Free Printable Back to School Alphabet Activity Mats

These free printable Back to School Alphabet Activity Mats are a fun, hands-on way to learn letters, letter formation and letter sounds!

Free printable alphabet activity mini mats. Kids build uppercase and lowercase letter with building blocks, then mark the 3 pictures that begin with the letter sound and then trace the letter at the bottom of the mat. The mats have a back to school theme.

Back to School Theme Alphabet Activity Mats

Teach uppercase and lowercase letters with these fun building block mats! Students will trace the letter, build the letter with blocks, and identify pictures that begin with the correct sound.

These letter sound mats are the perfect alphabet activity for preschool, kindergarten, or first-grade students.

Learning the alphabet can be difficult for some students. Finding the right activity to use in your literacy centers can be very time-consuming! These letter mats are just the thing! Students will practice writing skills, fine motor skills, and letter identification – all in a hands-on and engaging way!

Back to school theme alphabet activity mats free printable for your literacy centers in preschool and kindergarten.

Easy to Prep!

These alphabet mats are super easy to prepare for your students! Just print and use! You can cut them apart or you can just slide the whole sheet into wipe and write pockets. Also, you can use dry-erase markers for the writing side so students can use the mats over and over again.

Setting Up the Back to School Alphabet Activity Mats

Supplies Needed:

  • Back to School Alphabet Activity Mats (button to access the resource at the bottom of this post)
  • Write and wipe pockets (optional)
  • Building blocks
  • dry erase markers

Instructions:

  1. Print the mats.
  2. Slide the mats into write and wipe pockets OR laminate them.
  3. Gather other manipulatives.
  4. Store the entire activity in a large bag or storage container.
Printable alphabet activity mats for kids in preschool and kindergarten. A fun, hands-on way for kids to learn letters, letter formation, and beginning sounds.

How to Use the Alphabet Mats

Use these alphabet activity mats to teach letter formation in a hands-on way. Students will grab a mat, build the letter with blocks, cover three pictures that begin with the corresponding sound and trace the letter with their finger or dry erase marker.

I like that these mats offer a place for letter tracing and a place to use blocks to make the letter. This will engage multiple areas of the brain and increase the chances of retention.

A free printable alphabet activity for your alphabet centers in preschool and kindergarten.

More Ideas!

Beyond using the mats with building blocks, students can also use play dough on the tracing letters at the bottom of the mat.

Students can mark the beginning sound pictures with building blocks, play dough balls, mini erasers or by circling them with dry-erase markers.

Use these mats for:

  • Morning tubs
  • Morning work
  • Literacy centers
  • Early finishers
  • Tutoring resource
  • Small group activity
  • At-home practice
Hands-on alphabet activity mats for kids to learn letters, letter formation, and letter sounds.

Back-to-school alphabet activity mats are fun to use, easy to prep, and have so many academic benefits.

The beginning of the school year is so stressful, so take some of that off your plate and use these free letter mats to engage your students.

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