Printable Alphabet Letter Formation Cards for Kids

Grab these free Alphabet Letter Formation Cards to teach letter sounds, letter identification, & letter formation to preschool & kindergarten students.

A fun letter formation handwriting activity for kids.

Alphabet Letter Formation Cards

Teach preschool and kindergarten students correct letter formation with this freebie! Students will trace the letter, say the picture and then write the letter on the handwriting lines. The resource includes an upper case and lower case set for forming letters.

These would make fun playdough mats too! Students could roll the play dough into snakes and make the large letter and then write the letters on the line. It would be best to laminate the cards or slide them into wipe and write pockets, so the play dough doesn’t stick to the paper.

Check out our free alphabet printables page for more resources just like this!

Students will follow the guide to learn correct letter formation and then they will trace the letter and write the letter on handwriting lines. Cards include a beginning sound picture as well.

Simple Prep!

This writing practice is so easy to prep! Just print it out and cut the cards apart. Then laminate them so students can use dry erase markers to practice writing. Or you could keep four cards to a page and slide them into wipe and write pockets for even simpler prep.

Setting Up the Alphabet Letter Formation Cards

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Supplies Needed:

  • Alphabet Letter Formation Cards (button to download at the bottom of this post)
  • dry erase markers
  • Write and wipe pockets


  1. Print the letter formation cards and slide them into write and wipe pockets for durability. You can also cut the cards apart and laminate them.
  2. Gather dry erase markers and store everything in a large zippered baggie or colorful storage tray for easy access.
Alphabet letter formation activity for handwriting centers, alphabet centers or morning work in preschool and kindergarten.

Utilizing the Alphabet Letter Formation Cards

Students will find using these cards to be simple! They will draw a card from the pile and trace the letter with their finger or a dry erase marker. Then, they will say the picture and the sound the letter makes. Lastly, they will use their dry erase marker to write the letter on the handwriting lines.

Students can practice uppercase and lowercase letters, which would be a wonderful tool in an early childhood classroom. Each letter features a picture that is easy to identify and gives the child another tool to use to remember the sound the letter makes. Example: a, /a/, apple.

A fun letter formation handwriting activity for your literacy centers.

More Ideas to Use the Alphabet Cards

This alphabet activity provides students with three different forms of exposure to the same letter. That is very beneficial for students just learning letters or students that are struggling with their letters.

To add more fine motor skills practice to the letter resource, have students use play dough to make the letter. They can roll it into snakes and form the letter or smash pieces and fill the letter. Another option would be to have students use a small manipulative to build the letter like pom poms, seeds, beads, or jewels. Just make sure you don’t use small pieces with students who still put things in their mouth.

Printable alphabet letter formation cards to practice writing letters.

These letter formation cards will have huge benefits in your classroom and won’t take you forever to prep! Hit the button below to get free access to this fantastic resource!

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There are 10 alphabet activities and each one is set up on a mat, so that you don’t have to make cuts and can quickly print and slide into write and wipe pockets.