Need some reading games and crafts to keep preschoolers engaged and help them prepare for school? How about free printable alphabet activities, reading games and letter games? These lesson plans will help children retain what they learned in school. Teachers and homeschool parents might use these free printable alphabet activities to go beyond the basic workbook page. They’ll help preschool students develop physical or perceptual skills. Free printable cut and paste activities provide good practice for children with special needs. These projects give children the satisfaction of success and help them to master eye-hand, fine motor and perceptual skills. To complete these projects, children will need to color the images, cut them out, assemble the pictures in a sequence and glue them in place.
Free printable alphabet activities and crafts come from Alphabet Soup. There’s an activity page for each letter of the alphabet. Each page has images of items that begin with that letter. Use free printable alphabet crafts in a variety of ways. Color and cut out each image, and then sort them by letter sound. Make ABC flashcards by pasting pictures onto a piece of colored construction paper labeled with the letter. Make an alphabet activities book by assembling ABC flashcards into a book. Bind by punching three holes in edges and tie with yarn. Children can illustrate with other words that begin with letter.
Use free printable alphabet activities in student-made Bingo or Lotto reading games. Children cut out the images and place them on a bingo grid using their alphabet letters instead of the letters BINGO. Make ABC flashcards into alphabet matching reading games that are self-correcting. Make two sets of ABC flashcards, one with the picture and the other with letter or word label. Match letters or words with pictures. Write answers on the back to self-check. Use letter-picture matching ABC flashcards memory letter games. Lay flashcards face down. Children must remember and match letter or word and picture. Make a board game by arranging picture ABC flashcards on a path. Make a paper clip spinner and a dial indicating several letters. Player advances to the next image that begins with that letter. There many other ways to create great learning tools and utilize them in your home, day care or classroom. Using these free printables, children can practice fine motor skills of cutting, assembling and pasting. Children can also explore reading concepts in an active hands-on way.