Creating the Alphabet with Building Blocks
One of the most effective ways to help your child learn the letters is through play. Creating the alphabet with building blocks, such as Lego, is a fun way for preschoolers to become more familiar with letters.
Our free download includes letter templates and instructions for using this activity to encourage letter recognition. Let’s get building!
Instructions for Creating the Alphabet with Building Blocks
It’s easy as can be! After three simple steps, your child will be ready to start building.
- Print, cut, and laminate the letter cards.
- If desired, laminate your cards to provide many more hours of alphabet play.
- Punch a hole in one corner of each card and store your cards on a large key ring.
Playing with the Alphabet and Your Building Blocks
Are you ready for fun? There are so many engaging ways that you can use this activity with your child to introduce and reinforce letter knowledge skills—so let’s explore!
Some children like to build the letters by following the templates, carefully matching up each building block to the template to ensure that their creation is just like the model.
Other children prefer to create their own versions of each letter.
Your child may enjoy this challenge: say the name of a letter and have your child find the corresponding card and build the letter. Or you can work on matching uppercase and lowercase letters, too. Just show your child a lowercase letter, then have her find the uppercase letter card and build the letter.
The most important thing to remember is that these letter recognition activities should be fun!
Did your preschooler enjoy this activity? You can find more great letter recognition activities here!
Ideas for Using Building Blocks, Recommended by Our Readers:
- I use various kinds of blocks with our fluency sheet practice. For each word read, my kid earns a block to add to his creation. He has fun getting the blocks he needs to fuel his creativity! (Recommended by @sarahannhow, via Instagram)
- We use Duplo to create shapes and then “measure” the area by counting the blocks. (Recommended by @thrivehomeschooling, via Instagram)
- Another fun idea is to see how tall you can work together to build a structure in 2 minutes. (Recommended by @thrivehomeschooling, via Instagram)
- Use building blocks to make patterns (math reasoning and patterning). (Recommended by @thrivehomeschooling, via Instagram)
- Use building blocks to teach counting (and number recognition). Show your child a number and have him stack that many pieces. (Recommended by Daniela P., via blog comment)
- Use building blocks to help learn about symmetry. (Recommended by Karen, via blog comment)
- For older children, print the cards with four pages to a sheet. They will print as flashcards and are small enough to use with regular Legos. (Recommended by Kayla via blog comment)