Doing an Alphabet Countdown was my favourite way to end the school year. Find out how I easily planned 26 days of fun in my kindergarten classroom.
Last year was the first time that I did an Alphabet Countdown for the end of the school year. It was the best thing I have ever done and made our last month of school incredibly fun and exciting. I recorded a podcast episode explaining exactly what I did. Have a listen to learn more about our end of the year celebration:
I came up with some activities to do during our countdown, and each student completed their own alphabet book. For this blog post, I have added a freebie for you- a calendar that you can send home to families or use for planning in your classroom.
Easy Prep Alphabet Activities
We did a different letter activity every day of our countdown, and had so much fun reviewing letter sounds in the process.
Each of the activities is easy to prep, so you can just plan it and move on. At the end of the year, the last thing I want to be doing is planning and prepping for hours.
All of these activities are included in this Easy-Prep Alphabet Countdown Activities pack:
Alphabet Countdown Book
On top of having a letter activity that was easy to prep every day, my students completed a page of their alphabet book every day. They drew a picture of something that begins with that letter, and traces the letter.
Once the books are made, you only have to put them out again. That is center or activity that you do not have to plan every day- it’s just ready!
I was worried that my students would get bored of doing the book- but they were so excited to complete the page every day! They would discuss what they wanted to draw, and sometimes drew more than one thing.
This book can be found here:
Digital Math and Literacy Review
Try a digital Alphabet Countdown to review math and literacy skills for the last 26 days of school. You can use this no-prep slide deck for in-person or virtual learning.
Each of the slides has a different concept that you can review with your students. Everything is included on the slide so that you don’t have to do anything – just read it!
Take a look at the slides here:
Alphabet Countdown Calendar
If you want to engage families with this fun learning, or use a calendar to help you plan your countdown fun- I have a FREEBIE for you!
You can download it in my Resource Library! You can also find a calendar and letter I sent home last year to families to explain the countdown to them.
More Alphabet Activities
If you are looking for even more letter review centers for your students, take a look at Easy Prep Literacy Centers or Activities to do with Alphabet Dice.
I also have a post outlining my favourite Alphabet books!
Have you ever done an Alphabet Countdown? Let me know about it in the comments!
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Thank you for sharing these easy to prep activities for preschool and kindergarten. I totally loved your alphabet countdown calendar. It is such a fun and easy way to practice and revisit alphabets. I am definitely going to try this with my little ones.
Thank you! So glad it is helpful to you, and that you will be able to use it with your littles.
Thank you for sharing about these alphabet countdown with us, these will be really helpful to many.. I love reading this blog; it talks so much about planning a great idea about it. Keep sharing such informative articles in future, will be appreciated.
I would LOVE the Roll a Robot sheet for my first grades! We are finishing up with an inventories unit. Can I buy just a copy of that sheet? I’ve looked but can’t find it and yours is so much better than others I’ve found. Please let me know! -Buffy
Thank you for your kind words!
I don’t sell any of the PDF pages separately – it would take a lot of time to list them on their own, and I would get charged a larger fee for having a low-cost listing on TpT.