Make learning fun with these cloud themed alphabet cards! With both sets of lowercase and uppercase alphabet, there are so many activities to do with these printables cards.
One of my favorite things to make learning fun is find different ways to incorporate some hands-on activities to help with basic skills, like alphabet recognition, numbers, and colors.
I am not a fan of flash cards or memorization, so even though these activities use printables and alphabet cards, they are not drills. Kiddos can learn their letters through everyday exposure, whether it’s through a planned activity or just an invitation to play. And it’s so important to remember that alphabet recognition is not a race. Just like all childhood milestones, kids learn at different paces.
If you are just getting started with alphabet recognition, your child’s name is a great beginning point. Pull out the letters of their name and use it in some of the activities before introducing the whole alphabet.
These cards are great for more than just letter recognition skills. Depending on how you use them, you can build fine motor skills, visual scanning, and so many pre-reading and writing skills.
supplies needed for alphabet cards
- printable alphabet cards
- cardstock or printer paper
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This definitely goes back to my teaching days – I am a fan of laminating all the things. For these cards, I just printed them on regular printer paper and ran them through my Scotch Laminator (highly recommend!) They are super durable and I didn’t have to use up any of my cardstock stash.
Our favorite way to use these cards is in a sensory bin! Rainbow rice has been a huge hit in our house, it’s easy to make and store, and it’s a perfect sensory bin filler for these alphabet cards.
Since the little guy has been learning to read, we used this activity as a way to practice letter sounds in isolation. He used his jumbo tweezers to pull a card out of the bin and then say the sound or sounds that the letter makes. It was a fun way to review before moving into a reading lesson.
More alphabet activity ideas
Letter Matching – This can be done with or without a sensory bin. Using both sets of uppercase and lowercase letters, have your kiddo match the letters. It can be done as a matching game with cards face down or have them pull a card out of a bag, sensory bin, or box and match it on the printable.
Alphabetical Order – mix up all of the cards and have your child place them in order. Super simple, but a great way to work on visual scanning, print awareness, and letter knowledge.
These activities can be a great way to start fostering independent learning. I like to leave alphabet cards out in our play area or on our craft room table to allow for exploration and exposure to the letters. Learning is not always a formal process and you might be surprised at what your kiddos can come up with on their own!
You can find both the black & white and color versions of the alphabet cards printable in the exclusive subscriber library.