Welcome to my new version of the Letter A preschool printables! I’m updating a few letters and had some fun ideas for Apples so here they are!

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

For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books:
ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses

Apple Large 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.

Capital A/Lowercase a matching game: This is a great way to match up lowercase and uppercase letters. Simply cut the apples from pg2 and place them on top of the same or opposite letter case on the tree.

Apple Counting: This comes with a number sheet to go with it. I put velcro on the blank squares next to the apples and on the backs of the number cards. Then have your child match the number card to the apples based on how many seeds are on each apple. If you want you can cut each card out and make it into a booklet like the butterfly sample below:

Apple Color Puzzles: Cut out each apple then cut it in half in various ways to create color matching puzzles. Name each color as you put them together.

Apple Letter Matching: This is a fun letter matching activity, that practices both upper and lowercase letters recognition! If you’re looking for more challenge, use the uppercase card with the lowercase letter disks or visa versa! (The download includes upper and lowercase letter disks and activity cards) Click here to see how to make the letter disks.

***Note: To get ALL of the games in my Letter of the Week curriculum, please check out the curriculum in my store!***

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

Letter Aa Tracing Card: I made this 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

Letter A Poke Page: 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!

Letter A 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 A Scissor Skills Practice: Simple print and let your child try cutting along the lines!

Letter A 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

Letter A Pattern Activity: Cut out the game pieces on the bottom and use them to complete the pattern on the card above.

Letter A Puzzle: Cut along the lines to create a fun 6 piece puzzle for your preschooler

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

Letter A Shapes Matching Puzzle: Simply cut these little apple cards in half for fun shape matching puzzles. Make sure to discuss each shape as you go!

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

Letter A Cut-n-Paste: Let your child cut out the tree and apples and glue them onto a sheet of construction paper. This practices scissor skills as well as pasting, plus it’s just fun!

Letter A Pre-Writing Practice: I laminated these then cut them out along the lines, hole punched the corner and used an o-ring to bind them together like a little booklet like the Butterfly Sample below. Use dry-erase markers to practice writing numbers.

Apple 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.

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, sorry I’m lazy and didn’t take an A photo!)

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:

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 “apple” 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 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 and watch Alvin and the Chipmunks! (Or any other fun movie you can think of that start with the letter “A”!)

Note: To get all of the games in my Letter of the Week curriculum, please check out the full curriculum in my store!

1. Hello, I am very new to homeschooling. I just made the decision to homeschool my 2 1/2 year old about a week ago. She already counts to 20 and can recognize the numbers 1 – 10. She knows her ABC’s and can recognize every letter. She also knows her colors and shapes. She is starting to trace the alphabet and sound out the letters. She has a whole book memorized when I read to her. Should I still begin with preschool curriculum or should I mix part of that with kinder?
If I download the Letter of the week curriculum does that provide everything? Or are there still things I will need to download separately?
I apologize. I became very overwhelmed after making the decision to do this. There is so much out there! After coming across your website though I feel a sense of relief! Your website is amazing!

Thank you for all you do and provide to others!

April Silvas
2. I love these printables but when I go to the download page it looks spammy and there are a ton of different download buttons. Help!

Shelly
1. Hi Shelly, If you email me i can send you pics of where to click. But you click the small download button on the first screen, then the one that says “free download” on the second screen i sent. 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…

erica
3. I second Shelly’s comment. I would love to download these activities but the site the links are directed to is full of spam and viruses. Not cool…

Andrea
4. Hello,
I Love all the beautiful things the you create & do, I can’t seem to download the Letter A Dot-to-Dot printable.
Thanks Lisa.

Lisa
1. I’ll email you a few screen prints to show you where to click for future. So you click the small download button on the first screen, then the one that says “free download” on the second screen i sent. 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…

http://tinyurl.com/LOTWCurriculum

erica
5. I am trying to do the free download, i bought this last year and unforunately computer crashed this summer. Computer store saved everything it looks like and the A was working just fine but I was having trouble getting my printer linked back. I upgraded to Windows 10 and thought maybe printer issues would resolve & now i cant open my letter files 🙁 Can you send me way to download without worrying over spam and which one is right! thanks!!!

Leslie Bumgarner
1. Hi Leslie, if you send me an email, I can send you screen shots of where to click to download so you don’t get any thing goofy installed from 4shared.

erica
6. Hi, I love your apple shape puzzle, but my computer won’t download the PDF using the 4shared website. Is there anyway you could e-mail it to me? Thank you so much!

Cara
1. Hi Cara, if you email me I will send you instructions on how to download from 4shared. It can be a hassle now that they’ve changed their site. It used to be easier! Sorry!!

erica

I can’t seem to download anything. When I chose landscape it cuts off half the page and if I choose portrait it prints only on 1/3 of the page. Several of the pages want to print 2 activities on one. I don’t know how to fix this. has anyone else had this problem??

I’ve never used 4share before which is how it wants me to download your worksheets and activities.

michelle
1. I’m having the same issue. And I can’t figure out how to save the pages I want to a flash drive so I can preplan and then print what I want as I need it… Did you figure it out?

1. Hi Tina,
If you email me I can tell you how to download the files, 4shared makes it difficult due to all of the advertising. But that’s what you get on a free site. Once saved to your computer you should be able to save them to a flashdrive or upload them to a print shop.

erica
2. Hi Michelle,
Are you saving the files to your computer before trying to print, or are you trying to print straight from your browser? Sometimes it helps if you download first. The PDF should tell your computer which way to print, but you may have to go into your settings and select “fit to page” and then landscape or portrait depending on the download.

erica
8. Hi – love your lesson plans – I will have 2 little 2 1/2 year old girls this fall and 1 in particular wants to go to school so bad!!! Anyway, I will be using some of your printables and am trying to figure out how to save your printables to my flash drive so I can print them as needed. Any ideas? The links are taking me to a website but there is no way to “save” the ones I want…

9. I have a little one who struggles with fine motor. He loved the letter Aa tracing sheet on this post. The one with the dashed lines in the middle of the letters. Do you have more to the set? I would love to print the whole alphabet for him. He used it with playdough, but also mini cars. It was a hit. If you have them, could you forward a link or file to me?

Erin Zinke
10. I love all of these!!! I can’t find the letter hunt worksheet for C?