Literacy Activities for Kids – Printables and More!

Looking for literacy activities for kids? This is a list of fun, engaging and effective literacy activities and printables for kids ages 3-8.

So if you are looking for lots of fun and easy to prep literacy activities to do with the kids, then this list is perfect for you.

Lots of fun literacy activities for kids. Everything from alphabet to sight words to writing to phonics to spelling and more!

Literacy Activities for Kids

Literacy is so important, but finding activities and printables that will engage students in fun and learning can be difficult. That's why I took the time to gather all of the literacy activities on my site and others from some of my favorite websites.

This list consists of alphabet activities, name activities, phonics and phonological awareness activities, sight word activities, pre-writing activities, writing activities, handwriting activities and spelling activities.

This is going to be such a great resource for you when it comes to teaching literacy!

Literacy Activities

Free printable Christmas beginning sounds alphabet activity for kids.

Christmas Cookie Beginning Sounds Clip Cards Free Printable

Free printable fall theme CVC words reading activity for kids in kindergarten and first grade.

Fall Leaves CVC Clip Cards Free Printable

Free printable phonics activity for kids in kindergarten and first grade.

Printable Ending Sounds Phoneme Substitution Cards

Free printable beginning sounds alphabet activity for kids in preschool and kindergarten.

Beginning Sounds Matching Clip Cards Free Printable

Free printable spider literacy center activity for learning letters, CVC words, phonics skills and high frequency words.

Free Printable Spider Word Work Mats

Pumpkin CVC word work activity for kids in kindergarten and first grade.

Pumpkin CVC Words Spin & Build Mats Free Printable

Free printable apple theme word work activity for kids.

Editable Apple Spin & Build Mats

Back to school word work activity for kids.

Free Printable Back to School Spin and Build Word Work Mats

Back to school four in a row game for kids who are learning letters, numbers, sight words, phonics skill and more!

Editable Back to School Four in a Row Printable Game

Fun back to school theme alphabet activity mats for kids.

Free Printable Back to School Alphabet Activity Mats

Free printable phonics activity for developing phonemic awareness and phonics skills.

Free Printable Back to School Letter Sound Mats

A free printable phonics activity for practice with phoneme substitution.

Printable Beginning Sounds Phoneme Substitution Cards

Sun theme CVC words reading activity for kids in kindergarten and first grade.

Sun CVC Word Clip Cards Free Printable

Free printable ocean theme word work activity for kids in kindergarten, first grade and even preschool.

Editable Feed the Fish Spin and Build Mats Printable

Ocean fish CVC words activity for kids in kindergarten and first grade.

Fish CVC Word Clip Cards Free Printable

Ocean fish alphabet activity for kids in preschool and kindergarten.

Fish Find and Cover Free Printable Beginning Sounds Letter Mats

Insect theme beginning, middle and ending sounds mats for literacy centers this spring.

Insect Letter Sounds Mats for Preschool and Kindergarten

Butterfly alphabet activity for learning letter sounds and letter identification in preschool and kindergarten.

Free Printable Butterfly Find and Cover Beginning Sounds Mats

A free printable flower theme editable word work activity for kids in kindergarten and first grade.

Editable Flower Bump Game Printable for Word Work

Flower theme CVC word work activity for kids to use this spring.

Flower CVC Word Building Strips for Kindergarten

A fun frog theme word work activity for kids.

Editable Frog Spin and Build Mats Word Work Printable

Frog find and cover alphabet mats for kids. A fun way to learn letters and sounds.

Frog Find and Cover Beginning Sounds Letter Mat Printable

A free printable St. Patrick's Day learning activity for kids.

Editable Shamrock Spin and Build Mats Free Printable

A fun rainbow alphabet learning activity for kids.

Free Printable Rainbow Beginning Sounds Mats

Community helpers word work activity for kids.

Editable Mailbox Spin and Build Mats Word Work Printable

CVC word work activity for kids.

