10+ Anytime Alphabet Centres


Hi friends!

Today I wanted to share some of my favourite alphabet centres with you!
I'm hoping that it can become a reference for your weekly centre planning :)

1. ALPHABET PLAY DOUGH MATS



Do your kids love play dough as much as mine do? I'm always looking for new play dough mats to add to the mix. I made these this summer and the letters are big enough to use with play dough or other loose parts like buttons or pom poms! Play dough is great for developing finger muscles which will help our kiddos with their writing as well!

You can find these mats in my TPT store by clicking on the image below:


2. ALPHABET TRACING BOOKS



Although I don't like having too many worksheet-type activities, I like having some dry erase activities to help kids who are just learning to print their letters. These printables are super simple and great for beginning writers! It gradually gets harder from top to bottom.

Click on the image below to see these printables in my TPT store.


3. ALPHABET CONSTRUCTION



My old school used to have these and my kids loved them there. Scholar's Choice was having a sale so I finally snagged them for our class! The kids love how tactile these are and the cards are super helpful for the kids who need the support.

You can find this "Letter Construction" set on Amazon or the Scholar's Choice website. Here are the links if you are interested in checking them out!

Amazon.ca
Scholar's Choice

4. ALPHABET PUZZLE



I'm usually not keen on printable puzzles (I like the real thing for puzzles) but the kids surprisingly ate this one up! The picture makes it self-correcting and it was a great opportunity for the SK's to be leaders and help their JK friends match and learn the letters :)

You can find this puzzle by clicking on the image below:


5. ALPHABET Q-TIP PAINTING



I shared this activity last year but I'm going to share it again because it's always a hit! The kids use paint and q-tips to trace the letters! This is another one that is great for developing fine motor skills.

You can grab these sheets for free by clicking on the image below!


6. ALPHABET PATTERN BLOCKS



I have SO many pattern blocks.. so I was super pumped when I found these alphabet pattern block mats! Best of all they are FREE!

They are by Confessions of a Homeschooler and you can download them HERE.

7. ALPHABET TWEEZE & MAKE



I found these letters at Dollarama. I set them out with some centimetre cubes and tweezers and had the kids make the letters!

8. ALPHABET ROLL & WRITE



I put some magnetic letters into these insertable dice and had the kids roll and write the letter they got. Super easy, especially if you already have insertable dice and magnetic letters!

9. ALPHABET READ & SORT



I wrote letters on these white beans, wrote letters on the muffin liners and then had the kids sort the beans into the matching muffin liners. Cheap and the small beans make it great fine motor practice for those little hands!

10. ALPHABET FIND & WRITE



For this one, I put some letter beads in a bottle with black beans and had the kids find the letter beads and write the letters they found on a whiteboard.

11. ALPHABET PICK & WRITE {ON CHALKBOARD}



I love these chalkboard from Handwriting Without Tears! I have the kids pick a tactile letter tile, trace the letter with their finger and then write the letter on the chalkboard. These chalkboards are great because they are double sided so they can flip it over and do another letter while that side dries!

12. ALPHABET MONSTER MUNCH


This centre has been a hit every year! I got some tennis balls from the dollar store and then cut a slit in the middle with an exacto knife. Then I hot glued some googly eyes to make them "Tennis Ball Monsters". 

The kids squeeze the side of the mouth, say the name of the letter and feed the monster.

13. FIND ALL THE LETTERS!


Bingo dabbers are always a hit so I made this centre to incorporate them! Here, students pick a letter out of the bin, say the letter, find it on their sheet and dab the letter. Then they put that letter back and find another until all the letters are dabbed.

If this is too easy, I also set out the same activity but with pictures in the circles so that they pick a letter, identify the beginning sound and dab the letter that makes that sound.

You can download both sheets for free by clicking on the image below:


That's it for now! I hope to add to this post when I can :)

I hope you are able to use some of these ideas!

What is your favourite alphabet centre?
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1 comment

  1. Tennis ball monsters!! Love them! You are so creative! Such an inspiration!!! My personal kids wanted to keep them and fed them Lego. Can't wait! Now I have to go find them...

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