Alphabet Play Dough Cards Activity

Engage students with these free printable Alphabet Play Dough Cards to learn letter identification and letter formation in preschool and kindergarten.

Free printable alphabet play dough cards for learning letters and letter sounds in preschool and kindergarten.

Alphabet Letter Formation Cards

The kids will have lots of fun learning letters with this engaging, hands-on alphabet activity! Plus, they will also build fine motor muscles at the same time.

The cards are super simple to prep and can be used any time of year. Add them to your alphabet centers for lots of fun and learning!

There are a variety of ways to utilize these alphabet play dough cards, so keep reading to for tips and ideas!

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

Alphabet activity cards for learning letters and letter formation in a fun, hands-on way. Add to alphabet centers for engaging practice.

Simple Prep!

These printable alphabet cards are so easy to prep! Just print them out and cut the cards apart. Then laminate them so students can use play dough on them. Or you could keep four cards to a page and slide the pages into wipe and write pockets to make this a print and play activity!

Setting Up the Alphabet Play Dough Task Cards

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Supplies Needed:


  1. Print the play dough cards and slide them into write and wipe pockets for durability. You can also cut the cards apart and laminate them.
  2. Gather play dough and store everything in a large zippered baggie or colorful storage tray for easy access.
Play dough alphabet activity cards for learning letters and building fine motor skills.

Utilizing the Free Alphabet Play Dough Activity

Using these free printable alphabet cards is simple! Students will use play dough to form the letters on the cards.

They can roll it into snakes and form the letter or smash pieces and fill the letter.

While using the cards students will engage with uppercase and lowercase letters, so it is perfect for alphabet practice.

Each letter of the alphabet card 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.

Free printable alphabet play dough cards for hands-on letter learning in preschool and kindergarten.

More Ideas to Use the Alphabet Cards

This alphabet play dough activity provides students with multiple forms of exposure to the same letter. That is very beneficial for students who are learning letters!

Another option would be to have students use a small manipulative to build the letter like pom poms or mini erasers. Just make sure you don’t use small pieces with students who still put things in their mouth.

Students can also trace the letters with dry-erase markers or use the cards as a reference while writing letters in a sensory tray.

Hands-on fine motor alphabet activity for learning letter recognition and letter formation.

Grab these letter play dough cards to practice letter recognition, letter formation and letter sounds.

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