Teaching letters and sounds in preschool and kindergarten encompasses a huge part of the curriculum. And I know teachers are always looking for interesting, engaging ways to give students valuable practice. You know that old phrase, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat?” Well, I made the Free Printable Letter U Alphabet Worksheets with Tracing, Letter Recognition, and Alphabet Sounds as one of many ways to accomplish the goal of learning letters and sounds. You are going to love the worksheets for the Letter U! Easy prep, easily differentiated, and highly adaptable to any classroom goals- and no cats will be harmed.

– Life Over C's Free printable letter U alphabet worksheets for preschool and kindergarten

Recommended Grade Level:

Letter U Worksheet Supplies:

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

Learning the Letters of the Alphabet:


Preschool letter worksheets give your students valuable practice with any or all of the above mentioned tasks. The Letter U worksheets for preschoolers and kindergarteners are designed to be mixed and matched to meet the learning goals of your students.

The Letter U preschool worksheets include multiple opportunities for students to practice multiple skills.

The packet includes letter recognition worksheets, letter formation worksheets, letter sounds worksheets, and practice discerning uppercase and lowercase letters.

What I love most about the alphabet worksheets is that they are in no way limited to seatwork. Every page can easily be adapted to a hands-on center or learning game.

Here is what you’ll find in the free Letter U worksheet packet:

  • Letter Tracing: THREE different versions, depending on abilities/motor skill development
  • Cut and Sort: Uppercase vs. Lowercase and First Sound Pictures
  • Read and Color: Sight Words/First Sound/CVC and CVCC Words
  • Find the Letter Worksheets: I Spy and Grid formats
  • Roll and Write: A fun dice game to practice writing Letter U
  • Rainbow Writing: A colorful way to complete a tracing letter worksheet
  • First Sound: Pictures and words to help children hear the /u/ sound at the beginning of words
  • Do-a-dot Marker: Large letter shapes to help young learners explore Letter U
– Life Over C's Letter U Free printable alphabet worksheets

What Can Kids Learn From Printable Worksheets


Turn any of the worksheets into thought-provoking activities by posing questions like:

  • What are the letters in your name?
  • How many sounds do you have in your name?
  • What other words start with the /u/ sound?
  • Does letter U have curvy lines, straight lines, or both?
  • Does lower case letter u look like capital U?
  • Is u a vowel?
– Life Over C's Free printable alphabet worksheets rainbow write with beginning sounds pictures and roll and tracing alphabet worksheet

Why Is It Important For Kids To Have Extra Practice with Letters?

Letter tracing worksheets are a great way to build automaticity and ease with handwriting, making reading and writing less laborious overall. There are tons of other benefits children will reap as they gain fluency with each letter of the week.

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.


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!

Build 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 Use the Worksheets:

To Prep:

Just print them. If you would like any of the pages to be reusable, laminate them or use pouches. Then, place them at the literacy center, teach the students a game, or use them in small groups.

To Use:

There are so many ways to use the free beginning sounds worksheets! Use the free letter tracing worksheets for students who need more practice with letter formation, or use the I Spy page for kids to practice letter names or sounds.

Extend the Activity:

First Sound Cards

If you download my whole set of preschool worksheet letter U alphabet printables, you can use the Find and Color pages for each letter at the literacy center to help build first sound fluency.

Reusable Pages

Laminate the preschool letter tracing worksheets for free and use dry erase markers for easy, repeated practice on letter formation and fine motor skills.

Playdough Mats

The do-a-dot Letter U page lends itself to a nice playdough mat. Protect the page with laminating film or pockets, and allow students to roll, squish, and sculpt playdough letters.

Sensory Bin

Hide letters in the sensory bin and ask students to search for uppercase and lowercase U. Use one of the activity pages to place the Us on when found.

Make a U Book

Students who are ready for sight word reading can staple the Read and Color pages together to make a Letter U book for practice.

Play a Game

Many of the pages in the Letter U packet can easily be converted into simple games where students get practice rolling dice, taking turns, and placing or moving objects onto a “gameboard.”

What is included in the Letter U Worksheets Set?

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– Life Over C's Free printable letter U alphabet worksheets for preschool and kindergarten
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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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