Alphabet posters are not only an excellent way to start introducing your preschoolers to the letters of the alphabet, but they also provide some fantastic visuals for those pre-readers that are starting to work on more early literacy skills like letter sounds.
With bright, colorful pictures and bold letters, these letter posters are absolutely perfect for libraries, daycares, and classrooms (both at home and school)!
Printable Alphabet Posters
Alphabet posters are probably one of the most underrated items in a preschool classroom.
They’re printed out and then slapped up on the wall, more often than not because they’re required to be there, and then forgotten.
I’ve done it myself.
I’ve put them up at the beginning of a new school year with grand plans to refer to them as often as possible only to notice them again when the time comes to take them down.
While having them there obviously does allow for the children to see them and reference them if they’d like, it doesn’t do much in the way of actually teaching so that they retain the information.
Now, obviously, a strong foundation in early literacy skills is something that you want to stick with them, so finding simple ways to turn those alphabet posters from simple wall decor into effective teaching tools is vital.
Fortunately, prepping these colorful alphabet posters is easy and finding creative ways to incorporate them into your teaching is even easier!
Prepping the Alphabet Posters
Within the download file, you’ll find 26 full-page alphabet posters, one for each letter of the alphabet.
Each poster has a single letter of the alphabet in big, bold print and several pictures that allow children to see the letter sounds in action.
To prep, them for use in your own home or classroom, simply click on the “Get the Printable” button below to download and print them out.
Then, run them through your laminator for durability.
Ways to Use These Alphabet Posters
The beauty of these alphabet posters lies in just how versatile they really are!
There are so many fun ways to incorporate them into your day, but here are a few of our favorites…
Sing the alphabet song!
Music is a fantastic learning tool and what child doesn’t love to get up and move around while singing a song?
As you sing the ABC song with your kids, have them point to each of the letters as they sing them.
This not only helps them build a connection between each of the letters and their names, but it gets more of their senses engaged as well!
Build them with blocks!
Using some building blocks or even snap cubes, have your students build the letters that they see on each of the alphabet posters!
Some letters are easier than others, but this will give them the chance to become acquainted with the various straight and curved lines that make up the letters of the alphabet.
Draw them on a whiteboard!
Grab a small whiteboard and a dry erase marker and have your kids practice writing the letters that they see on the posters.
Kids typically love getting to draw and erase on whiteboards and this is a fantastic way to work on the pencil grasp and the fine motor skills that they’ll need for writing in the future!
Paint them with Q-Tips!
Moving away from the traditional paintbrush and painting with Q-Tips instead is not only a ton of fun but a fantastic way to work on strengthening those small motor muscles as well!
Have your kids find a Q-Tip letter that matches one of the letter posters and let them paint!
If they’re already comfortable with the uppercase letters of the alphabet, show them a letter and have them find the matching lowercase letter to paint.
Match the items!
While looking at the pictures on each of the letter posters, have your kids search their area for something to match.
Toys… Pictures in books… Anything goes!
This really helps them cement the idea that each letter has a sound that is then used in the name of the object.
Name the sounds!
Following that same line of thinking, if your kids have already started learning their letter sounds, practice them by calling out a letter sound or even the names of one of the objects on the poster and have them point to or call out the letter.
This gets their little minds and ears listening for those sounds in various different words.
Now, obviously, this list is just a small sampling of the things that you could do with these alphabet posters.
I mean, the possibilities really are endless!
Hopefully, though, it gives you a few new ideas for using them in your own home or classroom!