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ABC Bracelets: A Letter Recognition Activity

Learning the alphabet is FUN when you have ABC bracelets! Preschoolers love being able to admire their “letter of the day” just by glancing at their wrist, and they can enjoy the attention they get as friends and family ask, “What letter do you have today?” And tomorrow they get a brand-new bracelet with a brand-new letter to admire!

Our free download includes over 50 bracelets along with ideas for creative play. Just choose a letter, prepare the bracelet, and let the learning begin!

ABC Bracelets download graphic

Instructions for the ABC Bracelets

  1. Download and print a set of ABC Bracelets. The PDF includes both full-color and black-and-white bracelets.
  2. Cut out the strip for your “letter of the day.” Laminate if desired.
  3. Create the bracelet by fastening the ends together with double-sided tape or Velcro dots.
Children with ABC bracelets on

Playing with Your ABC Bracelets

If you’re using the black-and-white version of the bracelets, you can add to the fun by allowing your child to color each bracelet.

Preschooler coloring ABC bracelet

Letter bracelets make great fashion accessories, too! Some kids like to wear more than one ABC bracelet.

Child displaying ABC bracelets

Throughout the day, be sure to ask your preschooler, “What letter do you have on your wrist today?” You can also use the three illustrated objects on the bracelet to help your child begin learning the sounds that each letter makes.

Preschooler wearing ABC bracelet

Do you think your child will enjoy these letter bracelets? Share in the comments below.

If your preschooler liked this activity, why don’t you try our other letter recognition activities, too?

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Meagan

says:

I love this idea! (Much better than writing it on their hand) 😜

Wow! it is really great concept for kids. I am very glad to find this kind of blog. It will definitely helps me for my daughter’s entertainment. She love it very much. Thanks for your nice sharing.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You are welcome, Michael. I hope your daughter has a lot of fun with these ABC bracelets!

Kristen

says:

This is really cute. I love the idea of a bracelet even better than the hats that I have seen (and used) for my son. So much easier for them to keep on during the day.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Kristen,
Plus, the child can see the bracelet and be reminded of the letter multiple times a day. With hats, they can only see it if they take it off.

SARAH

says:

Thank you very much for the beautiful ABC bracelets. I appreciate and deeply impressed by your passion and devotion to making learning so interesting. You have certainly help others who shared your passion. God bless you.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Awww, thank you, Sarah!

Valerie Warshaw

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Thank you very much for providing this wonderful learning resource. I really appreciate it. It helped me when I was in a hurry to find a fun thing to do with my EFL learner. I’ll be happy to follow this web site and support it as best I can.

Merry

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome; enjoy!

Amanda Bowen

says:

Really like this idea for my resistant learner.

Sheila Ebert

says:

Thanks for sharing.
My after school literacy club will love these!!

Lydia Reece

says:

Thanks! My little guy will love these!

Mary

says:

This is a genius idea. We have been writing a letter on the hand for recognition but I like this less permanent idea!

Donna

says:

What a great tool for preschoolers!

Marshall Bullock

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Happened to come across these while searching ideas for my new preschool year. I really like them! I think I’ll let the kids make a paper chain out of the colored ones to take home for practice. Then the black and white, have them colored as we get to the letters throughout the year.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Marshall,
We’d love to see a photo of your paper chain!

Sherry Salter

says:

This is a good idea…might try it. Thanks for posting.

Clare Waldo

says:

Thank you! My PK3 class will love these. I teach in a parochial school that has very little money to invest in preschool curriculum. I have gathered ideas to create my own.

Rachel

says:

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jodi

says:

Great idea! I will use these with my 3 year old this year! Thanks for all the great ideas you continually share!

Lacey

says:

My little guy loved these.

S C

says:

Thank you for this idea! Going to try this one – I am finding it difficult to hold my preschooler’s attention when it comes to learning letters (even though she likes trying to write notes to people).

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

SC,
While many preschoolers enjoy playing with letters, and we fully support that, it is likely best to just let it go if your child resists it. Our Pre-reading level teaches letters, as well as the other 4 of the Big Five Skills, and it is designed for 4 or 5 year olds. It makes for a wonderful Kindergarten Language Arts, with a K level handwriting curriculum.

