Every child is different when it comes to acquiring alphabet knowledge. Some will pick it up quickly and easily while others confuse letter names with sounds with uppercase vs. lowercase letters. Bottom line: it’s no easy task to teach (and learn) our alphabet! Preschool and kindergarten teachers are tasked with keeping each week’s curriculum varied and hands-on so kids learn letters with repetition and time. The Free Printable Letter W Alphabet Worksheets with Tracing, Letter Recognition, and Alphabet Sounds activities is just what you need to help reinforce Letter W.

– Life Over C's Learn all about the letter w with the fun letter tracing worksheets and letter sounds worksheets.

Recommended Grade Level:

Printable Letter W Worksheet Supplies:

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

Learning About Letters of the Alphabet:

ALPHABET ACTIVITIES WITH EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNERS
EVEN WHEN YOU INTRODUCE ONE LETTER EACH WEEK, STUDENTS WILL NEED EXTRA PRACTICE NAMING LETTERS AND SOUNDS AND LETTER FORMATION THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR.

Learning the alphabet can get confusing for young learners! Each letter has its own name, a capital letter and a lowercase letter, its own sound, AND a unique way to write it.

Since there are so many skills wrapped up in “teaching the alphabet,” I designed the Letter W worksheets for preschool and kindergarten to hit as many of those skills as possible.

You can pick and choose when and how to use the Letter W worksheets for kindergarten or preschool, depending on whether you students need practice identifying lower and uppercase letters, naming sounds, or letter tracing and writing.

The free printable activity includes:

  • Free Letter Tracing Worksheets: THREE different versions of letter formation worksheets, 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 W
  • Rainbow Writing: A colorful way to complete a tracing letter worksheet
  • Letter Sounds Worksheets: Pictures and words to help children hear the /w/ sound at the beginning of words
  • Do-a-dot Marker: Large letter shapes to help young learners explore Letter W
– Life Over C's Explore the letter w with these free letter recognition worksheets.

What Can Kids Learn From Letter Worksheets for Preschoolers?

preschool and kindergarten letter worksheets
FOCUSING ON ONE SKILL AT A TIME CAN HELP CHILDREN LEARN THE ALPHABET. I LIKE TO TEACH LETTER NAMES FIRST, THEN MOVE ON TO LETTER SOUNDS.

Working with the alphabet helps children begin to understand that these funny shapes we call letters have a specific purpose and help us crack a code we call reading.

Get your students thinking about the purpose and scope of letters with thought-provoking questions:

  • What are the letters in your name?
  • How many sounds do you have in your name?
  • What other words start with the /w/ sound?
  • Does letter W have curvy lines, straight lines, or both?
  • Does lowercase w look the same as uppercase W?
– Life Over C's Dot marker Letter W Worksheets for preschool and kindergarten

Why Are Preschool Letter Worksheets Important?

Besides the fact that kids love hands-on learning activities, there are so many other reasons that learning the alphabet creates a strong foundation for future learning.

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 Use the Activity:

To Prep:

Print the letter W alphabet printables.

Laminate any pieces you would like to use again.

To Use:

Kids can use these to write the letter W, sort sounds, and sort uppercase letters and lowercase letters.

Once the free beginning sounds worksheets are laminated, use the traceable letter worksheetsover and over again!

Extend the Activity:

First Sound Cards

If you download my whole set of 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 traceable letter worksheets for free and use dry erase markers for easy, repeated practice on upper and lower case letter formation and fine motor skills.

Playdough Mats

The do-a-dot Letter W 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 W. Use one of the letter recognition worksheet pages to place the Ws on when found.

Make a W Book

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

Play a Game

Many of the pages in the letter tracing worksheets (free) packet can easily be converted into simple games where students practice rolling dice, taking turns, and moving objects onto a “gameboard.”

What is included in the Letter W Worksheets set?

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– Life Over C's Learn all about the letter w with the fun letter tracing worksheets and letter sounds worksheets.
– Life Over C's Learn all about the letter w with the fun letter tracing worksheets and letter sounds 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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