Alphabet Activity for Preschoolers
Okay guys, this one is a keeper. I’ve found a way to get my preschooler to practice a multitude of skills, over and over and over again, and he doesn’t even realize he’s learning! That is why I had to write this post and share this awesome alphabet activity for preschoolers with you!
No Prep Alphabet Activity for Preschoolers
This is a no-prep alphabet activity that you can use over and over. All you need to implement this is:
- Letter Dough Mats either laminated or in dry-erase pouches.
- Dry erase markers
- Play dough in a variety of colors.
I purchased this pack from Amazon and it had everything I needed except for black, which is fine because we just substitute it for any color we want.
That’s it! That is all you need to take on this amazing alphabet activity.
So what do the kids do with these activities? It’s simple.
First, they start by tracing the uppercase and lowercase letters at the top of the board. This helps with letter identification and letter formation.
Then, they look at the keyword and say it. This will help them hear the letter sound at the start of the word. After that, they must decide what colors they will need to create the keywords on the page. Then they can begin to create the image.
By having children recreate these images with play dough, we are encouraging fine motor work and color recognition.
Here’s a quick video of this product in action. This was the first time I did this activity with my son.
This download includes a recording sheet, so children can keep track of the letter mats they’ve already done. I encourage my preschooler to do a new mat each time we take this alphabet activity out.
What I love about this activity, other than the obvious, is that it can be incorporated in so many different ways. This can be a literacy center in your classroom, it can be a warm-up activity for small groups. You can use this for intervention groups, or as a fun activity for your fast finishers. There are so many ways to include this.