Community Helpers Printable CVC Word Building Strips

Community helpers theme alphabet activity for kids.

Community Helpers Free Printable Beginning Sounds Mats

Valentine's Day editable word work learning activity for kids.

Editable Valentine’s Day Spin and Build Word Work Mats

Free printable Valentine's Day alphabet activity for kids.

Valentine’s Day Beginning Sound Find and Cover Letter Mats

Valentine's Day theme fun learning activity for kids.

Editable Valentine’s Day Four in a Row Printable Literacy Game

Free printable Groundhog Day editable board game for kids.

Groundhog Day Free Printable Editable Board Game

Printable Groundhog Day learning activity for kids.

Editable Groundhog Spin and Build Word Work Mats

A fun editable winter theme bump game for word work practice.

Editable Winter Bump Game Printable for Word Work

Snowman write the room editable word work activity.

Editable Snowman Write the Room Printable Activity

Snowman letter sounds write the room alphabet activity.

Snowman Beginning Sounds Write the Room Alphabet Printable

Fun winter snowman letter sound isolation learning activity for kids.

Free Printable Winter Theme Letter Sounds Mats

Fun, hands-on learning activity for kids to use this winter!

Editable Snowman Spin and Build Word Work Mats

Gingerbread theme fun learning game for word work.

Editable Gingerbread Bump Game for Word Work Printable

A fun editable gingerbread word work activity for kids.

Editable Gingerbread Spin and Build Word Work Mats Printable

A printable Christmas game for fun and learning this holiday season.

Editable Christmas Tree Four in a Row Literacy Printable

Free editable Christmas board games.

Free Printable Christmas Editable Board Game

A gingerbread theme CVC activity.

Gingerbread CVC Word Building Strips Free Printable

A free printable gingerbread alphabet activity for learning to identify beginning sounds and letters.

Gingerbread Free Printable Beginning Sound Mats

Turkey literacy activity for word work.

Turkey Find and Cover the Word Free Printable Mats

Editable turkey word work mats for literacy and math centers.

Editable Turkey Spin and Build Word Work Printable Mats

Scarecrow theme editable word work mats.

Editable Scarecrow Spin and Build Word Work Printable Mats

Fall alphabet activity mats for learning letters and beginning sounds.

Free Printable Fall Alphabet Activity Mats

A silly monster CVC words activity for kids.

Silly Monster CVC Clip Cards Free Printable

Spider theme find and cover the letters alphabet activity.

Spider Find and Cover the Letter Free Printable Mats

Pumpkin CVC words reading activity.

Free Printable Pumpkin CVC Words Clip Cards

Pumpkin find and cover the letters beginning sounds activity.

Pumpkin Find and Cover the Letter Mats Free Printable

Editable Pumpkin Bump Game for Word Work in Kindergarten

An apple beginning blends reading activity for fall.

Apple Tree Find and Cover the Blends Free Printable Mats

Apple CVC decoding activity.

Apple CVC Matching Clip Cards Printable for Kindergarten

Apple theme beginning sounds phonics activity.

Apple Tree Find and Cover the Letter Printable Mats

Apple theme find and cover sight word game.

Apple Tree Sight Word Find and Cover Printable for Kindergarten

Editable bump game with a fall apple theme.

Editable Apple Bump Game for Word Work in Kindergarten

Blends word work activity.

Blend Words Free Printable Board Game for Kindergarten

Editable back to school write the room activity for literacy centers.

Editable Back to School Write the Room Free Printable

Back to school theme letter sounds phonemic awareness activity.

Digital Back to School Letter Sounds Matching Activity

A free printable sight word bump game for back to school season.

Editable Pencil Bump Game for Word Work Printable

Free printable CVC middle vowel sounds board game activity.

CVC Middle Vowel Sounds Board Game Printable

Digraphs reading activity for kids who are learning to read.

Free Printable Digraph Words Matching Mats for Kindergarten

Blend words matching mats for literacy centers.

