Learn all about letters with this Alphabet Formation Pack!
This pack can be used to support preschoolers in learning letter formation, letter recognition, lowercase/uppercase letter association, beginning phonemes and more!
Learning to form letters using manipulatives and tracing helps preschoolers develop the arm and hand strength and dexterity needed for writing.
These Alphabet Formation Mats can be used in a variety of ways to help prepare children for writing! See just a few creative uses for these mats below.
This 28 page .pdf file includes 26 full-size letter pages along with assembly directions and directions for use.
1. Print Mats
2. For use with manipulatives or dry erase markers, lamination is recommended for durability. Or use with dry erase pockets!
**Teacher Tip: Consider printing a full size set as well as scaling down print to 4:1 to create tracing cards to go along with writing trays and other activities.
Directions for Use
Fun Ways to Use this Pack....
Pom Pom Letter Formation
Tracing Letters with manipulative's is a great way to practice letter formation. For this activity I combined my Alphabet Letter Tracing Mats with pom pom's. Pom pom's a great low cost manipulative and can also be used as math counters, or patterning. Combine math and literacy! You can count how many pom pom's were used to form each letter, and make patterns! You can also use these mats to practice forming letters with other manipulatives, stickers, or collage items.
I love writing trays! They are a great pre-writing activity for kids who are learning to write. Children can focus on letter formation, and build strong fingers before having to worry about how to properly grip a pencil or crayon. They are most commonly made with salt or sand. Simply add a small amount of salt or sand to a tray or cookie sheet, and let the fun commence!
For this activity I changed the scale settings on my printer to print the Letter Formation Mats 4:1! It's such an easy way to make smaller task cards!
Pipe Cleaner Letter Formation
Pipe cleaners are another low cost item you can use to practice letter formation! For this tactile activity kids can use the letter formation cards as a guide to create their letters. Depending on their skill level, you can provide them with pipe cleaners. and scissors or a variety of pipe cleaner pieces already cut to different sizes.
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