Is there anything better than quiet time activities? Nope. Not really. A great quiet time activity with an alphabet activities educational twist? Hmm – that is a little better!
Throw in a quiet coffee for Mama and you are living the dream …
You know we adore our quiet time activities around here. But did you also know that I am very (very, very, very) passionate about Early Literacy Development? As a kindergarten teacher I have seen time and again the importance of a strong foundation in alphabet and letter sounds knowledge.
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Now that you know exactly how to introduce letters and sounds to your children, let’s get playing with some alphabet activities! Oh actually – one more thing!
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Alright – if you are wanting to venture on independently, I am still here to help! Here are loads of alphabet activities that are perfect for independent play and quiet time:
I hope you and your little ones enjoy these quiet time activities as much as we do:
Mail Play! Matching Uppercase and Lowercase Letters – Let the little ones play mail carrier while exploring names and letters.
A Simple Letter Matching Game – A quiet and playful way for the kids to practice matching uppercase letters to their lowercase counterparts.
Lovely FREE Alphabet Playdough Mats – Print out these ABC Playdough Mats for free and get your little ones practicing their fine motor skills while learning their letters. Rearrange them however you’d like focusing on a few letters at a time or building names and sight words.
Reusable Alphabet Paper Chain from How Wee Learn for Hands On As We Grow – Make a paper chain reusable with one simple tip, and then let the kids explore the alphabet over and over again.
Sorting Magnetic Letters from Fun-A-Day – Children sort letters based on different variables, such as straight lines and curves. This could easily be done with other alphabet manipulatives, too.
Letter Formation with Quiet Blocks from Still Playing School – Use cork building blocks with the kids as they’re learning their letters.
Clay Letters from Sugar Aunts – Use letter stamps to make clay letters with the children. Be sure to save the letters so kids can match letters, make words, and further learn about the alphabet.
Recycled Alphabet Busy Box from And Next Comes L – Put together a quiet box full of letters with different fonts. Kids can use them to sort, alphabetize, make words, and more.
Alphabet Train from Stay at Home Educator – This quiet alphabet activity is perfect for little ones who love trains. The homemade cards could also be used for an alphabet dominoes game.
Alphabet Push Pin Practice from Play to Learn Preschool – Kids get to trace over letters using large push pins during this quiet time activity. They’d look great in the window, with light shining through the holes.
Rainbow Letter Lacing Bag from Preschool Inspirations – Kids can lace letter beads onto pipe cleaners. Printable word prompts can be used, or write out your own to explore letter learning.
Glow in the Dark ABC Matching Game from Where Imagination Grows – Add a different aspect to quiet letter learning with this glow in the dark idea.
Llama Llama Red Pajama Alphabet Activity from Mom Inspired Life – Inspired by a children’s book, kids make a paper quilt by matching uppercase and lowercase letters.
I-Spy Sensory Bag for Learning Letters from Hands On As We Grow – Put together a simple sensory bag with hidden letters. Kids use their fingers to manipulate the sensory material as they hunt for and record letters.
Peel and Stick Letter Matching Game from Discover Explore Learn – Kids love stickers, don’t they? Take that love of stickers and combine it with a letter matching activity.
Playful Letter Formation from Lemon Lime Adventures – What a fun way to explore the different shapes within letters! The kids can use pipe cleaners and straws to construct the letters of the alphabet.
Milk Cap Letters from Crayon Freckles – Recycle those leftover caps into a quiet time alphabet game. Think of all of the alphabet activities you could make with these letter caps!
Clothespin Letter Matching from I Can Teach My Child – Little fingers get a fine motor workout as the kids explore matching letters.
Easy Letter Rubbings Board from No Time for Flash Cards – Grab some crayons and let the children make rubbings of the letters of the alphabet. They can be uppercase, lowercase, simple words, or kids’ names.
Stuffed Felt Letters from Buggy and Buddy – Kids can use these quiet letters to practice alphabetical order, make words, match uppercase to lowercase, and more. So many fun alphabet activities with these!
Simple and Frugal Fine Motor Letter Matching Activity from School Time Snippets – What a way to upcycle an old box you have on-hand. Add a few more supplies and you have a great quiet time letter activity.
Loads of ideas, right? But promise you won’t get overwhelmed by it. All of these ideas are meant to simply ensure you can find ONE that is perfect for you and your little ones.
One simple, quiet time activity is all it takes to get started on establishing a blissful, restful, and peaceful quiet time.
And a quiet time activity that ALSO reinforces alphabet learning? FABULOUS.
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Thank you so much for reading friends. I hope you are having a wonderful week.