Start off the new year with these alphabet pattern blocks printables. They are small task cards that include beginning sounds, too. I’ll show you different ways to use these task cards in your alphabet activities.
Alphabet Activities for Back to School
School is nearly back in session, and that means it’s time for some alphabet activities!
One fun way to get your little ones engaged in learning their ABCs is to print out this alphabet pattern blocks printable. The brightly colored blocks are sure to capture their attention, and they’ll have a blast matching the shapes to create letters. As an added bonus, they’ll also be improving their fine motor skills.
So print out this alphabet pattern blocks printable today and get ready for some fun back-to-school alphabet activities!
FAQ About Teaching the Beginning Sounds to Preschoolers
Initial sounds are the first sound in a word. They are also referred to as beginning sounds. When students understand that words are made up of sounds, they’re able to transfer this knowledge into their reading and writing and even learning sight words.
Sounds are not all learned at once, and it is easiest to teach beginning sounds because those come in the very first session. They are particularly important because they are the first step in teaching children how to listen for sounds in a word.
Teaching beginning sounds to preschoolers requires offering a lot of practice and hands-on activities. Activities for teaching beginning sounds should be highly visual. Be consistent when teaching the sounds, so students can take learned skills and quickly move from one sound to another.
Letters of the alphabet have varying degrees to difficulty in both listening and speaking. When introducing my preschoolers to beginning sounds, the Daily Lessons In Phonics Curriculum start with the letters and sounds that occur most frequently in the English language. These are easiest for children to learn due to their frequency, but also allow children to behind basic decoding drills if ready.
Alphabet Activities Using Pattern Blocks Printable
These alphabet pattern blocks printables for preschoolers can also be used as a back to school activity to help your child transition back into the school year. They are a great way to help your child learn their letters while having fun.
As a preschool teacher, I like to use activities like this one to informally assess what my preschoolers already know when they start the school year with me.
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The Set Up
Print the cards on heavy card stock and laminate for added durability. Cut apart the alphabet cards. Put them in a pile on a tray with a set of pattern blocks.
Now invite your preschooler to join you in some alphabet games using the colorful pattern blocks!
Don’t Forget Alphabet Books
Hands on Activities to Teach Letter Identification
These can be sued for so many hands on learning activities for kids. They include all twenty-six letters of of alphabet, in both uppercase letters and lowercase letters, so kids can learn both in preschool and kindergarten.
Invite your preschooler to select a task card. These cards fit four to a page, so they are used to copy the pattern.
I bring these out during the first week of school to see how well preschoolers already know the letters. I watch as they sift through the pile to find the letters in their name, or other letters they recognize. I observe to see if they make the association between the letter and the picture in the corner; the beginning sound.
Kids love having these in the alphabet center. They pair well with my Daily Lessons in Preschool Literacy Curriculum, and I have actually added them to our weekly letter centers.
Some preschoolers may struggle since they cannot place the pattern block tiles directly over the alphabet mats. To help with this, have your preschooler first identify what colors they see in the patterned letter.
I see two red blocks on the card. Can you find some in the bin? We will need two red blocks to make our letter. See right here?
I continue this until my preschooler has figured out how to collect all the right pattern blocks needed to form the letter. If they collect too many blocks, that’s ok, too. After some practice, your preschooler or kindergarten student will be able to do it without the additional support.
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These task cards can be used for several alphabet activities for preschoolers. They can be used for letter matching activities or seek and find activities. Of course they will do well in your preschool math center and alphabet center.
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I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.