In our house, we are full steam ahead with letter recognition.
I was excited to share recently that my four-year-old was able to learn her letters and sounds using the Leap Frog Letter Factory.
Printable Letters of the Alphabet – Letter Stencils, Worksheets, Flash Cards & Coloring Pages
Now that she can recognize the letters and recite their sounds, we are breaking out as many alphabet learning activities as possible.
Before she learned her ABCs, she didn’t want to do any sort of traditional learning, but I think her newfound knowledge has given her the confidence and enthusiasm to practice what she knows.
We love these uppercase + lowercase flash cards, this wooden letter puzzle, and I’m really thinking about getting this set of magnetic alphabet letters because I can think of so many ways to use them!
I’ve scoured the web for tons of FREE alphabet resources and am compiling them into one handy list for my use and yours.
Below are tons of free alphabet printables you can use with your preschooler.
Free Letter Stencils & Alphabet Templates
Printable Letter Templates – The Kids Sunday School website has an excellent selection of different sized letters from 2” to 5” tall. They are perfect for projects that require letters…the opportunities to use these letters as learning tools are endless!
Upper and Lower Case Letter Patterns – Preschool Express has an awesome selection of upper and lower case letter stencils. These letter stencils are simple and perfect for cutting or coloring activities in addition to craft projects.
I also made a new set of my own! You can download them here:
Free Printable Upper Case Alphabet – all letters on one page
Free Printable Lower Case Alphabet – small letters all print on one page
Free Alphabet Worksheets to Print Out
Letter of the Day Animal Alphabet Worksheets – The PreschoolMom website has an excellent selection of alphabet printables, including these animal alphabet worksheets. On each letter of the day printout, you practice writing and tracing the letter, identifying the letter, coloring an animal and drawing a picture of something that begins with that letter.
Free ABC Handwriting Worksheets – There’s something so simple and perfect about learning letters by wrote memorization and lots of practice. Embark on the Journey has some super cute alphabet handwriting practice pages just for this purpose. These printables are simple but effective for learning the letters of the alphabet.
Free Alphabet Printables – ABC Flash Cards
Full Page Letters of the Alphabet – Not too long ago, I published my very own set of full page printable letters.
I did them in girly bright pastel colors because they’re for my daughter, but you could just as easily print them out in grayscale for a boy.
I used them as Alphabet Flash Cards but you could really use them for all sorts of reasons for preschool letter practice to Kindergarten activities to birthday banners!
Small Printable Letter Cards – If you need something smaller than a full page, then these fun letter cards from Our Thrifty Ideas as featured on Thirty Handmade Days are lovely.
ABC Coloring Pages – Cute Alphabet Coloring Sheets
Alphabet Coloring Pages – MrPrintables.com has an adorable set of ABC coloring page activities available for download in PDF format. As an added bonus, there is also a Spanish version!
Intricate Alphabet Coloring Sheets – The blog Life Over Cs has a lovely set of free ABC coloring pages for download. The pages contain large letters filled with detailes like stripes or hearts or stars. If you little one is a coloring page fanatic like mine is, she will flip over these printouts!
Unique Ways to Use Alphabet Printables
Other than the obvious uses of each printable template above, I’ve been trying out a few unique ways to insert the ABCs into our daily life.
I figure if my daughter doesn’t respond to one technique, there’s no reason I can’t use the same base templates for all kinds of activities.
Here are just a few ways we’ve used these alphabet printable or plan to do so in the coming weeks:
- Cut out one of each letter stencil, mix them up in a pile, and have your preschooler sort them in alphabetical order
- String up some ABC flash cards for an educational fireplace mantle decoration
- Print out some of the full page alphabet flash cards, tape them to the floor, and call out letters for your child to hop onto in order to avoid the lava pit (anything outside of the piece of paper)
- Organize a playdate based on a letter theme. Print out multiple copies of a single ABC coloring page (perhaps the one your child is having the most trouble with) and color those as the playdate activity.
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