10 Incredibly Fun And Easy Ways To Teach Your Preschooler The A-B-Cs!

There comes a time for every child to learn the A-B-C and that signals a time for parents to get creative! There are so many ways you can teach your children the letters of the alphabet so why not make it fun and exciting! Here are 10 ways that you can introduce your child to the alphabet that require a little bit of imagination and guarantee tons of fun and learning!

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1.Button Letters

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Start by having your child choose a letter and write it on the paper. If they are still learning how to make the letter write it for them. They will get a chance to work on the formation with the next step.Now grab the glue and trace the letter with it.  Add the buttons! Talk about the letter sounds with your child.

2.Painting With Pompom

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Painting with Pompoms is a fun activity for kids and toddlers to explore colours and experiment with a new paint tool. It is so quick and easy to set up and also allows for kids of all ages to complete as it is open-ended. This activity is also a great opportunity for learning about the letter P. Print a large letter ‘P’ and stamp the paint soaked pompoms onto the letter P shape.  P is for paint and pompoms!

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3. Sensory Alphabet Hunt

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Making learning your alphabet fun by searching for letters in a sensory tub with strawberry scented and pink coloured rice. This sensory play activity is a great game to motivate kids to learn their letters. Little learners will surely be excited and very keen to play!

4.Salt Tray Alphabet

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Writing letters in salt or sand is a classic Montessori activity. They give children a sensory experience while also learning how to form letters. The great part about salt trays is that if a child doesn’t like how their letter turned out they can gently shake it and start again. . Exploring letters in all different ways lets kids experience them and make meaningful connections. Do not worry about how perfect the letters are at this stage, let them explore them and get used to the different kinds of lines and curves that go into them all.

5.Painting With Cookie Cutters

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Gather your materials. You will need some paint, plates, letter cookie cutters ( or any shape really you don’t have to do the alphabet) and some paper. If you want to extend the activity a little take some time to mix colours with the paint. We used different colours and added white paint to each. Spread the paint on the paper plates, lay your paper down and go for it!

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6. Alphabet Play Dough

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This activity involves using play dough to create letters in the alphabet, using the Printable Alphabet Play Dough Mats as a guide.You will need a blob of play dough, Printable Alphabet Play Dough Mats and a play dough safe knife. You could laminate the Alphabet Letter Mats to make them last longer. Rolling and cutting the play dough into shape will also work on those fine motor skills.

7.Alphabet Match

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Alphabet match is a fun hands-on activity for kids to help recognise and learn their letters.  It is also a great opportunity to introduce uppercase and lowercase letters and match them in a fun puzzle like activity. You will need 26 bottle tops, a large sheet of paper, coloured makers and foam letters. If you do not have the option of using the foam letters, you could alternatively write the alphabet letters onto the bottle tops instead. Trace around the bottle tops onto the paper and write the lowercase letters inside the circles.

8.Move & Groove

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Gather your materials. You will need some paper or card stock, a marker, painters tape and some good music your kids will love to dance to. Start by making some letters on the floor with painter's tape. Write the lowercase letters on the paper. Here is how to play - Start by asking them to stand on the first letter of their name - then with hands on head as and eyes on parent, tell them to dance till the music stops. Once music stops hold up a lowercase letter on the cards and have them find the match on the floor. 

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9. Magic Letters

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Crayon resist painting is a classic children’s art project and this is how we turned it into an alphabet activity. Gather your materials, you will need some water colours, water, a paint brush, white paper, white crayons and scissors. Start by cutting plain paper in half. Write letters in upper or lowercase in white crayon. Mix the paint. Now The best paint is watery so it beads off the crayon easily. Time to Paint.

10.Threading Beads Alphabet

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Use some pipe cleaners and threading beads as a fun, multi-sensory and kinaesthetic way to learn letters of the alphabet and literally feel the way that they are formed with your fingertips! This is a lovely pre-writing and reading activity for pre-schoolers and older children who need to practise their fine motor skill coordination too.

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