Blend Words Matching Mats Free Printable

CVC words reading activity.

Free Printable CVC Words Matching Mats

Ending digraphs clip card activity.

Free Printable Ending Digraph Clip Cards

Beginning digraphs clip card reading activity.

Free Printable Beginning Digraph Clip Cards

Blend words reading activity.

Blend Words Clip Cards Free Printable

Palm tree letter sounds alphabet activity.

Palm Tree Find and Cover the Letter Mats for Preschool and Kindergarten

Ocean theme word work activity.

Editable Ocean Word Building Mats Free Printable

Spring bee theme beginning sounds alphabet game.

Spring Bee Find and Cover the Letter Printable for Preschool

Editable word work worksheets for sight words and more!

Editable Sight Word Worksheets – Editable Word Work Printables

Free editable insect theme board game.

Editable Insect Four in a Row Game Free Printable

Printable flower word work activity.

Editable Flower Word Building Printable Mats

Free printable Easter sight word building activity for literacy centers.

Editable Easter Word Building Mats for Preschool and Kindergarten

Free spring sight word write the room activity.

Editable Flower Sight Word Write the Room Free Printable

Editable Spring Sight Word Activities

Fun sight word activities for kids.

100+ Free Sight Word Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

A fun one player board game that is editable and fun!

Editable Race and Trace Board Game for Word Work

Third grade sight word worksheets.

Free Printable Third Grade Sight Word Worksheets

Sight word worksheets for second grade sight word list.

Free Printable Second Grade Sight Word Worksheets

Phonics activities for kids who are learning to read.

100+ Free Phonics Activities for Kids Learning to Read

Free first grade sight word worksheets.

Free Printable First Grade Sight Word Worksheets

Pre-K sight word worksheets for the pre-primer level.

Free Printable Pre-K Sight Word Worksheets

Free kindergarten sight word worksheets.

Free Printable Kindergarten Sight Word Worksheets

A fun snowman theme editable four in a row game for winter.

Editable Snowman Four in a Row Game Free Printable

Gingerbread word building activity for literacy centers.

Editable Gingerbread Word Building Mats Free Printable

Fall theme letter sounds activity.

Free Printable Fall Letter Sounds Mats for Preschool and Kinder

Fall scarecrow CVC word building activity.

Fall CVC Word Building Mats Free Printable

Free printable farm theme board game.

Farm Theme Editable Board Game Free Printable

Pumpkin letter sounds alphabet mats.

Pumpkin Theme Beginning Sounds Printable Mats

Pumpkin CVC activity.

Pumpkin CVC Matching Free Printable Clip Cards

Fall 4 in a Row Game

Editable Fall Four in a Row Game Free Printable

Pet theme editable board game.

Free Printable Pet Theme Editable Board Game

Apple alphabet mats

Apple Theme Beginning Sounds Matching Mats Printable

Alphabet matching mats for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten alphabet centers.

Beginning Sounds Letter Match-Up Mats Printable

Free printable word building mats for back to school.

Editable Back to School Word Building Mats

CVC word building activity.

Free Printable CVC Word Building Strips for Kindergarten

A fun camping theme activity for math and literacy centers.

Editable Camping Theme Board Game Free Printable

Printable flower theme board game that is editable so you can type words into it.

Editable Flower Word Work Board Game

Free printable robot board game to teach sight words, alphabet, math facts and more!

Editable Robot Board Game Free Printable

Rainbow sight word puzzle game

Rainbow Secret Code Word Puzzles Editable Printable

Rainbow 4 in a row game that is editable. Perfect for learning sight words and phonics in spring literacy centers.

Editable Rainbow Four in a Row Game Free Printable

Valentine's Phonics Board Games

Valentine’s Day Phonics Board Game Printable

Valentine's theme editable spinner board game.

Editable Valentine’s Day Word Work Board Game Printable

A free printable write the room activity for Valentine's Day.

Editable Valentine’s Day Sight Word Write the Room Printable

A fun dental health theme activity.

