This post includes a free printable alphabet game for preschoolers. Be sure to grab your copy at the end of the post.
FREE Printable Alphabet Game for St. Patrick’s Day
I don’t know about you, but I can never have enough printable alphabet games for my preschoolers.
Here I am, scrolling through Pinterest saving every last alphabet activity I can find. Because, it seems, due to my years of teaching, I seem to have become a hoarder. Of printables, that is. (My kitchen counter tops still remain empty except for a wooden cutting board and a square fruit bowl that fits perfectly in the corner).
Good thing printables don’t take up a lot of physical space! Ha, ha!
But in all seriousness, I do have a growing library of printable alphabet games because you never know when one game is going to help that one preschooler make that “light bulb” connection. I like to search for new ideas but I love making them even more!
But the best thing of all is that this one printable has so many alphabet games you can play with it! So, you’re sure to find an alphabet game or activity that will help that one preschooler in just the right way.
Leprechaun Hat Alphabet Game for Preschoolers
You know I love a printable that can be used in multiple ways. This one is no different. With just one printable (thanks for saving trees and ink), you can play five different alphabet games. From basic letter matching to letter identification and even to beginning sounds work, let me show you all the activities!
Directions to make the leprechaun hat are in the printable. It’ll take just a minute. Cut out the alphabet cards.
Leprechaun Hat Alphabet Game – Letter Call
Set out the alphabet cards in order. Call out a letter and invite your preschooler to place the leprechaun hat on top of the letter. If your preschooler is overwhelmed by having all 26 letters out at once, then select a handful to focus on at once. After a letter has been called out and identified, it can be removed and set aside. Then replace that letter in the set with another.
Leprechaun Hat Alphabet Game – Matching Letters
This game will require two copies of the printable. Set out a few letters for your preschooler to identify. Then, place the leprechaun hat on one of those letters and invite your preschooler to find the matching letter from the second set.
Leprechaun Hat Alphabet Game – Name Spelling
Play the letter call game above but use only the letters in your preschooler’s name. First, offer the letters all mixed up, but call them out in order and have your preschooler place them in the correct order as she adds the hat to each letter.
Leprechaun Hat Alphabet Game – Hide and Guess
Set out a few letters in alphabetical order. Invite your preschooler to identify each one. Then, have your preschooler close his eyes as you cover one of the letters. Then, have your preschooler open his eyes and identify the hidden letter.
Leprechaun Hat Alphabet Game – Beginning Sounds
Play the letter call game but instead of saying letter names use letter sounds. Or, even take it one step further and call out a word and have your preschooler place the hat on the leprechaun with the corresponding letter sound.
Get Your FREE Leprechaun Hat Alphabet Game
This is a simple and fun alphabet printable for preschoolers. With the five ideas above, add this to your St. Patrick’s Day lesson plans. Now, grab your free printable by clicking the image below.
Then keep reading for more free printables and alphabet activities for preschoolers.
Looking for More Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers?
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Want More Letter Identification Activities?
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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.