your thoughts in the comments.

    Don't forget to subscribe if you want my posts delivered straight to your inbox every other week. And if you haven't already, follow me on Pinterest and Twitter.

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