More Simple Back to School Alphabet Activities for Kids

By | August 20, 2013
These back to school alphabet activities are perfect time fillers that are also budget friendly. We like very hands-on alphabet activities  as well as activities that serve several functions.  There's nothing really messy included in this list except for water. Set up time is generally quick, but some might take a little more than others like the water balloons. Click links above pictures for full set up or follow directions provided for simple back to school alphabet activities.

More Back To School Alphabet Activities for Kids

Back to school alphabet activities for kids preschool letter recognition  

Simple hands on play ideas for letter recognition!

make learning fun and simple with our back to school alphabet activities. Many of these make great quiet time activities too. Notice there are lots of ways to practice fine motor skills at the same time. Make sure to check out our first collection of back to school alphabet activities for more ideas! Alphabet Activities for Back To School Toddler and Preschool Letter Activities

You don't need a lot of supplies to get started with alphabet activities, just a little creativity!

Alphabet Puzzle Piece Search Rice Sensory Bin

This is a simple alphabet activity to put out that combines puzzle skills and sensory bin play. I included a pair of tongs for fine motor skills. Once the puzzle is done, toss in some cups and spoons for rice play! rainbow rice letter puzzle

Paper Plate & Clothes Pin Letter Match

I used a large paper plate and a medium size for this one. Here are two examples. The first I simply took a marker and wrote the letters around it and the second I used my cool rainbow stickers (needed the bigger plate for the size). Then I took my clothes pins and wrote the letters on those too. I put them in a bowl next to the plate and there you go! More great fine motor letter activities!

paper plate letter play

Paper Towel Tube Letter & Sticker Match

Take a paper towel role out of recycling and write the alphabet around it. I like to stock up on dollar store stickers so that I have plenty on hand. I wrote the alphabet on those too and he matched them up. Twisting the role in his hand was very stimulating for finishing this alphabet activity! Check out more great fine motor letter activities.

alphabet stickers

Play Dough Letter Tray

Check out a fun and simple play dough alphabet tray for hands on learning with play dough!

alphabet playdough ideas

Duplo Letter Activity

Duplo and/or Unifix cubes letter building activity.


duplo letters

Water Balloon Letters & Shapes Play

Grab some water balloons and get ready to get wet!

water balloon tri pic

Hope you have fun with our back to school alphabet activities. Let us know what you try first! 

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16 thoughts on “More Simple Back to School Alphabet Activities for Kids

  1. Emma

    These are great! I’m working on getting my 4-year-old more familiar with the alphabet in the year before she goes to kindergarten so these will definitely help Thanks!

  2. Renae

    These are some really cute ideas! I’m pinning so I don’t forget. Thanks for taking the time to share.

  3. Kristen B

    These are awesome ideas. I especially love the sensory ones. Thanks for linking up at Artsy Play Wednesday. Pinned to our group board.

  4. Crystal @ Crystal's Tiny Treasures

    These are all great activites for learning the alphabet, I look foraward to seeing your next post. Thank you for linking up with Mom’s Library, I’ll be featuring you this week at Crystal’s Tiny Treasures. Have a great weekend!

    1. littlebins Post author

      Ooooh! I am looking forward to it! Thanks so much.

  5. Beth Pilat

    What great ideas! I think my grandson would love the water balloon match with letters in chalk on the driveway!

    1. littlebins Post author

      Awesome! Hope he likes it! I am writing up another one with numbers!

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  8. Beth

    What fun playful alphabet activities! I am pinning and sharing with my readers on Facebook & Twitter =)

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Hope to see you linked up again later today,

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