Summertime is the last chance for preschoolers to practice important skills before starting kindergarten. These Summer ABC Find and Color printables are a fun way for early learners to practice letter recognition and fine motor skills. Use them for a preschool summer program or for review for your kindergartener!
This free printable is a must-have summer alphabet worksheet. Don’t forget to download your copy at the end of the post!
ABC Find and Color Printables for Summer
Do you teach preschool during the summer months?
I don’t, but I do keep up on preschool activities during the summer for my own son, and other summer bridge work for my older school-aged children.
I’m not super mom. Not at all.
It’s more a matter of necessity at our house. We get a little stir-crazy being in each other’s faces for three months, so adding some “schoolwork” to our routines has been a life saver.
But what really did it for me was when last year, during COVID when every school in the nation shut down, I started homeschooling my youngest three kids. (My older two children did fine with online learning).
Since we were already in the habit of having a morning homeschool routine, we just naturally extended it over the summer months. I hope to do the same this year. You cannot believe how much a preschooler or kindergartener will continue to gain during the summer months with just half an hour of structured learning every day. It’s easy to fit short lessons in between summer day camps and playdates.
Here are some of our other favorite summer printables for preschoolers
Summer Alphabet Worksheets
These ABC find and circle worksheets are a great learning activity to add to your preschool literacy or writing center this summer.
This summer learning printable activity is the perfect way for preschoolers and kindergarteners to review letter recognition of both upper and lowercase letters…and all with a fun theme fitting for summer!
This free download is just one set of alphabet find and circle worksheets. You can get the entire bundle–which includes 16 themes!–here:
- free printable Summer ABC Find and Circle worksheets
- crayons, colored pencils, or dot markers
Print the worksheets on regular printer paper. There’s a page for each letter of the alphabet, and preschoolers will have fun learning to recognize the letters this summer.
Set these worksheets out on a table or make them available in your writing or literacy center with a variety of writing utensils. Having a fun selection of writing tools will help keep your center fresh and interesting for preschoolers.
How to Use these Alphabet Worksheets
Each one of these summer alphabet printables has a focus letter and covers both uppercase and lowercase letters. Preschoolers will choose a page, find the focus letters on the worksheet, and circle all the uppercase and lowercase letters. There are five uppercase and five lowercase letters to find on each worksheet.
Then encourage your students to color the pictures on the worksheet if desired!
Another option for using these educational worksheets is to have the children use a dot marker or bingo dauber to mark the letters they’ve found. This would be a really fun way to change things up, and would also be a good option for preschoolers who struggle with fine motor skills.
Help for Struggling Learners
If you have a child who’s struggling to find all the letters, a good way to help them is to explain how to find them. The best way to find all the letters is to search the rows top to bottom and left to right. This inadvertently also teaches preschoolers about left to right progression in reading. And it will even teach them about the under sweep, which is when we drop from the end of one line to the next. You can read more about early childhood literacy skills here:
Another teaching strategy is to have preschoolers focus on finding uppercase letters first and then go through the rows again to search for the lowercase letters. This will also provide more exposure to the focus letters, which is a good thing for your kindergarten-bound preschooler!
More Ideas for How to Use Summer Alphabet Worksheets
Here are some interesting ways to use these worksheets in your preschool or kindergarten classroom.
- When the students have completed all the worksheets, you can make them into a book! Simply staple the pages together with a construction paper cover designed by the student. This is a great way to review upper and lowercase letters and culminate the summer educational activities before preschoolers go off to kindergarten.
- Use these as morning work activities or as a transition activity from recess of lunch. Be creative!
- Do you do an alphabet boot camp during the summer? Use these worksheets along with your other alphabet activities. Just choose the worksheet that is the focus letter for the day, and do it together as a class. Then offer the same worksheet to your preschooler for independent practice.
How else would you use these worksheets? Summer review? Summer school? Early finisher activities? The extra alphabet practice will only benefit your preschooler or kindergartener. Plus, these are an easy supplement to common core, too!
Get An Entire Year of Alphabet Worksheets!
Don’t forget these worksheets for summer are only one set of ABC Find and Circle worksheets. You can grab all 16 themes by clicking the image below!
Get Your Free Summer Alphabet Worksheets Here!
If you like free worksheet printables and you’re looking for something for the summertime, then go on and grab your free summer-themed roll and cover worksheets below. And don’t forget you can get all 16 themes in a single bundle, too!
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.