Play with letter recognition as much as your daughter is willing, and just continue to read aloud to her regularly. It’ll be great!

Amy R.

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I’m really looking forward to trying this with my class this fall. Thank you!

Jen

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I just wanted to send a note to let you know how much I appriciate all the articles that are written on this site! They are so helpful! Thank you!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Jen! It’s our pleasure.

Melissa

says:

These are so great! Thanks for the printable!!

Meiyi

says:

cool idea! thank you for sharing!

Diana

says:

Oh, if only I still had preschoolers!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Diana,
I know what you mean!

Kelley Walton

says:

Great idea! My daughter is tutoring a preschooler this summer and will definitely be using these!

Ashley Chassereau Parks

says:

What a unique idea!! I think my preschooler would love these!! Her learning style isn’t the same as her older sisters, so I am looking for fun and creative ways to teach her and keep her interest. :)

Margaret

says:

Great idea.

Tara Cherry

says:

These are wonderful! I will def use them

Amanda

says:

My daughter would really enjoy that.

Lydia R.

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I was excited about this, then I remembered that my 3 y.o. would completely destroy hospital admittance bracelet (and you know how hardy those are!) I bet his preschool friends would enjoy these though.

Lydia R.

says:

his* hospital admittance bracelt

Lydia R.

says:

his* hospital admittance bracelet

Heather Bertrand

says:

What a cool idea.

kathy

says:

as always great ideas

Sheila

says:

Thank you for these! I just downloaded them. What a great idea!!

Jessica

says:

So cute!

Lynn

says:

What a cute idea. And thanks for the black and white version the kids can color for themselves. That is my preference.

Eileen

says:

Cute idea!

susan and james blair

says:

I am absolutely going to use this!

Lauren

says:

Great idea!

karen patterson

says:

Ienjoyed reading this article about how to improve reading & spellng.i

Tracy

says:

What a wonderful idea! I plan to make these with my preschooler.

Bebe

says:

Thank you for the great resources!

Rose K.

says:

Love this! Came in at a perfect timing as I’m going to start planning for preschool for my son soon!

Robin H

says:

I just printed these cant wait to try with my toddler. She is super excited to color them! Thank you!

Elizabeth

says:

What a fun and easy idea!

It’s an interesting idea. I don’t think my children would keep them on, but maybe they could be attached to their shirt instead. I like that it prompts review throughout the day.

Loreen G

says:

What a great idea and thanks for the template! I am in charge of getting our little granddaughter ready for Kindergarten, so this will be a fun activity for us. Thank you!

Rebecca L Smith

says:

This sounds like a great idea.

E Sutherland

says:

I think my kids would really like this activity! I’m definitely going to try 🙂

Jennifer

says:

These look cool

desiree

says:

Very sweet idea.

Kelly M

says:

What a great idea! I need to remember this one when I teach the preschoolers at our co-op! thanks!

Emma

says:

What a creative idea! It would be fun to do things about that letter all day, too – like have apples for a snack on “A” day!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Emma,
Have you seen our ABC Snacks series? We have snack recipes for letter themed snacks that are as fun to make as they are to eat!

Helen Grumbles

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The black and white is a great option! My kids love to take part like that.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Helen,
We understand that some kids very much prefer to do their own coloring.

Jamie C.

says:

What a great way to show off the letter to other people!

Tory

says:

My 3 year old will love these

Sarah Jackson

says:

Love this idea for my tot!!

Whitney

says:

My daughter would love these!

Jill Morris

says:

What a great idea, love it!

Christa Bengtsson

says:

The Bracelet is a great idea for the beginners :)

Tammy

says:

Love this idea! I wonder if I could adapt it to help with math facts with older kids?? Hmmm…

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Oooo, interesting thought, Tammy! It probably could work!

Sharon

says:

Thank you for sharing this! My son will really enjoy this. :)

Tracie White

says:

What a cool idea!

