Create fun and engaging learning activities with these free printable alphabet flashcards! There are so many great ways to use these cards!
Hello Crafty Friends! Today I have some fun free printable ABC flashcards to share with you! These colorful alphabet cards can be used in so many different ways. I originally created the cards for a sweet reader who wanted to use them with the children’s calendar she created using my DIY Children’s Calendar free printables.
There are three sets of cards available for download including uppercase letters, lowercase letters and cards with both uppercase and lowercase written on them. After creating them I used them with my own kids for all sorts of activities and am excited to share them with you today :)
Alphabet Card Activities
1. Letter a Day Calendar Cards
I designed the ABC cards to coordinate with my DIY Children’s Calendar. Use them to add a “Letter of the Day” to your calendar.
One of my favorite ways to use them is alongside my animal flashcards. I choose an animal that starts with the letter of the day and we talk about that animal or learn a bit more about it -sometimes by book or by watching a video on the animal.
These alphabet cards can also be used with my Busy Book Printables! The Busy Book printables include a space for the alphabet cards. Use with a small Velcro fastener to make the cards interactive.
2. Letter Scavenger Hunt
Our favorite activity for these alphabet cards is hands dow a scavenger hunt! I laid down 6 letter cards on the floor at a time and my daughter searched for objects around the playroom that matched each letter.
It was a fun activity to do together and soon she was finding more and more objects to add to each letter. We lucked out a bit with this activity since we have the Learning Resources A-Z food items with our play kitchen. For some of the tougher letters like V and X these really came in handy!
If you don’t have objects that start with those letters, kids can look for them in books or you can even hide a second flashcard with the letter around the room. You can also use letters from an alphabet wooden puzzle or these colorful bath letters to hide around any room or outside and have your child search for them. They will still be matching letters and having fun!
3. Uppercase – Lowercase Matching Game
Another way to use the cards is to print both the uppercase card set and the lowercase card set and have your child match them. Lay out just a few uppercase cards – we found 6 worked well for my daughter but choose what works best for your child so they aren’t overwhelmed. Hand them the 6 matching lowercase cards and ask them to arrange them or hand them one lowercase card at a time to match.
Once they get the hang of that mix things up and start by laying out the lowercase cards.
4. Baking Letter Cookies
Place letter cards on the floor or table and ask the child to scoop “cookie” letters from a baking tray onto the flashcards. You can use a cookie tray and spatula from your kitchen and toy letters such as magnets, foam letters, or the lowercase cards to act as cookies. I used the Learning Resource Cookie Letter set with our Baking Food Set and my daughter loved this activity!
Another cute idea would be using real alphabet cookies (like the Sesame Street ones) for a fun snack time treat :)
5. Memory Game
These cards can also be used in a game of memory. Print two sets of cards – we like to do one set uppercase and one set lowercase. Lay out the first five cards from each set, A-E, so there are ten cards face down mixed up. The child flips over one card and then must find its match by flipping over a second card. If they find the match, they keep the set of cards. If they don’t find a match, they must flip them back over and the next player goes.
I hope you enjoy using these cute ABC cards! Grab them for free by filling out the purple form below. They are also available in the Early Learning Card Set available in my Etsy shop. This set includes not just the alphabet cards but also number, shape and color cards, plus an activity guide for using the cards!
Get the Free Alphabet Cards!
Fill out the purple form below with your first name and email address! The free file will be sent straight to your inbox! If you have already filled out the form below, don’t worry – you won’t be added to my list twice! This freebie is for personal use only. I hope you enjoy crafting something special. Please let me know if you have any questions :)