If you’re looking for a fun way to teach the letters of the alphabet all year to toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary students; or to support phonics skills for elementary learners, you’ve come to the right place!
There are so many approaches to helping children while they are learning letters and gaining letter recognition. In addition, there are countless approaches as learners develop phonics skills. Personally, I believe a good mix of these many approaches would be great for alphabet learning and phonics skills.
I wanted to apply these many alphabet learning activities for my preschooler and knew the skills would gradually become harder as she progresses through early literacy skills.
To assist in her alphabet learning, I created a year-long set of letter cards to use for games; so no matter what phonics skill we were working with, we had a fun activity to go along with it.
The best part? You can grab them for free!
How Can I Use These Alphabet Cards?
Initially, my thought was to have these alphabet cards to use in sensory bins to practice letter matching and letter recognition. However, the list of activities grew and grew in my own mind.
These alphabet cards will be a great addition for phonics for skills such as:
- Letter names
- Letter sounds
- Uppercase letters
- Lowercase letters
- Matching letters
- Spelling CVC words
- Spelling CVCe words
- Vowel teams
- R-controlled vowels
I’m always going to suggest turning simple activities into a sensory bin so students have that extra tactile experience. Here are some suggestions for using these alphabet letter cards in a sensory bin:
- Spell child’s name
- Match letter cards to letter cards (uppercase to uppercase, lowercase to lowercase, uppercase to lowercase)
- Match letter cards to alphabet magnets (you can put the alphabet cards into a paper bag and magnets into the sensory bin)
- Sort uppercase and lowercase letters
- Match letters to beginning sounds of alphabet toys
- Match letters to ending sounds of alphabet toys
- Match letters to vowel sounds of alphabet toys
- Match letters to digraphs and blends
- Sort consonants and vowels
- Fill in missing letters in words
- Spell words using alphabet toys
The opportunities are really endless here. In addition to the diversity of using these alphabet cards, they can be used year-round and for specific themes. There are 11 alphabet card sets.
What’s Included in the Alphabet Sets?
Each alphabet card set includes 26 uppercase letter cards (color and b&w), 26 lowercase letter cards (color and b&w), and instructions for matching.
The following themes are included:
- Back to school – buses
- Fall – pumpkins
- Halloween – candy corn
- Thanksgiving – pies
- Christmas – trees
- Winter – snowflakes
- Valentine’s Day – hearts
- St. Patrick’s Day – shamrocks
- Spring – tulips
- Easter – Easter eggs
- Summer – suns
I’m thrilled to be able to share this with you because I believe that all children deserve access to quality, engaging, and rigorous activities that support their learning.
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