The Giant list of ABC Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Inside: Lots of Abc activities for toddlers and preschoolers including free printable worksheets, art, craft, sensory, Montessori, ABC book themes and even kids lunch box ideas with alphabets.
Years ago, when I first started teaching my 2.5 year old to learn his ABC, I had no idea where to begin. He could recite his ABCs and sing the song all day… he would even recognize random words but he couldn’t write the letters. I wanted to help him learn to write correctly and recognize the alphabets.
Related: You can find our Daily Routine for Toddlers here.
At the time, I was juggling a baby and toddler. You know how it is when you have two children close together – the elder one always demands your attention, while the little one makes sure you are sleep deprived. 🙂
The Intentional Mom in me wanted to plan activities for my toddler from the beginning. It was fun. I loved crafting with him. But I had no time to do it every day. Eventually we learned to plan daily activities but it is very difficult to come up with ideas every day, you know.
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So today, if you are a mom in a similar situation, here are 80+ ABC activities for toddlers and preschoolers for you to try.
Fun ABC Activities for Toddler and Preschoolers
I hope these free printable worksheets plus ideas to art craft and play will help you teach them their ABCs. I have also included some sensory as well as Montessori inspired activities.
I have personally tried most of these activities with my four children. These are activities from the best kid bloggers on the web.
Please note that all these printables are for your personal use only.
I started introducing alphabets to my children from just when they were little babies. We had board books, toddler toys and alphabet prints around the house. The key to growing children who love to read and write is to create an environment of learning.
I homeschooled two of my children before I put them in higher Kindergarten. Even now, though they are public-schooled, I still do a lot of activities with them to help them love what they are learning.
We print out worksheets quite often and have both the laminated as well as plain ones around the house. I also buy books for them to practice on apart from their school books. We do lots of sensory activities because it is so important with the environment that we live in. We also craft and make art.
The activities that I share today are from my favorite Kid bloggers. They have been inspiring us to craft and create for years.
Alphabet themed lunchbox ideas
1. Alphabet Themed lunches: A- Z of sandwiches made from simple ingredients your preschooler or toddler would love to try.
2. Cooking with kids Alphabets This is a fun book themed activity to invite your kids into the kitchen. 🙂
3. Alphabet themed bento lunches. They are gorgeous! check them out.
Alphabet themed book crafts
Doing activities based on board books or other books that your child is currently reading and loving is a fun way to learn those alphabets too. Here are some popular book based activities.
4. Books that teach about Alphabets– Fun read aloud books plus 5 natural literacy activities.
5. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is one of our favorite books. Children love the color and rhyme of it. You can try this sensory activity or try this Chicka chicka free printable play set
6. You can even try this Playddough activity based on the Chicka Chicka boom boom book
Alphabet themed sensory activities, crafts, games and Printables.
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7. Alphabet tree for kids décor. Help your children decorate their room with this fun craft.
8. Free printable Alphabet chart to cut and arrange. This is a printable chart that you can stick up in your home classroom or their room.
9. Alphabet activities seed sensory bin : A simple sensory activity with seeds.
10. Super fun sensory alphabet activities. This is a gigantic list of sensory activities with just alphabets.
11. The easiest ABC sensory bin . If your child has an affinity to all things sensory then this is a quick sensory bin you can create for him.
12. Alphabet soup sensory play: We have loved alphabet soups for so long. It is our favorite bath time activity.
13. Musical instruments matching game
14. Jello alphabet sensory bin
15. Tactile nature letters. Learn with rocks, flowers etc. Sensory activity
16. Make these fun Alphabet sponge brushes for sponge painting.
17. Salt tray for learning alphabets This is a quick sensory activity that even my children’s preschool teachers have recommended.
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19. Monster letter match puzzle – printable activity. If you have a child who is crazy about fun friendly monsters, try this.
20. Cookie themed alphabets activity This printable activity is really fun when coupled with a box of cookies on the side. 🙂
21. Make a laptop with alphabets This is another book based activity but the mom helped her son recreate a laptop. What a fun idea!
