I L.O.V.E. teaching letter recognition! Hands down, no competition, it is my favorite thing to teach to preschoolers and kindergartners. I love this content area because there are lots of FUN, ENGAGING, EXCITING, and HANDS-ON educational activities! The free printable alphabet tracing worksheets are easy to prep and provide a ton of skill work on each page.

I Can Lowercase Alphabet Worksheets for kindergarten

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Lowercase Alphabet Worksheets Supplies:

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  • Pencil/Crayon

The Easy Kindergarten Lowercase Alphabet Worksheets for Tracing are a super cute alphabet activity! Your students will love the predictability of each page, the clearly marked letter guidelines, and the letter search grid on each free printable kindergarten alphabet worksheet!

Learning the Lowercase Letters

LETTER RECOGNITION ACTIVITIES

ALPHABET INSTRUCTION TAKES TIME AND REPETITION. YOUNG LEARNERS STAY ENGAGED WHEN ACTIVITIES ARE VARIED AND HANDS-ON.

Watching preschoolers develop a real sense of letters is truly like watching them open up a special gift on Christmas morning. Their little brains soak up this information as readily as anything. Little do they know, they are truly paving the way toward future reading accomplishments.

Learning letter names is the first step toward an understanding of the magic of reading. We shouldn’t take any of these early understandings lightly. If we skip over this foundation, problems can crop up later when children are faced with rhyming/identifying sounds/breaking words apart and ultimately reading for comprehension.

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The free printable alphabet worksheets feature one target lowercase letter per page, kid-friendly ‘I can’ statements, numbered directional support letter tracing, and independent letter handwriting practice.

In addition, a grid filled with other letters gives the opportunity for letter detectives to search and find the target letter. Children can use highlighters, dot paints, crayons, or pencils to complete the alphabet recognition worksheets.

If you prefer a reusable version of any kindergarten worksheet, consider placing each page in a plastic sleeve and providing small objects (erasers, pompoms, etc.) to place upon the target letter grid. Learners can use a dry/wet erase marker to trace, or simply a finger.

Advanced learners can strengthen fine-motor skills by using colored pencils, crayons, or markers. Allow very early learners to trace any way they want while encouraging more advanced students to draw the lines in the correct order.

You will find the complete alphabet listed at the top of each preschool alphabet worksheet. This reinforces the order of the letters as well as gives more learning opportunities to learn which letters come BEFORE/AFTER each other. It is a great visual support to use while singing or naming the letters.

What Does Learning Letter Recognition in Early Childhood Teach?

KINDERGARTEN ALPHABET WORKSHEETS pdf

LEARNING TO RECOGNIZE AND NAME LETTERS AND SOUNDS REALLY SETS KIDS UP FOR SUCCESS FOR LEARNING TO READ LATER ON.

Use the free printable with all of your learners. Differentiate by offering specific letters to specific learners as they are ready. You can even use the pdf file digitally as a visual aid for whole group learning. Some learners will be ready to differentiate between upper and lower case letters.

  • Letter names
  • Letter sounds
  • Visual discrimination
  • Letter formation (fine motor)

Why Is It Important For Kids To Learn Lowercase Letters?

Besides the fact that teachers love free letter tracing worksheets, there are many benefits to your students as they begin to learn letters and sounds.

Visual Discrimination: Identifying letters (both lower and uppercase) encourages kids to use visual cues to discern between them. This is an important skill when later discerning letters to decode words.

Automaticity: The goal is for children to effortlessly recognize letter names and sounds interchangeably before they begin to put the pieces together to learn to read. If recalling sounds is too laborious, it will be difficult for a child to read with fluency.

Improve Understanding: As children learn to name letters and sounds, it helps them connect to what “reading” really means and gives them valuable insight and background to the idea that they, too, will soon learn to read!

Confidence: Kids need lots of time and repetition to accurately name all of the letters and sounds. Imagine how proud they feel when they accomplish such a lofty goal!

How to Make the Kindergarten Lowercase Letter ‘I Can’ Worksheets

Preparing the Alphabet Worksheets

Just print the pdf files and you are ready to implement! If you would like to create re-useable pages, simply laminate or use laminating pouches.

Using the ‘I Can’ Statement Alphabet Worksheets

There are many potential ways to use the lowercase letter worksheets. Basically, choose a letter. Identify the letter name, letter sound, and how it is formed. Then, let children practice!

Differentiation Idea:

If you prefer, you can focus on just one aspect of letters on each worksheet, like only finding the letter on the grid, or only tracing each letter.

More Ways to Practice Letter Recognition

Hide-n-Seek

Hide each page of the free alphabet worksheet around the room (use a laminated version of the free alphabet tracing worksheets pdf OR plastic lowercase letters you might have on hand.) Find the letters and sort them by shape, place them with matching uppercase letters, or just find them and name them!

Sensory Bin

Hide letters in a sensory bin with rice, dried noodles, cotton balls, or anything else relating to a current classroom theme. Incorporate the letter recognition worksheets by posting them near the sensory bin for reference.

Memory Matching

Use letter flashcards to learn ABCs (or ABC printables cut into cards). Place in a grid for a game of memory preschooler alphabet recognition.

I Can Lowercase Alphabet Worksheets for kindergarten
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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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