Reinforce letter recognition and spelling with engaging and hands-on alphabet activities. Literacy centers you can use with your students to build alphabet knowledge.
One of the most important skills to teach in kindergarten is letter recognition and formation. I use alphabet activities in my play-based classroom for literacy centers to build on my students’ skills. To keep these activities engaging, I like to provide hands-on materials that they can manipulate.
I use literacy centers like these in conjunction with a print-rich classroom environment and authentic learning experiences. It is important that my students see letters authentically throughout the day and I capitalize on the learning that can take place.
I put together a list of favourite activities that my students gravitate towards. Click on any of the pictures to take you to the activity:
Printable Alphabet Activities
These printable alphabet activities are easy to prep. I love to use these with students that like more paper-based centers.
I love having a large variety of letter manipulatives available for my students to use. These are just a few, but I also use Alpha Pops, Alphabet Acorns, Magnetic Letters. Some of these resources are affiliate links.
Hands-On Alphabet Activities
These literacy centers are a great way to keep students engaged in their learning. I like to use a wide range of manipulatives to get students excited to practice letters. These are great to laminate and reuse throughout the year to review letters.
Loose Parts Alphabet Activities
Loose parts provocations are a great way for students to practice their creativity while learning about letters. These are perfect for students that like to create and make letters their own way.
Do you have a favourite alphabet activity? Let me know in the comments!