There is a time and a place for worksheets in preschool and kindergarten. While hands-on activities and real-life experiences tend to catch children’s attention, it’s also important for students to practice fine motor skills, like tracing, cutting, and gluing. These letter A tracing worksheets for preschool focus on one specific letter and give children the opportunity to recognize letter formation and sounds.

– Life Over C's Preschool and kindergarten students practice the letter a with these fun letter tracing worksheets and letter sounds worksheets.worksheets.

Recommended Grade Level:

Printable Letter A Worksheet Supplies:

  • Printer/Ink
  • Laminating Supplies (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Crayon/Pencil
  • Dot Marker
  • Dice

Learning About Letter Recognition:

letter recognition worksheets

When children can recognize letters as printed language that matches with a specific sound, they can begin prereading.

These letter A worksheets for preschool or Kindergarten can be used to reinforce or review the letter and sound. Make sure you model for your children how to complete the activities in order to gain understanding. The printable alphabet worksheets can be used in literacy centers, writing centers, or as an independent activity.

The preschool letter A worksheets will allow your child to practice letter tracing, sorting uppercase and lowercase letters, reading simple sentences, writing, and simple math skills.

In addition to learning about letter recognition for kindergarten here are some more ideas you can teach about using free letter tracing worksheets :

  • Proper pencil grip for writing
  • Differences and similarities between uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Identifying and comparing amount and number of dots for roll and write
  • Words that begin with the letter A

We don’t follow a specific letter of the week curriculum when teaching the alphabet, but for some children choosing a letter of the alphabet to focus on each week to introduce letters or review tough sounds can be helpful.

If you choose to do that, you can start with the letters a, s, and t so that your children will immediately be able to form some beginning reading words.

– Life Over C's Students practice the letter a with these letter tracing worksheets and letter sounds worksheets.

What Can Preschoolers Learn About Letter Sounds?

letter sounds worksheets
  • What other things make the ‘A’ sound?
  • What other sound can ‘A’ make? (long and short sound).
  • Were there any words that have similar ending sounds?
– Life Over C's Dot marker fine motor letter a worksheets with simple sentence A is for apple.

Why Is It Important For Kids To Identify Letter Sounds?

Besides the fact that kids enjoy making silly sounds and rhymes, there are so many other reasons you should practice letter sounds with your child using these letter tracing worksheets and free beginning sounds worksheets.

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 uppercase and lower case 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 learn with 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 Free Printable Letter A Worksheets

To Prep:

Just print the letter A alphabet printable writing worksheets.

To Use:

Kids can use the letter recognition worksheets to write the letter A, sort sounds, and sort uppercase letters and lowercase letters.

Once the tracing letter worksheets are laminated, use the traceable letter worksheets-free-over and over again!

– Life Over C's alphabetical order letter tracing worksheet and beginning sounds letter a worksheet for preschool

Extend the Activity:

Play with Playdough

For an additional hands-on, non-messy activity, have children use play dough to create the letter ‘A’ on the kindergarten letter worksheets. Help them discover the long and short lines in the letter A.

Create a Book

Use pictures from the printable worksheets to create their own letter ‘A’ mini book. Children will feel successful ‘reading’ and identifying the specific ‘A’ words in their book.

Many Mediums

Let your child get creative with bingo dotters, pom-poms, buttons, jewels, stickers, or other materials to place in the letter ‘A’ preschool worksheet dot-to-dot coloring page.

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– Life Over C's Preschool and kindergarten students practice the letter a with these fun letter tracing worksheets and letter sounds worksheets.worksheets.
– Life Over C's Preschool and kindergarten students practice the letter a with these fun letter tracing worksheets and letter sounds worksheets.worksheets.
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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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