This resource is loaded with lots of great ways for kids to learn the alphabet letters and sounds.
Included in this resource:
Alphabet cards A-Z:
Each card has upper and lower case letters along with a picture representing the letter. These can be hung on the wall or used as flashcards. Use as a center: mix them up and have students put them in alphabetical order. Another use: lay them out on the floor or a table in alphabetical order. Then remove some of the letters. Mix the letters up you removed and have students put the letters back where they should go.
Let’s Investigate That Sound:
Print the sheet with the magnifying glass and colorful lower case letters of the alphabet on cardstock, laminate and cut out.
Ways you can use this with individual students or groups:
Start by laying the letters out on the floor or table. Then say “I hear a mysterious sound (say the sound). Can you find it?” The student(s) then uses their magnifying glasses to investigate which letter makes that sound. Once they find the letter they get to keep it. You keep going until all the letters are gone. Or, use the same rules as mentioned above, but hang the colorful letters around the room and have the student(s) go around to see if they can find the letter with their magnifying glasses.
Alphabet Sequence Practice:
There are four colorful sheets that allow students to practice which letters come before and after each other in the alphabet.
Alphabet Practice sheets:
Each letter of the alphabet includes the following sheets:
Say The Sound:
This sheet has variations of the letter. Have the student point to each letter and say the sound of the letter.
Students can practice writing each upper and lower case letter.
Color By Number:
Students color by number a picture representing the letter.
Things That Start With The Sound:
Each letter of the alphabet has a sheet with different pictures. The student cuts out the pictures that start with that letter sound and glue them on to the “Things That Start With The (letter) Sound” sheet. There is an opportunity for the students to practice upper and lower case letters at the bottom of the sheet.
NOTE: One way to utilize the alphabet practice sheets is to have a three-ring binder for each student. As you go through the alphabet sheets, add them to their binders. At the end of the year, each student will have a wonderful record of what they accomplished to bring home to their parents. Plus, it is a good resource for review during those summer months.