Ways to Learn Letters
- The Name of the letter
- The way the letter looks
- The sound the letter makes
- The feel of the letter in the mouth
- The movement of the letter as it is written
- A word associated with the letter
- The way the letter looks embedded within a word
Alphabet Recognition Activities
- Alphabet Walk-Take the children on a walk around home/school and look for and identify learned letters in environmental print
- Alphabet Memory-Make double sets of letter cards and have the children turn them over 2 at a time. If they match, they keep them. Object of the game is to make as many matches as you can.
- Let's Go On A Hunt-Have the children find certain letters in magazines and newspapers. Cut them out and paste them on paper.
- Hide and Seek-Hide letter cards throughout the home. Have your child search the room for them.
- Through-The-Year-Alphabet Book-Have your child use large sheets of paper to create a personal alphabet book throughout the year. They should write the upper and lower case form on each page, then paste or draw pictures and objects that begin with that letter.
- Letter Path-Make a construction paper "stone path" around your home with one letter written on each stone. Have your child walk the alphabet each day saying the letter out loud.
- Letter Pop-Up-Give them certain letters. If you say the letter they pop up holding that letter in their hand.
- Alphabet Tic-Tac-Toe-Play this game like the regular game with each assigned to a different letter. Instead of writing X and O, they might use A and W.
- Alphabet Cereal Sort-Place a pile of alphabet cereal on a napkin. Give your child time to sort the letters. Have them count the number of times they found each letter.
- Word Pairs-Write words like sat and mat on a piece of paper. Read the words aloud and ask your child to ID the letter that is different in each word.