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
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!
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!
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 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.
Check out a fun and simple play dough alphabet tray for hands on learning with play dough!
Duplo and/or Unifix cubes letter building activity.
Grab some water balloons and get ready to get wet!
Hope you have fun with our back to school alphabet activities. Let us know what you try first!
Happy alphabet play this year!