Are you looking for easy and fun Letter Activities for Kids?
Here is a few ideas for you and your little ones. These activities are easy to set up and super fun for preschoolers to familiarize and learn letters of the alphabet!
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#1: Missing Letters Activity
Is your preschooler currently learning to read? If so, I’ve got a fun little activity to share with you. This Find the Missing Letters Activity is a really easy to prepare, engaging and fun activity that will get your child to learn the alphabet, sound out the letters and of course, read. The brightly colored cardstock strips and letter manipulatives make this activity exciting and lots of fun!
- Cardstock (assorted colors to make it fun!)
- Permanent marker
- Letters (magnet letters, wooden letters, any letter manipulations with work)
- Craft scissors
- Start by cutting the cardstock into about 2″x 4″ strips. Make as many as you need, depends on how many words you’ll be using.
- Next, using the permanent marker and ruler, divide each strip into three sections.
- Come up with several, 3-letter words you preschooler is familiar with and write all letters of the word in each section besides one. Do with the rest of the strips.
- Next, lay out the cards in front of the child and set the letters beside.
The child has to use the letters manipulatives to fill in the missing letters for the words.
#2: Glittery Writing Sensory Pad
This Glitter Sensory Writing Pad (Holiday Theme) is a combination of sensory play and writing! Kids will explore sensories while improving their writing skills, fine motor skills and letters along with numbers.
- Glitter (reds, golds, greens, silvers)
- Large ziploc bag
- Masking tape
- Clear craft glue
- Alphabet/number manipulatives (optional)
- Fill the bag with about a half cup of clear craft glue and add the glitter. Close bag and smush the bag to mix the glue with glitter.
- Next, lay the bag flat on a table and get all of the glittery glue to the middle. Tape the sides to the table so the bag won’t move around.
Place the alphabet or number manipulatives near the Glitter Sensory Writing Pad for reference.
#3: q-tip letter Tracing Activity
This Q-tip Letter Tracing Activity is a great way for toddlers to learn the letters of the alphabet as well as begin writing!
- Washable kids paint
- White cardstock
- Colored permanent markers (you can use crayons or colored pencils)
- One a piece of cardstock, write out the letters of the alphabet using the colored permanent markers. Make each letter a matching color to the washable kids paint.
#4: letter bead threading
This Letter Bead Threading activity is super simple to prep and keeps the kids occupied…super occupied!
- Letter Beads
Place all of the letter beads into a bowl, cut a string and lay next to bowl. Can you believe how easy this is?!
#5: dot sticker alphabet match
This Dot Sticker Alphabet Match using a Paper Roll is one of those activities that’s super quick to prep, doesn’t require a long list of materials and best of all, will keep toddlers busy and happy!
- Paper roll
- Dot stickers
- Permanent marker
- On a paper roll, write out letters A through Z with the permanent marker.
- Next, write A through Z on the dot stickers.
#6: name word search activity
This Name Word Search activity is a breeze to set up and kids will absolutely love it!
Tape a large sheet of easel paper to the wall. Next using the permanent markers (any color) draw a large square. Above the square write the child’s name. Now starting at the top fill it with random letters across. Do the same to one column down. Fill the whole square with letters along with the child’s name in different places. It can be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal for older children. It doesn’t have to be perfect but try to go in row and column at a time, this helps to keep it neat!
#7: cursive name dot painting
Your preschoolers will love this Cursive Name Dot Painting!
On the craft paper roll, write out your child’s name in cursive (you can tape the paper to the wall to incorporate gross motor skills that way or simply lay the paper on a table).
#8: name rubbings
This Name Rubbings activity for preschoolers is so good. They’ll to recognize letters, learn the spelling of their names and to develop many important skills!
With your hot glue gun, write each letter from your child’s name (1 letter per 2″x 4″ card or flash card, I cut my papers out). Now, let your child stick the card with the letter underneath the white paper and scribble lightly with the crayon. You’ll see the letter appear! So fun!
#9: q-tip vowel erase
This Q-tip Vowel Erase Activity is a unique and fun way to memorize and learn vowels.
With the dry erase markers write all the letters of the alphabet (scattered and using different colors) on the white board. I added more vowels throughout the board for a longer activity. That’s it!
Rules are simple: The preschooler has to find, and erase using the q-tip, as many vowels are they can!
#10: letter fishing game
- Alphabet Letter Magnets
- Fishing pole (we use our Melissa and Doug fishing set)
- Corn (beans or rice, whatever you have on hand!)
- Flat bin
You might need an extra strong magnet on your fishing rod. Depends on your rod strength and the alphabet magnets. I used 2 extra small magnets I have on hand that did the trick.
Dump the corn into the bin and scatter the alphabet letters on top slightly pressing into the corn.
#11: alphabet magnet letter match
This is a fun game that I do all the time with my daughter! It’s PERFECT FOR PRESCHOOLERS!
- Parchment paper
- Colored permanent markers
- Scotch tape
- Alphabet magnets (I’ve linked our Melissa and Doug ones, but any would work!)
First, come up with several EASY words by laying them onto the parchment paper. Trace the letters and use the tape to hang onto the fridge. Scramble all of your matching letters above the parchment paper. Rules are easy; let your child match the alphabet magnet letters to the letters in the words below and place them over the traced letters. Once all of the letters are matched, let the child read the words himself or help them out.
#12: clothespin spelling puzzles
- Small clothespins
- Permanent markers
- Tray with thin border
Come up with simple sight words (for instance CAT), put 3 clothespins together and write each letter of the word CAT on seperate clothespin, try to write at the bottom. Next using all 3 clothespins draw a simple CAT above the letters, doesn’t have to be super fancy. Trust me, I’m not that great at drawing but still managed to draw a cat, so I believe you can too. Use as many clothespins as you want for more sight words and pictures.
Rules are simple: the preschooler has to find, match up, clip and spell the sight words!
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