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Alphabet Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten Children

Updated on August 31, 2013
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Learning the alphabet through a wide variety of alphabet activities can be fun for teachers, parents and children. Everyone can be involved in studying one letter at a time and discovering all the neat things that start with each letter of the alphabet.

A New Book!

Alphamania: An Alphabet Resource for Teachers and Parents is an electronic book (ebook) that allows teachers and parents of two to six-year-old children to explore the world around them in a fun and exciting way by using the alphabet. Children need experiences that involve all the senses. Art, health, safety, science, geography, social studies, history, language arts, mathematics, music and literature are integrated throughout the activities in this book. Directions for projects are easy to read and follow and the materials are basic and inexpensive.

More About Alphamania

Each chapter in Alphamania: An Alphabet Resource for Teachers and Parents is devoted to a letter of the alphabet. Each chapter has seven sections: Crafty Creations, Activities, Tiny Tastes, Special Guests and/or Road Trips, What to Watch, What to Read, Letter Stretchers, Where on Earth is . . .? and Musical Notes.

* Crafty Creations are arts and crafts projects that are simple and inexpensive to make.

* Activities include games and other things to do, both inside and out.

* Tiny Tastes are foods that start with each letter. Some recipes are included.

* Special Guests and/or Road Trips are people and places. Guest speakers and field trips are great ways for children to learn.

* What to Watch are age-appropriate movies, cartoons and TV shows.

* What to Read lists several fun children's books for each letter of the alphabet.

* Letter Stretchers are additional words that start with the letter of the alphabet that could prompt further study, including months of the year, planets and a famous person.

* Where on Earth is . . .? provides a great lesson in geography.

* Musical Notes are lists of songs to sing.

The wide variety of things to do with each letter allows for excitement to continue throughout the alphabet for teachers, parents and students.


About the Author

Cindy A. Johnson has lived in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee since 2006. She loves to read and write, work in her flower and vegetable gardens, feed and watch the birds in the yard, sit on the front porch looking at the mountains and go camping with her husband and teenage son. She also enjoys watching wildlife and playing with her four cats and Australian Shepherd.

Cindy has been writing for more than twenty years. She has had numerous articles published in print magazines and online. Alphamania: An Alphabet Resource for Teachers and Parent is her first book and was inspired by many years of teaching elementary school in Mobile, Alabama.

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  • Esmeowl12 profile imageAUTHOR

    Cindy A Johnson 

    5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    Hmmmm. Maybe I misstyped the link. http://smashwords.com/books/view/122048

    or you could go to Smashwords.com and type in the title of the book

    I appreciate your letting me know.

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    Tirralan Watkins 

    5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

    Esmeowl12, FYI, I clicked the link and it said page could not be found.

  • Esmeowl12 profile imageAUTHOR

    Cindy A Johnson 

    5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    Careermommy, the ebook is free right now (limited time only) at http://smashwords.com/books/view/122048. Check it out!

  • Careermommy profile image

    Tirralan Watkins 

    5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

    That book sounds like a great resource for kids. I will have to definitely check it out for my 2 1/2 and 4 year old. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Esmeowl12 profile imageAUTHOR

    Cindy A Johnson 

    5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    Thanks, VirginiaLynne! I appreciate your kind words.

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    Virginia Kearney 

    5 years ago from United States

    As a former kindergarten teacher I enjoyed looking at your sample copy. I remember doing many of these projects with my classes. This is an excellent resource. Teacher written materials are always helpful. Nice work!

  • Esmeowl12 profile imageAUTHOR

    Cindy A Johnson 

    5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    Thanks Nell Rose. I hope you like it!

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    Nell Rose 

    5 years ago from England

    This looks amazing! I am going over to take a look, my friend has a small daughter so this is just her kind of thing, wonderful!

  • Esmeowl12 profile imageAUTHOR

    Cindy A Johnson 

    6 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    Thanks so much, Donna & Teaches12345. There are lots of fun activities that everyone can enjoy!

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    Dianna Mendez 

    6 years ago

    A very good resource book for teachers and parents interested in helping children learn the alphabet. I think it demonstrates the way children learn best through play related activities. And it certainly covers different learning styles which is also important to remember when teaching a group of children. Great hub and voted up!

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    Donna Cosmato 

    6 years ago from USA

    This is an excellent review of what looks to be a must-have resource for educators! I'm especially interested in finding out more about the Tiny Tastes as my students love edible crafts! Thank you for including a link to download a free sample - how thoughtful! Voted up.

  • Esmeowl12 profile imageAUTHOR

    Cindy A Johnson 

    6 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    Thanks so much, Dancilla!

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    Priscilla 

    6 years ago from El Paso

    This is very good.

  • Esmeowl12 profile imageAUTHOR

    Cindy A Johnson 

    6 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    Thanks, Sturgeonl!

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    Sturgeonl 

    6 years ago

    A topic after my own heart. Looks like there are many learning styles addressed in this resource. Thanks for sharing.

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