Letter A Activities for Preschoolers

The activities in this package have been hand-selected by our team of child development experts to ensure that your child will enjoy learning the alphabet with them. The activities have been put together into a comprehensive package that helps you teach your child the alphabet in a fun way.

Our letter A activities include:

Letter A puzzles

Coloring pages featuring animals starting with the letter A, such as alligators and armadillos. Activity booklets that help your child practice writing the letter A in both uppercase and lowercase forms.

make a collage that looks like an ant! Get some construction paper and cut it into the shape of an ant’s body. Then, cut out other shapes—like triangles for the legs and a circle for the head—and glue them onto the paper. Give your child crayons and markers so they can color the shapes however they want!

Another fun activity is to draw a tree, and then hide some acorns underneath it (make sure to use real acorns!). Your child will have fun hunting around until they find all of them!

make an ABC train,  Create shapes of different letters, and connect them with yarn or string. You can also add decorations like buttons or pom poms that start with each letter’s sound – maybe a bird for “B” or even some feathers for “F”.

You can also print out our free Alphabet Flashcards, cut them out and stick them on walls or cupboards with double-sided tape or use washi tape.

If your child has a toy box, it’s helpful to have a ‘letter of the week’ that they can put all their toys starting with that letter into.

I would recommend introducing the letters in alphabetical order so that everything makes sense.

Handwriting Practice

The most basic first step to learning how to write the letter A is handwriting practice. The more often a child practices writing the letter, the better the child will learn. Start by teaching your child how to draw the line for the letter. Next, teach him or her how to draw a lowercase ‘a.’ Once your child has learned to write both the capital and lowercase ‘A’s,’ you can have him or her practice writing the letter over and over again. Either have your child write on his or her own piece of paper or use alphabet worksheets.

Remember: it is important that children don’t become frustrated while learning how to form letters. If your child is having a tough time learning how to form an upper or lowercase A, remember that he or she may need more practice before moving onto other letters of the alphabet.

Letter-Recognition Activities

In addition to handwriting practice, make sure that you expose your preschooler to opportunities where he or she can recognize different letters of the alphabet outside of school and at home. One way to do this is by doing lots of letter-recognition activities together. For example, you can introduce new letters by looking at street signs and billboards during walks in your neighborhood,

Make an alphabet book together. Cut out pictures from magazines or print them off online and paste them on pages in a notebook. Write the initial letter of each picture on the page as well. If your child wants to take it one step further, they can write a short story that goes along with each picture.

Play alphabet bingo! You probably already have some bingo cards around the house, but if not, you can print some off online for free or make your own using a program like Word or Google Slides.

Take a walk around the neighborhood and see how many things you can find that start with A! Make it a goal to find at least 10 different items by the end of your walk, even if it takes multiple walks to get there. You’ll be working on letter

Painting smocks or old clothes

paint (I like to use washable finger paint)

Alphabet cookie cutters (or make your own out of cardstock if you don’t have these on hand)

Have each child put on a smock, and lay out some paper plates and letter cookie cutters. Have the children write their names in red paint on their plates. Then, invite them to use the letter shapes they want to write their names using blue paint. If they want to use multiple letters, that’s great.

Next, give them a chance to decorate the rest of their plate using whatever colors they like. If they need help making designs, try suggesting the following:

Dots and circles (try using a paintbrush handle or a crayon to make these) lines (make horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines!)squiggles and curves.

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