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 Worksheets: Tracing, Letter Recognition, Alphabet Sounds packet is just what you need to help reinforce Letter W.
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
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?
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.
How to Make the Free Printable Letter W Worksheets
Just print the letter W alphabet printables.
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 worksheets-free-over and over again!
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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.
Make a W Book
Students that 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.”