Literacy is SO important. As a former first grade teacher, I knew this. As a mom- I KNEW I had to work with the alphabet, phonics, and early literacy skills with my son. There are so many ways to teach the letters of the alphabet. Kids, especially pre schoolers, want activities that are hands on and engaging! I realized that I created a ton of different literacy centers that focus on beginning sounds and letters of the alphabet! I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite literacy centers that hopefully you can use in your classroom too! These centers are great for little learners- from pre-school to first grade! Check out these alphabet literacy center ideas!
Alphabet Mitten Letter Mats
This is an excellent way to get your students ( or little ones) to practice letter formation with these adorable alphabet mitten letter mats. All you need is play dough or modeling clay. My three year old LOVES it! We simply put the alphabet mat on the table and take out our play-doh. He has so much fun practicing his uppercase and lowercase letters with these mats. This is excellent fine motor practice as well. This activity makes him manipulate the play-doh into letters of the alphabet! Click here to check this product out!
Alphabet Recognition Worksheets
Calling all pre-k teachers and toddler moms! These worksheets are JUST PRINT & Go! Have your little ones practice recognizing letters of the alphabet and letter formation. This can even be used for the letter of the week/day or even just a simple review. My toddler, currently 3, enjoyed this too! Be sure to check it out! Click here to pick up this product!
Alphabet Flip Books
This product is packed full of FUN!! There are 26 flip books to make, one for each letter of the alphabet. Each flip book focus on beginning initial letter sounds of the alphabet. This can be helpful for Preschool, Kindergarten, RTI, Early Intervention, Basic Skills, or ELL. These flip books are easy to make and fun for students! They are GREAT for introducing the letter of the week or any addition to a phonics program! Your kids will FLIP out for these Alphabet Flip Books! Check it out here!
Alphabet Letter Sort Activity – Cut and Paste
Have you ever noticed that your students have difficulty recognizing different types of print in books? Cam always seems to struggle with the fancy ‘a’ or ‘g’ he sees when we are looking at different books. This resource allows your students ( or children) to practice recognizing different font styles of capital and lowercase letters. There are 26 B&W printable worksheets included. This can be used as classwork, homework, or a literacy station activity. The students will cut out the letters, sort them, and then glue them down in the appropriate boxes. Some students may need assistance at first completing this activity- but eventually they will be able to do this independently on their own! Check out my Alphabet Letter Sort Activity HERE!!
Beginning Sounds Bingo
A fun and enjoyable activity for all! This beginning sounds bingo game will be a classroom favorite!! There are 60 Bingo Cards in B&W ( 30 lowercase, 30 capital) and A-Z Beginning Sounds Bingo Calling Cards in color. Simply pass out a Bingo Card to every student along with some form of ‘markers’ ( m&ms, colored chips, mini erasers, etc). Then, you will select a card at random. You can either show them the picture and ask someone what the beginning sound is, or you can say the letter sound (ex. /h/) aloud and have your students look for the letter on their bingo card. This Beginning Sounds Bingo is perfect for Fun Fridays, Sub Tub, RTI/Basic Skills, ELLs, and Literacy Centers. Pick up your very own Beginning Sounds Bingo HERE!
Beginning Sounds Worksheets
If you are looking for a student friendly activity for kindergarten kiddos or first graders– and super easy for the teacher– this is it! Students will practice recognizing beginning sounds. Students will color the pictures that have the same beginning sound as the letter shown in the picture. It’s that simple! NO prep needed! Just print and GO! This is SIMPLE and EASY to use for little learners- I know they will just love it!! This can also be used for the ‘letter of the week’. Be sure to scoop up these beginning sounds worksheets HERE!
Alphabet Letter Recognition FREEBIE ( Dot Dabbers)
Who said learning can’t be fun? Let your kiddos HAVE FUN while learning to recognize their alphabet letters! Students will sort through the letter bubbles and identify the correct uppercase and lowercase letters. Using dot paint makes this alphabet activity SO much fun for little learners. This activity is super fun and helpful for anyone who is practicing beginning sounds! Be sure to pick up this FREEBIE here!
I hope you and your students LOVE these alphabet literacy center ideas as much as I do!
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