Teach Kids the Alphabet
Teach kids the alphabet- Students need a good alphabetic knowledge before they can learn to read. Learning the alphabet letters for uppercase and lowercase takes repeated exposure. Many teachers get confused on what they should do and how they should do it. Should kids match Letters? Should kids write the letters? What Hands-on activities should teachers use? On this page we will look at activities that you can incorporate in your own classroom to teach the alphabet.
How to Teach Kids the Alphabet with Music?
Research has shown that the brain works better with movement. There are a lot of YouTube videos with the alphabet. Jack Hartman offers lots of videos to get the kids moving.
How to Teach Kids the Alphabet with Exposure?
It is important to note that when using alphabet cards, you should never teach kids the alphabet in alphabetic order. You should randomize the order. Students will remember the order. Do they really know the alphabet? When working with the alphabet, always change the order that kids see the letters. Many teachers express how parents believe their child know the alphabet because they can recite the alphabet in order. Students need to be exposed to the alphabet in a random order. They are learning the alphabet in order from an alphabet song due to exposure. Students can learn the letters with exposure. They need to be exposed to the alphabet over an over to learn it.
How to Teach Kids the Alphabet with the Sounds?
I also recommend exposing kids to the sound and letter at the same time. You want their brain to associate the letter and sound together.
You can teach kids the alphabet with these fun activities. – Centers, activities, printables, ideas, Free downloads, play-doh mats, color the alphabet, match the letters
Ways to Teach Kids the Alphabet
Coloring the Alphabet
Alphabet + Salt = Fun
Practice writing the alphabet. You need salt, food coloring and a container. I used a cheap baking pan from the Dollar Tree. I put salt and just a little bit of food coloring in a gallon sized baggie. I made sure the bag was closed completely to avoid a big salt mess on the floor. I shook the bag until all the salt was covered in the desired color. More food coloring was added as needed. My students used small wooden sticks without a point to write the alphabet. You could also use Q-tips, a small paint brush or anything similar will work.
Kids can use this free alphabet puzzle to work on the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet. If you want a different design check out the other design we have in our store.
Baking Pan Alphabet
Teach kids the alphabet with this alphabet center. It is incredibly easy to make. Go buy a baking pan at Dollar Tree. Use a thick permanent marker to write the letters on the baking pan. Magnetic letters work great in preventing the letters from sliding all over the place.
Find the Alphabet – Coloring Activity
This fun activity is for students to work with the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet. The free version includes 3 pages. The full version has 26 pages included with a black and white crayon themed border. The full version is available in our store.
Match The Alphabet Letters
This is another simple and inexpensive center to create. You can buy everything at the Dollar Tree. To make this center you need alphabet sticker, a foam board for better durability and foam letters. These big foam letters are type you would use in a bath.
Use these play- doh mats with your students. Students in Pre-K and Kindergarten can work on the alphabet while having fun with play-doh. They play-doh will allow them to use motor skills that are important for motor skills. Make sure you laminate the pages before using. This would work great in a center too. There are 156 pages. You can purchase them in our store.
Match lowercase and uppercase alphabet letters with these alphabet match cards. They are $1.00 in our store. There are 14 pages.
Eating the Alphabet
While teaching lowercase and uppercase letters, Young children can learn about fruits and vegetables. I love that the books comes in a paperback or a board book format with 28 pages. The illustrations will keep young kids engaged.
Alphabet Under Construction
This is an alphabet picture book. It not only teaches the alphabet, you can use it to teach vocabulary. My students love this book. They love to point out what they see on the page.
Teachers Pay Teachers
This is a great website that has a massive amount of resource for teachers. Most of the resources are made by teachers. They have product reviews from users. There are tons of free resources for teachers. The website offers both paid and free resources. Check out their website and you will fall in love.