Letter Recognition and Alphabet Activities for Kindergarten

Learning recognition and letter sounds are such an important skills for students to master. It's just about impossible to teach students to write or read if they haven't mastered those two skills. They need to know it and they need to know it well. As Kindergarten teachers, we spend a ton of time the first few weeks and months of school build this foundation. We work day in and day out to strength and solidify these important skills. 

Even though these may seems like an easy thing to teach, it doesn't come easy for some kiddos and they struggle to master the skills. As teachers, it's our job to provide lots of different opportunities for students to practice these beginning skills. This is where having a variety of resources that we can easily pull from comes in handy.  I am so excited about this latest resource. It includes SO many activities that you can easily prep and add to your bag of tricks. 

But let's back up for a second. Before we just jump in and start teaching letters, I think it's a good idea to determine what our students already know, don't you? This is how we show growth! I put together this little letter assessment freebie for you. It includes student uppercase and lowercase pages and a teacher recording page. 

There are two versions of the student page: a black /gray and white version and a color version. The lines are different colors to make it easier for students to track the print. I just slide the two student pages in back-to-back in a page protector and it makes a quick assessment a breeze!

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

You can download this freebie by clicking on the picture below.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

This alphabet bundle includes nine different resources to help your students practice and build their letter recognition skills. The activities are either super low prep or no prep at all. 


Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

 Students use mini erasers to form the uppercase and lowercase letters on the mat. They'll use a dry erase marker to trace the letter at the button. You could also use plastic linking cubes {or any small classroom manipulatives} with this activity if you're short on mini erasers.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

 This activity is similar to the one above, but students are having to form the uppercase and lowercase letters on their own. Again, you could use other types of manipulatives as well.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

This is the third activity in the packet. This is a great activity for a guided reading group as you introduce letters. 


Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

This activity, called Find and Cover, presents letters in a variety of fonts. This will help students begin to recognize letters in a variety of settings, such as environmental print. Students will need red, orange, yellow, green, and blue plastic cubes to complete this activity. And can we say hooray for easy prep?! Just print, slide in page protectors, and add some plastic cubes. DONE!

This packet includes six different types of Write the Room activities. Each activity has more than one version so you're not constantly re-explaining the directions. Here's a peak at some of the activities.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students will count the uppercase letters on the card. They will find the matching lowercase letter on their paper and record how many uppercase letters they counted. There are two recording sheets for this activity {A - M and N - Z}. Note: This activity only uses numbers 1 - 5.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Similar to the activity above, students will count the lowercase letters on the card. They will find the matching uppercase letter on their paper and record how many letters they counted. There are two recording sheets for this activity as well {A - M and N - Z}. Note: Numbers 1 - 10 are included in this activity.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students will identify the shape on the card and match it to the one of their paper. They will write the uppercase and lowercase pair on their paper. There are two color-coded version of this activity included.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

For this activity you'll want to put the letter cards near the picture cues on the paper. Students will find the matching objects in the classroom and record the letter pair. There are three color coded versions for this activity included.


Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

This is fun little activity for whole group activity. There are five different year-round themed sets of letter cards and corresponding "special" picture cards. You'll put the letter cards {uppercase or lowercase} in a pocket chart and hide the secret cards behind a few of the letters. Students will take turns guessing which letters the secret cards are hiding behind. 

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Lowercase letters are included in all five themes as well. 

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Also included are two optional prediction pages. Students can write down which letter or letters they think the cards are hiding behind. 

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

I also included a few sorting mats so you can use this as a sorting activity as well.

You could also pass out some of the uppercase and lowercase cards to students and have them find their matching partner.

This packet includes five different types of games. Each game has multiple versions, so students can play multiple times without having to re-explain directions. Here's a peak at three of the games.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students play with a partner. They will roll the cube, count the dots, and cover the corresponding lowercase letter on their game board. The first player to cover all of the letters is the winner. 

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

This game works great during guided reading or in an adult led small group. Students will select a card. If the student identifies the letter correctly they get to cover a picture on their game board. The first player to cover all of the pictures is the winner...just be careful not to pull an AlphaBAM card! Four different themes are included.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students play with a partner and try to be the first to cover four in a row with this activity. You could also use this as a fast finisher activity and have student work independently to cover the lowercase letter after they spin {I wouldn't cut the page apart if you're using it this way.}


Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students will match the uppercase and lowercase letters. This activity also works great in a pocket chart!

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

An optional recording sheet is included. 

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students can turn over the cards and play a memory matching game using the cards.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Another recording sheet option. Or have students trace the letters as they make a match.


Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. In this post you'll find loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students will need red, orange, yellow, green, and blue plastic cubes for this activity. Simply print and slide in a page protector. Students will identify the letters in the color code and cover the matching letters. 28 activity mats are included.


Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Another no prep activity...just print on color paper and slide in page protectors! Students roll the cube, count the dots, and use the code to cover an uppercase or lowercase letter.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

If you have mini erasers to match the beginning sounds, use them! 


Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Here's a fun twist on handwriting practice. A black and white version is included along with a color version.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students spin the spinner and write the uppercase or lowercase letter. They continue spinning and writing until the page is complete. 

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Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! For more alphabet activities, ideas, and freebies check out this post and this post.

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