22. Rainbow Alphabet book activity + free printable Here is a book based game.
23. An easy way to teach beginning sounds. Use a cookie tray, the printable download and some magnetic letters!
24. Make your own DIY Personalized Alphabet book. Help your child create a book all by them self!
25. Winter themed Beginning sound clip cards : These printable charts and a few clothe pins are really fun.
26. DIY Alphabet and number gems for learning words This is a quick busy bag to make using foam letters and dollar store gems.
27. Free Printable Alphabet match games Play memory games with your child. These make great busy bags to take on trips too.
28. Cupcake letter matching activities Another printable activity with fun graphics. Match the cup to the cake!
29. Free Alphabet Animal notebook pages to practice those letters Kids love notebook pages. Print these papers and let your child have their own letter pad to practice on.
30. Spanish Alphabet match cards If you are bilingual and trying to teach more than one language, here
31. Free printable sign language alphabet cards. Teach children to sign.
32. Felt stuffed Alphabet toys. Make these for your bubs if you are the crafty kind.
33. Winter Play dough mats to teach alphabets These pretty printable cards make learning all the more exciting.
34. Get outdoors with this sidewalk chalk game Learning doesn’t have to be confined to a home environment. Take your letters outside too.
35. Free printable for beginning name writing practice. Help your toddler and young preschooler practice his name!
36. Name practice with cars activity If he/she loves cars… these is more exciting.
37. Spring ABC alphabet garden for spring Go ahead and plant some Alphabets!
38. Free A-Z of Alphabets dot marker pages. Dot markers are really fun. IKEA has some fun dot markers too. My children really enjoyed using them in printable activities. (Click on each alphabet on the site mentioned)
39. Letter tracing printable for preschoolers These printables can help your child practice family words.
40. Learn with Lego. Letter sequencing activity
41. A-Z of Alphabet crafts Here is another version of crafts using each letter of the alphabet.
42. Fine motor letter matching activity. We have done so many variations of this letter matching game. Fun for even toddlers.
43. A-Z alphabet crafts plus free templates: Lots of free printables to help you make crafts out of those letters.
44. Free Alphabet printable coloring book.
45. Things that Go book activity Free printable cars and bulldozers
46. Dot to dot alphabet printables:
47. E is for Egg book activity:
48. Seek and find magnetic Alphabet game. It is good to have magnetic alphabets when they are at that age. We had so many different versions of this game.
49. Alphabet mazes matching game:
50. On the Farm Alphabet clip cards game. Clips and printables are a fun idea. Download these cards and help your child with letter recognition.
51. Printable Alphabet cards. Subscribe to get free.
52. These cute little Alphabet critters
53. Alphabet rocks. Craft rocks make learning fun… right?
54. Wooden block Alphabet Printable cards. Print out these cards and then use wooden blocks to make those letters. We have these blocks. This is perfect for Montessori inspired learning.
55. Magna tiles Alphabet Printable Cards These are the Magna Tiles magnetic toys that we own.
56. Alphabet flash cards. These are colorful and really cute graphics.
57. Handprint animals alphabets A-Z . Handprints are really fun when you are that age. We have personally loved making cards and crafts like this. You can try making these fun animals.
58. Different ways for letter recognition using ordinary material:
60. Phonic matching game dog themed.
61. Finger print Alphabets art.
62. Free Alphabet coloring pages.
63. Fine motor alphabet activity using playdough and beads.
64. Dinosaur sequencing puzzle
65. A lot of free alphabet themed activities. These are Montessori inspired.
66. Snowman themed alphabet activity.
67. DIY activity using bottle caps and stickers.
68. A complete set of alphabet packs for each alphabet.
69. These fun upper case lower case alphabet matching free printable:
70. These alphabet matching mats are perfect for both older and younger preschoolers.
71. Help them use their imagination to notice ABCs around them
73. Fun ABC matching game with punchers
74. ABC coloring pages from 3 Dinosaurs
75. ABC bookmarks to color in can make a flip book with this.
76. ABC letter find
77. Here is another idea to make a flip book
78. I Spy treasure map alphabet game. With a pirate themed map
79. Here are some prehandwriting and alphabet printables to help practice what they learn .
80. Recognize their name letter with this sticker game for toddlers.
81. Alphabet track to recognize letters.
Need more ideas to play and craft with your children? Check out the book that I co-authored!
Here are a few of my favorite books: