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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!

Children with ABC bracelets on

Our free download includes three sets of bracelets (uppercase, lowercase, and combination). Just choose a letter, prepare the bracelet, and let the learning begin!

ABC Bracelets activity download 3-page spread

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.

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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Sonia Gafner

says:

Great idea, thanx

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Sonia.

Nicole G

says:

My kids will love this!

At least I think they will. Never can tell with three year olds.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

So true, Nicole! We’re told that little ones love these bracelets though.

Asif

says:

Superb activity

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Asif!

Etta Alston-Burgess

says:

Yippee!!! I am looking forward to using these visual learning tools.

Thao Dang

says:

What an amazing and useful idea! Thank you so much! You are awesome!

Para Cindy

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Thank you I work in the computer room at our elementary and sometimes the Kindergarten and Alt. Kindergarten have a tough time working a desk computer especially if they struggle with their alphabet. The classroom teachers only have so much time to teach it all that I am always looking for ways to help the kids. I hope to use the colored ones around the room to help them with the computer program they do. Thank you for helping me out with the $0 budget they allow for a para educator. Even if I am the only one in the computer room helping the kids.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

We are so happy to help you help your students in this way! Thank you for letting us know the clever way you plan to use these.

Meagan

says:

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

Michael Cops

says:

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

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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

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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.

says:

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

Jen

says:

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!