Bananas and pizza and muffins, oh my! We all know how much our kiddos love to eat, yes even the picky ones. These free alphabet poster printables for preschool will have your students rubbing their tummies and singing the ABCs. Grab these free printable alphabet posters for preschoolers below to use in your literacy center and build letter identification skills.

Food Alphabet Posters for Preschool

Learning About Alphabet Recognition for Preschoolers:

Teaching the alphabet to preschoolers

When your students can identify the letters in the alphabet and beginning sounds (phonemes), the reading adventure begins! These tasty looking and adorable free alphabet posters encourage letter recognition. What an easy and simply adorable way to learn! With fun food themed beginning sound pictures on each poster kids can work on phonemic awareness skills while learning to recognize uppercase and lowercase letters.

Why is it important to learn about letters? Letters and sounds are the building blocks of reading. These preschool alphabet posters encourage letter recognition and providing a picture for our visual learners.

Working on letters can never start too early in preschool. This cute activity can be used in a whole group setting to introduce the letter and displayed in a writing center to get those little fingers tracing.

Take a walk around your building, classroom, Livingroom, or the playground to discover words that begin with the same letter on the alphabet poster pintables.

Stroll through the grocery store and try to match the food seen on the alphabet posters with items found within the store.

In addition to learning about uppercase letters here are some more ideas for what you can teach using the preschool alphabet printables.

  • Beginning sounds
  • Letter formation with lines and curves
  • Tracing and printing letters
  • Discussing sizes, shapes, and colors
Alphabet Posters with a food theme

How Can Preschoolers Learn About Letters?


Teaching preschoolers letters can be a rewarding task. Seeing those bright eyes light up when they finally notice the letters in their name is a heart warming feeling. Learning the alphabet can also be a difficult task for some learners. It’s important to really know the best way the child learns.

While I don’t recommend a full ‘letter of the week’ approach, it is a great idea to do a variety of alphabet activities and start with a letter that is in your children’s names or teaching the letters in a sequence that quickly builds reading abilities.

  • Include exciting alphabet songs and movement activities that focus on letters.
  • Display the alphabet with pictures low enough for children to freely see them.
  • Start a word wall and add in a few words at a time. Review each word with the students and include pictures that are familiar to them.
  • Label items throughout the child’s learning space. Make sure there is also a visual included with the words.
  • Grab a variety of magnetic letters, place the posters or smaller letter cards. on a cookie sheet and have the kids sort the magnetic letters using the posters to build letter matching skills.
Letter P Alphabet Poster
Aslphabet Posters for preschool with a food theme

Other Ways To Use Alphabet Food Posters:

Letter Hunt

Have your child find pictures in magazines, in the newspaper, or online that start with the beginning sound of each letter poster.

Create a Book

Assemble the pages of the posters to create a book for the classroom library or even a display for a grocery play center.

Playdough Letters

Use the laminated alphabet posters to create playdough mats. The dough can be formed into curves and lines to create the letter on the poster.

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