15 ABC Activities for Preschoolers

Learning ABC through play

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As you know, I am all for learning through play. If the children are having fun and learning whilst there add it, then life is good. I am not interested in pushing my children or making the experience unpleasant. So. Please take this Learning your ABC with caution – preschoolers are young and have PLENTY of time to learn….. but they may have fun with all of these activities? Let’s see!

One thing though to remember – the best way to start with the alphabet, is to start with the child’s name. There is something irresistible about writing your own name!

ABC for preschoolersABC Cookies

We made alphabet cookies quite innocently when my son was 2.5yrs old… not even sure WHY we did. But we did. And my, did my son ADORE it. See what we did and how it went! And see the same approach over at JDaniel4sMom’s site.

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ABC preschoolersABC Handprint Crafts

Everyone knows you learn through doing. The kids have been enthralled with this Alphabet Handprint series. Fun all the way!

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alphabet funIce Letter

A bit of hide and seek summer fun with this ice activity from Reading Confetti.

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teaching ABC funMark Making Coloured Salt

The wonderful Imagination Tree has a fantastic range of fun early childhood activity ideas. Amongst these you will find mark making in coloured salt.

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ABC SOngAlphabet Rock Song

Let’s not forget that the Alphabet is all about sounds too. Teachpreschool is another website full of Preschool ideas – and tons and tons on teach your ABC. Here she shares an ABC song she likes to listen to with the kids. My personal favourite is the Phonics 2 ABC song.

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abc for kidsChalkboard “Painting”

Similarly check out One Perfect Day for practising letters on chalkboard – a paint brush and water will suffice! Find another over at Mama Scout where the kids get to trace the whole alphabet on chalkboard.

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learning your ABCCreativity with the Alphabet

Royal Baloo shows us to get creative with the Alphabet – other than writing a letter, how else can you recreate it? With lego, bodyparts, playdough and drawing. Check it out.

 

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alphabet fun Photo Alphabet Hunt

One that older children will delight in too – a photo alphabet hunt. See Mama Scout  again for more information!

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teaching ABC to kidsSquirty Alphabet

More summer fun – which child does not LOVE squirting water? Well, incorporate some letters and you have both play and learning in one. See Train Up a Child for more!

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teach ABCAlphabet Sensory Bin

Or check out The Good Long Road’s Alphabet Sensory bin? Another “different” way to explore your ABC.

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alphabet funPlaydough Letter Impressions

Explore and play with playdough and whilst youa re at it through in some letter recognition. Another wonderful activity from The Imagination Tree (aka Queen of Playdough).

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alphabet funCress Initials

As mentioned, start with the child’s name and their intials and they will be hooked! I ADORE these Cress Initials. How fun?! Again, The Imagination Tree shares her ABC activities.

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letter games for toddlersABC Easter Eggs

Another great early childhood blog is No Time For Flashcards, with a host of marvellous activities and crafts. Here she shares here ABC Easter Eggs. Fun!!! (Check out the photos of her little girl playing it).

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letter fun for toddlers

Buried Alphabet

Dirt and Boogers shows us that keeping it simple, works, as well as more ABC ideas.

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ABC for toddlersABC Colours and Shapes

Create your own set of ABCs and incorporate colours and shapes, as Glittering Muffins shows us. Then have lots of playtime fun.

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.alphabet funABC Pasta Fun

Use pasta and boxes to recreate letters as JDaniel4sMom shows us.

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ABC funABC Mat Game

Many of us have these ABC foam mats at home.. so here is a simple, yet effective ABC mat game you can play, thanks to Hands On As We Grow!

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13 Responses to 15 ABC Activities for Preschoolers

  1. Helen Neale says:

    These are some really fab ideas – I love that even I can do most of them, and I am craft-y challenged…

  2. Lorie says:

    Love this list! Thanks for including our letter ice hunt!

  3. What a great round up of ideas. I’ll definitely be trying several of these. Thanks so much for including our chalkboard water painting idea!

  4. thanks for including me! what a great list! i will pass on… i am sure lots of parents to preschoolers would love this!

  5. What great ideas! Thank you for sharing mine.

  6. Kirstylee says:

    These are great ideas. I really like the ice letters, such a fun activity for when the sun is blazing. My kiddos like making letters in shaving cream!

    • lifeatthezoo says:

      Awe thanks, I did enjoy putting list together! And agree.. the ice activity is fun!! Great way to cool down a little too!

  7. Jen Fischer says:

    I always love your round-ups and thanks for including us!
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