About 2 months ago I started teaching my 2 (almost 3) year old son the alphabet. At first, I thought singing the alphabet song over and over would get him interested but that was a big fail. Every time I’d start to sing he would say, “stop mommy, stop singing!” Ultimately, I decided on a different approach— the letter of week strategy.
Starting with the letters in his name, each week I concentrate on one letter of the alphabet.
Reading, crafts, sensory, and fine motor play are all great ways to engage a toddler or preschooler when teaching the alphabet. I’ve been working with my son on his alphabet skills for about 10 weeks and his progression and interest in letters has exceeded my expectations tenfold.
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Don’t be intimidated if your toddler doesn’t take to the lesson plan right away. It took my son a few weeks but eventually, he got the hang of it and started to look forward to activity and craft time.
Below, you can print my free Letter Aa Lesson Plan that includes flashcard study, crafts, reading, activities, and worksheets— all concentrating on the letter A. You can also find some substitute crafts and additional resources below.
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Print your free Letter A Lesson Plan for preschoolers below.
Free worksheets, flashcards, and books to buy and download from the above lesson plan:
Free download- Letter A alphabet book The Measured Mom.
Flashcards from The Measured Mom.
Letter A Crafts:
- Uppercase A- Alligator
- Lowercase a- airplane
- Ant puppet
Letter A Books:
Letter A Activities:
- Apple Tree Letter Matching Game- Download printable below, make a large tree, on one side draw an uppercase A and then on the other side draw a lowercase a, cut out the apples, and have your child match the appropriate letters to the tree.
- Apple Stamping
- Ape Puppet
- Letter Stamps in Playdoh
- Shaving Cream Letters
Free Letter A Worksheets (click banner below):
- Free A is for Ambulance Printable-Find the Letters
- Free A is for Apple Printable-Find the Letters
- Do A Dot Page- Letter A
More Letter A Worksheets:
- Block Letters
- Letter Workbook/Tracing
- The Alphabet Tree
- Hey Little Ant
- Ten Apples Up on Top
- The Lady With the Alligator Purse
- The Ants Go Marching
Click the banner below for my FREE Letter A Lesson Plan Printable
What’s your approach to teaching the alphabet to your preschooler? Share some of your ideas below.
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Hi! I’m Meagan I just turned 40! I’ve been married for 14 years. I’m a proud boy mom, happily navigating my way through the little boy years. I met my husband over 20 years ago in high school; we got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. I currently help run a family business with my parents while blogging about my life and love of DIY projects!
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