Preschool Alphabet Activities

Use these fun preschool alphabet activities to teach your children their ABC's.

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1.Textured Letters
Decorating a letter with bright colors can help your child to remember it.
Choose a letter. Draw it's shape on a piece of cardstock or cardboard. The larger the better.
Scrunch up some brightly colored tissue paper into small balls.
Cover one side of the cardstock with children's glue and stick on the tissue paper balls.
Let the card dry, then punch a hole in the top, thread it with a string and hang it in your child's bedroom.
Repeat with other letters using a variety of materials for decoration. Make a color collage from magazine pictures,
or use shiny tin foil, newspaper or cotton balls.

2.Spot the letter

Choose a "letter of the day" and draw it on a piece of paper for your child to see and hold.
During the day, point out that letter every time you see it: on car license plates, doors, buses, shops, gas stations,
labels and so on.

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3.Writing tray:

Put a layer of rice in a cookie sheet. Good for spelling practice or picture-drawing or practicing ABC's.

4.Make letters out of playdough
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First teach your child how to roll out a snake from playdough. Then show your child how to shape that snake into different letters.

Materials needed: index cards, clear contact paper, marker, play dough
Write a letter of the alphabet on each index card. Cover each index card with clear contact paper.
Objective: Show the child how to roll out “snakes” with the play dough. Use these to make the letter or number shapes on the cards.

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Alphabet Match

With this activity, your child matches up the lower case letters written on the clothes pins to the uppercase letters written on the cardboard circle, by clipping the clothespin in the appropriate spot.



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Do-A-Dot Paints



Do-A-Dot paints are spill proof, colored paints that are washable and nontoxic. They have a soft foam applicator and a large chunky base for more control for little hands. They are great for practising alphabet letters. Just draw an large letter on a blank piece of paper and have your child trace over it by making dots over top it. Fun!

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Creative Playdough Ideas for Kids is a 32 page e-book that is downloadable in PDF format, and provides simple, step by step instructions for a variety of creations with full color photos throughout. Playdough creations include cat, turtle, lion, snail, pig, snowman, snake, two rose methods, daisy, daffodil, ladybug, faces, cup and saucer, a heart of flowers, fruit and butterfly.

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