One of my favorite ways to teach the alphabet in preschool and kindergarten is through crafts. In addition to being fun, A to Z alphabet crafts are adorable and make cute classroom decorations. Letter of the week activities in preschool provide important background knowledge for early reading. All of these ABC preschool crafts are not only interesting to young children, but most of them are super-simple to prep and implement. Many of them come with printable literacy activities, which makes them even better!

alphabet crafts for preschool and kindergarten

Recommended Grade Level:

Fun and Easy Alphabet Crafts for Kids Supplies:

  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes
  • Paint
  • General craft supplies

Find even more engaging activities in the Life Over C’s shop!

Learning the Letters of the Alphabet in Preschool

PRESCHOOL LITERACY ACTIVITIES

PRESCHOOL IS AN EXCELLENT TIME TO BEGIN DEVELOPING LITERACY SKILLS IN CHILDREN. THEY WILL FEEL PROUD AS THEY LEARN TO READ AND WRITE.

The alphabet animal crafts introduce these weird shapes called letters in ways that are interesting and fun for young learners. They won’t even know they are developing foundational reading skills!

These fun ABC crafts help teach kids that learning uppercase and lowercase letters is fun! I love using these craft ideas to teach kids because they also need fine motor skill practice. Kids won’t even realize they are learning to read until one day, they suddenly recognize a letter outside of class and are so surprised!

Use these easy alphabet crafts to teach preschool and kindergarten kids about their letters! These fun crafts are perfect for letter of the week activities!

Can Preschoolers Learn Phonological Awareness With Crafts?

ORAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

WHILE NURSERY RHYMES AND READ-ALOUDS ARE TYPICALLY USED TO DEVELOP PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS, CRAFTS CAN WORK, TOO!

As students learn letter names, preschool teachers can also teach the sounds. Ask children:

  • What else starts with /b/?
  • What sound do you hear at the beginning of your name?
  • Are there other kids in our class with the same sound in their name?
Use these fun ABC crafts to teach preschool and kindergarten kids about their letters! These fun crafts are perfect for letter of the week activities!

Why Is It Important For Kids To Learn About Letters?

Children are naturally curious about everything around them. Learning about letters sets them up for success when they later learn letters sounds and decoding.

Background Knowledge

Learning letter names gives children valuable background knowledge to draw upon as they learn the sounds the letters make, or how to write their names.

Alphabetic Principle

As children learn letter names and sounds, they begin to understand the alphabetic principle: Our written language is a code of letters that represent the spoken sounds in our language.

Compare and Contrast

Discerning between uppercase and lowercase letters, or identifying different characteristics of the letters helps young brains develop the skill of comparing and contrasting.

Increases Fluency

When naming letters/sounds is quick and effortless, children will find it easier to learn to decode short vowel words, and then be able to progress to more complex letter patterns.

Fun and Easy Alphabet Crafts for Kids

ABC Animal Alphabet Crafts from Schooling a Monkey

ABC Bracelets from Life Over Cs

Alphabet Activities Arm Bracelets

Letter of the Week Crafts from Crystal and Co

Alphabet Crafts from No Time for Flash Cards

Process Art Alphabet Crafts from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Kids will love learning their beginning sounds with these adorable low-prep printable alphabet puzzles. Perfect for preschoolers or beginning kindergarteners. Each beginning sound puzzle features an uppercase and lowercase letter.

Letter of the Week Crafts from The Measured Mom

A-Z Crafts for Kids from B Inspired Mama

Work on beginning sounds with your new readers with these fun alphabet picture sorts. Black & white alphabet available for individual student sheets.

Easy Letter Crafts from The Letters of Literacy

A-Z Letter Crafts from School Time Snippets

Paper Plate Alphabet Crafts from Happy Hooligans

These free alphabet coloring pages are a fun way to practice the alphabet!

Wall Decor

Displaying the example letter crafts on a bulletin board is a great way to reference letters and sounds as you accumulate them throughout the school year.

Sensory Bin

Children love sifting through the sensory bin to find and identify letters and/or sounds. You can incorporate this simple activity into every theme all year long.

Read Aloud

As you work your way through the ABCs, make sure to draw attention to letters/sounds during read aloud, as children write their names, and throughout the day.

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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  1. While trying to sign up to receive the A-Z Animal Alphabet crafts, the progress indicator keeps showing
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    Thank you for your wonderful ideas!

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