Welcome to the Letter A where we’ll be having fun with Ants!


Letter A Memory Verse:

All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7

Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter A on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.


Song time:
Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1
Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2

Ant Number Matchup!This game is for counting practice. Cut out each ant card, then cut them in half separating the body part with the number from the part with the dots. Have your child match up the cards by matching the number of dots to the card with the appropriate number on it.



Ant Shape Puzzles: Simply cut these little ants in half for fun shape matching puzzles. Make sure to discuss each shape as you go!

Aa Do-A-Dot Page:We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!


Ant Letter match: This is not only a color puzzle game, but also a capital/lowercase letter matching game, simply print out and cut the ants in half for a matching game.


Letter A Lacing Card: You can download my alphabet lacing cards here


Roll An Anthill! Roll the die and place the piece of the puzzle indicated by the number rolled. Its a fun way to practice number recognition skills! I like these fun Giant Soft Dice.



Ant Hill Counting: Here is our Anthill counting game, the goal being to put the correct amount of ants on the hill based on what the card says.


Ant Coloring Page: We color this, paint it, or use markers. I found some that fit my 3 year old well, they’re called Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers, we also use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!



Letter Poking Page: I found this fun idea on Activity Mom. Instead of tracing, we are going to use a toothpick, or we have these cute Oversized Push Pins, to poke holes through the paper in the shape of the letter. Print on regular paper for easier poking, and do this one on carpet 🙂 Another idea would be to hole punch along the lines of the letter as well. Both work on motor skills!
apoke copy


Aa Tracing Card:This is new, I made it for kiddos who aren’t quite ready for my pre-writing or writing practice books. Its large and easier to trace. You could use markers, or laminate and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers


Ant Size Sort:Put these in order small to big or big to small then discuss which is largest, smallest and medium.


Letter A Scavenger Hunt: Fill the box with things that start with A! Some ideas: apple, acorn, avocado, ant.



Ant Puzzle: Cut along the guides for a fun 6 piece beginner’s puzzle!


Ant Magnet Page: I use this with a cookie sheet and these pom-pom magnets I made from pom-poms and self-sticky magnets from the craft isle in Wal-mart. I also use these magnets from Amazon: Power Magnets, 0.75 inch Diameter, Assorted Colors

Ant Lacing Card: I make sure to laminate this one for durability, then punch with a hole punch every inch or so for lacing practice. Teach them patterns to do with this as well, like up from the bottom each time, or in-out-in-out sewing. Whatever pattern you can think of.


Capital/Lowercase Aa sorting:A simple letter identification game, just sort out the attached uppercase and lowercase letters.


Ant Graphing: I laminate this and then have them either color in the dots with Expo Dry Erase Markers, or put bingo markers or little valentine heart candies on it.



Ant Floor Numbers: I made these large floor numbers so that we can play a hopscotch type game. I call out a number and she jumps to it! You could also have them put the cards in numerical order. The number cards go from 1-10.



Ant Cutting Practice: Simple print and let your child try cutting along the lines!


11 x 11 Pin Geoboard: We use these to make letters, numbers, shapes etc!


Foam Letter Builders: I cut the shapes from foam and let her use them to make the letters. You could also use my Magnetic Letter Builders as well!

Finger Tracing Paint Bag: This is simple and fun, I filled a bag with tempura paint, you could also use cheap shaving cream. Then I’ll tape it to her desk for her to practice writing her letter on using her finger. You could also skip the bag and put shaving cream on your counter if you’re feeling brave ;o) After we do the letters we do numbers, shapes, and whatever else we can think of! (Pretend like the G on the bag below is an A)


Letter Collage Worksheets: The download includes letters A-Z as well as a collage idea sheet. We use the collage items as objects to decorate our letters for an alphabet book. We also color, paint, and stamp them. Since we use both upper and lowercase, I have provided both for you! Click here to download the Letter Collages:





Apple math file folder game downloaded from File Folder Fun.


Color Cubes: I use our Large Alphabet Lacing Cards to serve as templates for our 1″ building blocks. We pick 2 colors of blocks and do a pattern as we form the letters! We also use them for lacing practice, but this was a variation since I’ve been making the shaped lacing cards too! Click here for more fun with Creative Color Cube Activity Cards



Letter Bead Lacing: I’ll put an index card in this box with the word “ant” so she knows the order of the letters. I got my lacing beads from Lakeshore Learning but these look more fun to me: Bead Bazaar Lacing Kits – Alphabet Lacing Kit

Play Balloon Volleyball: “Balloon volleyball” is basically a toddler-friendly version of regular volleyball. Kids take turns batting a balloon up in the air, with the goal of trying to keep it off the ground as it floats downward. You can shout out words that start with the letter “A” each time you hit the balloon!

Letter Identification: Pick out the letter “A” and “a” from the others using Magnetic Alphabet Letters and whiteboard:

Letter Hunt: I created some Letter Hunt worksheets that you can download.


Kumon ABCs Uppercase Write & Wipe Flash Cards, they also have lowercase a-z cards and 1-30 Numbers.

Apple Prints: Cut an apple in half and make prints with paint!

Family Fun Night: Have some Apples, Ants on a log, or Apricot pork chops with apple pie!


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  1. Hi Erica,
    I, too, find your site amazing! It’s full of fun, educational ideas for any preschooler. Thank you for sharing with all.But, I am having the same problems trying to download Ant Number Matchup and Ant Shape Puzzles. Help please.

  2. Hi Erica,
    Love you so much for sharing your super work.
    I love your work for your babies and our babies. There are some downloads inavailables in Ant topic: Antnumber matchcup, shape puzzles, letter match, rolla a anthill, ant hill counting, coloring page. I love to download them. Please help.

    Le Dao
  3. Dear Erica,
    I purchased both your Pre-K and K programs! My children and I love them! I would also love to download your A is for Ant items. Many of them are unavailable. Will you make them available from your site again? My son’s love ants. We just purchased a wonderful Ant 100’s counting board from Learning Resources. The A is for Ant items would compliment this beautifully! Please help!

  4. I think I am 4share illiterate….I cannot seem to find the download only ads and other things that I don’t want to download. is there anyway I can get emailed the ant theme? Or google docs? thank you so much!

    1. Hi Connie, If you send me an email I can send you some screen shots, but basically you need to click the small download button on the first screen, then the one that says “free download” on the second screen. Then you have to wait for the download clock. After that you’ll get a link to download now. I’m so sorry they make it so hard! It didn’t used to be like that, but unfortunately they’ve sold out to advertising…

      If you don’t want to deal with downloading them all one at a time, you can download the whole thing from my store:

  5. Hi Erica!
    I have to add to everyone’s comments on your amazing website! You’ve gone to a ton it work and I so appreciate your free printables. I would love to print the “Ant Letter Match” and use it for my three-year old’s letter of the week series this year. However, when I click on the link it takes to me a different printable. I’m wondering if you can switch the link or send me a PDF of the Ant Letter Match? Thanks so much.

    Katelan Naylor

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