One of the best parts of homeschooling is being able to think and teach outside the box and the classroom. This opens up all kinds of opportunities for fun activities, both inside and out and a way to make what seems like just a fun afternoon be a learning experience. In this post, I have gathered up all kinds of alphabet activities from games to fine motor activities and even sensory bins. There are clean and messy activities here and activities for all kinds of weather. I hope you have fun with yoru kids with these 50+ activities that teach the alphabet.
50+ Activities to Teach the Alphabet
Letter A Activities
Have a letter “A” scavenger hunt by searching for the letter “A” on signs and Buildings.
Play letter A soup. Place waterproof items that start with the letter A (such as apples, acorns, toy alligators and airplanes) in a pot with water, along with some that don't, and ask your child to fish out the items that start with the letter A with a ladle.
Letter B Activities
Bubble Painting by Activity Village
Gather up some plastic water-safe toys that begin with the letter B and play with them in the bath or pool.
Letter C Activities
Make crowns from leaves, sticks and other natural stuff glued to construction paper.
Play with chalk outside if the weather permits. This is a great way to also practice writing the letter C as well.
Letter D Activities
Do this fun density activity from Steve Spangler Science.
Pretend to go hunting for dinosaur eggs by burying leftover plastic Easter eggs in your yard or sandbox.
Letter E Activities
Try this E is for Enter and Exit activity from Brilliant Beginnings.
Make this E is for Eyes monster sensory tub from I Can Teach My Child.
Letter F Activities
Play the Frog Jump Game from Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers
Farm Sensory Tub from Counting Coconuts
Letter G Activities
Go Geocaching! Here are tips for geocaching with kids.
Make some paper glasses and have fun trying them on.
Letter H Activities
Try this “Mail a Hug” activity from Paging Supermom.
Here's a list of “7 Fun Ways to Make a Letter H” by The Measured Mom
Letter I Activities
Do an Ice Cream Taste Test from No Time for Flashcards.
Play the classic game of “Don't Break the Ice”.
Letter J Activities
Make this “Pet Jellyfish” in a Jar by Cheap Crafty Mama
Play Jumpin' J's by Brilliant Beginnings
Letter K Activities
Go Fly a Kite! Here's how to make a kite.
Sing a fun song with motions from King County Library
Letter L Activities
Make this Leaves and Ladybugs Sensory Bin by My Little Sonbeam
Do this L is for Lemons sensory activity by Mamas Like Me
Letter M Activities
Try the Magic Milk Experiment from Laughing Kids Learn
Here's a great M is for Monster Sensory Box by Totschooling
Letter N Activities
Do some Noodle Sensory Play by The Measured Mom
How about a N is for Nature Activity by Carrots are Orange?
Letter O Activities
Make this Ocean Page from Loving and Learning on the High Plains
Play O is for Optometrist with these activities from Life with Moore Babies
Letter P Activities
Pretend Play Pizza Parlor is a great indoor activity by Sugar Aunts
Do painting with pom-poms by Learning 4 Kids
Letter Q Activities
See how “quickly” your kids can do things. Come up with a list of things to try to do extra quick.
Make quicksand using sand from Preschool Power Packets.
Letter R Activities
This Pool Noodle Racetrack from Ramblings from Utopia looks fun!
Go on a Rock Hunt with Preschool Alphabet
Letter S Activities
Play with Snake Slime from Growing a Jeweled Rose
How about Indoor “Texas” Snowballs from Frugal Fun For Boys?
Letter T Activities
Play Red Light, Green Light since T is for Traffic.
Do a taste test with different fruits and see if your blindfolded child can guess which is which.
Letter U Activities
Play U is for U toss from A Mom with a Lesson Plan
Watch the movie “Up”
Letter V Activities
Make a baking soda Volcano from Wild Flower Ramblings
Use vegetables for stamping like A Mom with a Lesson Plan
Letter W Activities
Do a Wind Dance like Back in the Hills does.
Angel Navy Wife does Water Painting with her kids.
Letter X Activities
Play some educational games on the XBOX if you have one.
Go to an instrument store and play on the Xylophone or at least learn about it.
Letter Y Activities
Play this fun sensory activity called “YUCK!” from A Measured Mom
Teach your kids fun tricks to do with yo-yos.
Letter Z Activities
This is a perfect time to take a trip to your closest zoo.
Try this Letter Z Scavenger hunt from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
I hope you have a blast with your family doing some of these learning activities!