Elizabeth Henriott

says:

My son would love these!

Sherry

says:

Ooooo! Thanks! These will be great for my 2 year old! She recognizes most of her letters and is starting on the basic sounds of each letter, thanks to Preschool Prep videos. This will be a fun way to practice it.

Megan

says:

What a creative idea! I’m gonna try this with my kiddos :)

Julie Forman

says:

Doing this today with my littles!!! Thanks so much!!

Heather

says:

I Love It!! What a wonderful idea!

Falisa

says:

What a cool idea!

Stacie F

says:

These would have been cute for my daughter. My sons, they wouldn’t have lasted 5 minutes 😜

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Stacie (or any other mom with very active little ones!),
The bracelets can be laminated so that they will really hold up. They can be closed with a velcro dot so they really stand up to the on and off, on and off, on and off that is likely to happen too. :D

Vickie

says:

We love All About Learning programs!

Lisa

says:

These are adorable! Thank you for sharing :)

Laura Bernard

says:

These are great! My daughter would love something like this!

Barbara

says:

What a great idea!

Kristina

says:

So so fun!! Great idea!

Kelly

says:

Those look like so much fun.

mistie

says:

These are precious! Wish I had these when my little guy was at this stage :)

Thara Reinitz

says:

This is a super fun idea.

Dionne

says:

This would be great to use for the letter of the week introduction activity!!

Lauren

says:

My daughter will love this!

Gale

says:

Very clever idea! We’ve past that stage, but I think this would have helped.

Brooke

says:

My twins will love these! Thanks for sharing!

Diana Shea

says:

These are adorable!

Megan Salonga

says:

So cute! These will be perfect for our almost 4 year old daughter that we’ll be adopting from India this summer!!

Kayla

says:

My little monster will love these. The Lego letters were a huge hit. I anticipate that these will be lots of fun too. Thank you!

Abbey F

says:

These are awesome! My youngest cheered when I asked if he would like for me to download for him, and I know he’ll really enjoy this activity when he’s ready to start learning his letters. Thank you for creating and sharing!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

It’s great to hear this is receiving cheers! Thanks, Abbey.

Jana

says:

Cute idea! My 4 yo would love it!

anne jetton

says:

Cute idea. Makes it easy to review throughout the day.

Roxanna

says:

Thank you for providing these in color and also the black and white. I look forward to using them!

Kelly

says:

This would be awesome for my daughter! Thank you!

Reagan Law

says:

Great idea!

Gloria

says:

These look super great!

Julie

says:

Adorable idea!

April p

says:

What a fun idea!

Nichole Fish

says:

Cute idea!

Jen

says:

What a fun idea!

Dania

says:

My little ones will love this!

Sarah

says:

Yes! My little one is in love with the J. J us for Joshua!

Kayla

says:

I am so glad I found these!!

Christine

says:

What a neat idea! this is great

Brigitte

says:

I showed this to my 4 year old little girl and asked her if she’d like to do this. “Yes, please!” I’m excited that she’s excited.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I think a lot of little ones are going to be excited about this activity, Brigitte!

Judith Martinez

says:

My 4 year old would love these!! I don’t plan on beginning formal reading instruction for another couple of years but this kind of letter play would be great for introducing the concepts to her.

Kirsten

says:

My preschooler will like these bracelets. :) it will go great with his pre reading lessons.

Ashleigh Smith

says:

Sounds like fun! I can just see my boys using them as some sort of shield in their pretend play.

Melanie Williams

says:

Great idea!! Not only will it remind my preschooler throughout the day, but it will also not let this mama of 5 forget about the “schooling” of the preschooler 😝 Thanks for all help!!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Melanie,
This mama of 5 wishes she still had a preschooler to use these with. They are so cute!

Robin

says:

Love this idea

Bianca Munoz

says:

Oh my! These are adorable and such a neat way to learn! I am going to have to try this!

Lisa Coomer Queen

says:

I love this idea! This is very creative. I would use this for sure helping my daughter homeschool her three. Thanks!

Jacklyn

says:

I think my preschooler will really enjoy this!

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