Is there any better way to learn the alphabet than with a cute ABC caterpillar? This adorable activity promotes letter recognition and builds pre-reading skills.
As your child inches his way through the alphabet with this colorful caterpillar, he can practice recognizing letters, matching uppercase and lowercase letters, and placing letters in a-b-c order. Older children can even spell simple words! Our free download includes caterpillar letter cutouts so that your child can build the alphabet with uppercase and lowercase letters. We’ve also included lots of ideas for creative (and educational!) alphabet play.
Beginning with the caterpillar’s face, your child can build his own caterpillar, starting with A, then B, and continuing through the alphabet.
Working on uppercase letters? Build your caterpillar with the uppercase letters.
Ready for lowercase? Use a set of lowercase letters.
Create an A-Z caterpillar using an entire set of letters. Or use both sets of letters and match lowercase and uppercase letters.
Have your child spell his name …
… or have an older child create some simple words.
No matter your child’s age or skill level, there are lots of ways you can use this activity to reinforce your child’s knowledge of letters and the alphabet!
Do you have a favorite alphabet-building activity to use with your preschooler? Share in the comments below!
If your child enjoyed this activity, why don’t you try our other letter recognition activities, too?