Of all the skills needed to teach your child to read, perhaps none gets as much attention as ABC learning–the art and practice of learning the alphabet. The wonderful result of this focus is a plethora of alphabet printables, alphabet games, alphabet books, and alphabet play.
As I was working on images for this post to represent our free alphabet coloring pages, I accidentally spelled R-A- on the featured image, and then decided to be funny and spell out R-A-T. Then I thought, why not use the coloring pages that way? Because almost any resource you can use to help teach your child the alphabet can later be used to teach your child to read or provide reading practice!
Learning the alphabet is a necessary skill. Recognizing the letters and their first sounds is a basic building block to reading. You don’t necessarily have to know the names of the letters right away, but each letter must be associated with a sound at the very least.
So use our fun alphabet printables – the coloring sheets – in lots of different ways! Print them four to a page and make a little book with a hole punch and some yarn. Print them four to a sheet and make flash cards, and then use those flash cards to spell words. Print them eight to a page and make magnets for fridge play. Print them one to a page to use as coloring pages or playdough mats.
You will find your little ones learning the alphabet in no time when you make it fun using our alphabet printables.
Keep Reading for 26 fabulous ideas for helping your child learn the alphabet!
So with those cute-as-a-button Animal Alphabet coloring pages in your arsenal, I thought maybe you’d like to see some of the other ABC learning ideas I found. Learning-the-alphabet games, alphabet books, alphabet playtime ideas. So many great resources!
Matching Alphabet Beans from Imagination Tree
Slides and Ladders ABC Game from First Grade A La Cart
Alphabet Car Game from Preschool Lesson Plans
Free Alphabet Bingo Game from My Joy-Filled Life
Alphabet Bean Bag Toss from Meri Cherry
Super Hero Letter Match from B-Inspired Mama
Alphabet Playtime Activities
Alphabet Slime Dough from Delightful Learning
Alphabet Water Tracing from Artsy Mama
Tons of Letter Activities form A Mom with a Lesson Plan
Feed the Alphabet Monster from I Can Teach My Child
Letter of the Week Alphabet Crafts from No Time For Flashcards
LEGO® ABC Cards from Wildflower Ramblings
Free LEGO Duplo Alphabet Mats from 123 Homeschool For Me
Alphabet Octopus Printables from Glittering Muffins
Alphabet Bible Verse Printables from Creative K Kids
ABC Letter Find Printables from 3 Dinosaurs
ABC Bible Verse Cards from Homeschool Creations
ABC Scripture Memory Cards from I Can Teach My Child
More Free Alphabet Coloring Pages from Life Over C’s
Our Favorite Alphabet Books
Eating the Alphabet by Louis Ehlert
Eric Carle ABC by Eric Carle
The Construction Alphabet by Jerry Pallota
I Spy Letters by Jean Marzollo
The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra
I Spy an Alphabet in Art by Lucy Mickelthwaite
Alphabet Jam: Songs and Rhymes to Build Early Reading Skills by Cathy Bollinger