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Letter of the Week – Letter A

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Letter A Activities For Preschool: alligators, apples, and airplanes!

Letter of the week activities and crafts are a fun way for preschoolers to learn the alphabet. Check out this post for letter A activities for preschool!

Our preschool “curriculum” was super simple and followed the “Letter of the Week” format. For the letter “A” we did activities that related to apples, alligators, and airplanes. At ages 3 and 5, we spent about 30 minutes to an hour each day doing these formal sit down activities and crafts. The girls spend a lot of time playing together. We also read books, walk the dogs, and spend time with our homeschool group.

Letter A Activities For Preschool

Sensory Play

First up was our ABC Find it.

Preschoolers doing alphabet and sensory work.

The girls love this activity. They dig for pictures in rice and match cut-up pictures with the pictures on the board. I also have cards with written out descriptions of the pictures on them. I call those out, and they have to match them up. This activity allows them to practice their listening skills as well as matching, taking turns, letter and word recognition.

Preschooler matching up words that start with the letter A.

They played with the rice once we had exhausted all of our options AKA I couldn’t think of any other matching possibilities.

Sisters and sensory play with rice.

Letter work

Find and dot the letter with a do-a-dot marker.

Little girl using do-a-dot markersLittle girl using do-a-dot markers.

Bear tracing her numbers. The alligator printables came from 1+1+1=1’s Animal ABCs. I adore all these printables and I highly recommend them 🙂

Little girl tracing numbers.

Harley working on her sight words.

Little girl working on sight words.

The weather was so nice out so we did some of the work outside, including letter tracing.

Preschooler tracing letters outside on a nice day. Homeschooler doing work outside on a nice day.


For the Letter A, we cooked with apples. Click here for the recipe!

Since Papa is a truck driver, they are obsessed with all forms of transportation so we are doing a transportation craft for each letter. A was for airplane. I love these printables from Learn, Create, Love and so do my girls. You simply print them out, the kids color or paint them, cut them out, and glue together. We glue ours onto paper so we can create a transportation book.

Young girl coloring with gray marker.

5 year old cutting paper with a scissors.

sisters crafting paper airplanes.

There you have it! Our Letter A homeschool work. I hope you found some resources to help you in your homeschool journey.

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Letter of the week preschool activities and crafts are a fun and hands-on way for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartens to learn and practice the alphabet. A is for apple and airplane! Check out this post for Letter A activities and Letter A crafts for your homeschool preschool.

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