A simple alphabet printable will help teach the sounds that each letter makes. In the worksheets below, have the children circle the pictures that begin with a specific letter.
Each worksheets contains five items that begin with the specific letter. Can your child find all five?
Preschool printable worksheets work well for teaching letter sounds as sometimes it is tough to easily gather enough objects that begin with the same letter from your homes.
It helps to have the children name the objects out loud to hear the letter sounds.
*There is no letter X worksheet, due to the fact that so few words begin with the letter X. Other pages on this site contain X worksheets, mainly using words with the letter X in them, although a few have the X as a beginning sound.
There are many opportunities every day to teach letter sounds. Preschool alphabet activities can be planned for almost any time. Sometimes it's easiest to spend a few minutes,for example, while waiting in line to ask what beginning sounds nearby objects have. Your child doesn't have time to get bored because the "lessons" are so short. But, if you would like to plan a beginning sounds activity that's fun and will keep your child busy and learning... try one of the suggestions below.
Name a letter sound, such as “huh” for the letter H. See how fast your child can find an object in your environment that begins with the same letter. Some letters will have them showing you an object in no time at all. Other letters they will have to think about and will take more time.
For preschool alphabet fun, try a scavenger hunt. Lay several regular pieces (8 ½ X 11 inches) of paper on the table. Write a different letter of the alphabet on each piece. See how many objects your child can find that start with each letter AND fit on the piece of paper. This activity works well since letters are taught only a few at a time. Place the letters you are learning on the papers as well as a few that have already been mastered.
Fill a basket with alphabet letters (foam bathtub letters work great!). Place the basket across the yard from you or at the end of the hallway inside. Call out a word and see how long it takes for your child to run to the basket, find the beginning sound of the word, and run back to you.
Use wall cards or an alphabet chart as a visual aid. The more children see the letters and the more repetition they have with the sounds, the more likely they are to learn them.