Have you seen our absolutely gorgeous alphabet craft activities for every letter of the alphabet?
If you are an early years teacher, this activity has been created with you in mind! It’s adorable, it’s vibrant, and it’s a definite crowd-pleaser when it comes to young kids in any early years setting. Plus, the cuteness factor is gold!
The beauty of this printable resource is that it can be used in a variety of ways. We promise it will be a valued addition to your repertoire of letter activities.
THE Must-Have Alphabet Activity
This versatile teaching resource has been designed to specifically promote uppercase letter recognition and phonemic awareness. It’s an alphabet activity that also presents wonderful opportunities for students to refine fine motor skills by cutting, pasting and drawing.
Why Upper Case?
You’re probably wondering why these letters have been created as uppercase characters?
Teaching your students both lowercase and uppercase letters simultaneously prevents confusion. This activity can be used in conjunction with a multitude of different sound and letter activities. For more ideas, check out our blog, 20 Fun and Engaging Alphabet Activities for Kids.
It’s also important to use the terminology of ‘lowercase’ and ‘uppercase’ rather than little and big letters. This can get confusing for your students.
How to Use This Amazing Resource
This fantastic resource is available in both full colour and black and white. Each version includes:
- completed examples
- blank letter templates
- pieces for cutting and attaching.
Having a multitude of different templates for each letter of the alphabet means that you can use this resource to suit your needs.
Alphabet Activity Ideas You’ll Be Dreaming About
(1) Laminate It
You may like to laminate each letter set to use again and again. The idea behind this concept is that your students will need to put the letter character together. You can further this experience by asking your students to use the remaining time to practice their lowercase and uppercase letters.
Environmentally savvy idea: print the letters on thick card. It will still maintain it’s useability.
(2) Create Their Own
Let your students get creative! The black and white download options lend themselves to a variety of craft ideas…
- Print the full black and white letter character and get your students to colour them in and stick them in their workbooks.
- Provide your students with a variety of additional art and craft supplies (feathers, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, crepe paper) to add their own touch to their letter characters.
- Print the letter character and additional pieces and have students cut them out and stick the letter characters together in their book.
(3) Whole Class Display
Print the black and white letter on A3 paper and the additional pieces in colour to create a gorgeous letter display together as a class.
- Brainstorm words that start with the letter you are focusing on.
- Write those words inside the letter.
- Use the lowercase letter unless it’s for a name to model the correct letter to write.
- Add the coloured pieces and display this somewhere in the class.
- Keep adding words throughout the week.
There you have it! A multitude of ways to use this one resource. We hope this blog has inspired you to change up some of the alphabet activities you have been using!