Dental Health Editable Tracing Cards Printable

A fun editable four in a row game with a penguin theme for winter math and literacy centers.

Editable Penguin Four in a Row Game Free Printable

Snowman Free Printable Alphabet Writing Mats

Snowman word building activity for word work centers this winter.

Free Printable Snowman Word Building Mats for Winter

Snowman theme phonics board games for winter literacy centers.

Snowman Theme Phonics Board Game Printables

A fun editable snowman theme board game.

Editable Snowman Word Work Board Game Free Printable

Gingerbread theme alphabet letter formation mats for pre-writing and beginning handwriting instruction.

Gingerbread Free Printable Alphabet Writing Mats

Gingerbread write the room alphabet activity with differentiated recording sheets.

Gingerbread Beginning Sounds Write the Room Alphabet Printable

A free printable write the room activity for Christmas. This editable write the room activity is perfect for Christmas literacy centers.

Editable Gingerbread Sight Word Write the Room Printables

Gingerbread Phonics Games

Gingerbread Theme Free Printable Phonics Board Games

A fun Christmas alphabet activity with a tree and spots to cover letters of the alphabet.

Christmas Tree Find and Cover the Letters Alphabet Printable Mats

Free editable printable board game for your dinosaur theme.

Editable Dinosaur Theme Board Game Printable

Thanksgiving alphabet activity

Turkey Find and Cover the Letters Alphabet Printable

Editable Thanksgiving game

Editable Turkey Board Game Printable for Thanksgiving

Forest theme beginning sounds games.

Forest Theme Beginning Sounds Game Printable

Fall word building mats for kindergarten, first grade, or second grade.

Free Printable Fall Word Building Mats

The kids will love this editable pumpkin sight word write the room activity! It is perfect for pumpkin literacy centers in kindergarten or first grade this fall. Teach sight words, CVC words, spelling words and more!

Editable Pumpkin Sight Word Write the Room Printables

These pumpkin word building mats are perfect for literacy centers during your pumpkin theme. Teach names, sight words, spelling words and more this fall with this fun pumpkin activity.

Editable Pumpkin Word Building Activity Mats Printable

Apple Beginning Sounds Write the Room Alphabet Printables

The kids will love this editable apple sight word write the room activity! It is perfect for fall literacy centers in kindergarten or first grade.

Editable Apple Sight Word Write the Room Printables

Apple word building mats for word work in your literacy centers this fall. Teach sight words, spelling words, and even names!

Editable Apple Word Building Activity Mats Printable

This low-prep roll and write your name activity makes learning to write your name a fun, hands-on experience. So skip the name worksheets and try this!

Printable Roll and Write Your Name Activity for Back to School

This no-prep spin and write your name activity makes learning to write your name a fun, hands-on experience. So skip the name worksheets and try this!

Printable Spin and Write Your Name Activity for Back to School

These all about me activities are perfect for your all about me theme in preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten. They are low-prep and lots of fun!

All About Me Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

This editable my home board game is perfect for your all about me theme! Use it to teach sight words, letter identification, letter sounds, math facts and more!

Editable My Home Printable Board Game

Lots of fun name writing practice activities and name tracing worksheets for preschool and kindergarten.

Name Writing Practice Activities and Name Tracing Worksheets

This pencil secret code word puzzle is a fun way to learn sight words, spelling words, names and more! Perfect for literacy centers in kindergarten, first grade and even second grade.

Free Printable Pencil Secret Code Word Puzzles for Word Work

These free editable my home word building mats are perfect literacy centers during an all about me theme or my family theme. Use them for names, word work, sight words, spelling words and more!

Editable My Home Word Building Activity Mats Printable

This editable 4th of July board game is so much fun! Use it to teach sight words, letter identification, letter sounds, math facts and more!

Editable 4th Of July Board Game Printable

A fun summer math and literacy activity for centers in preschool and kindergarten.

Sun Roll, Cover and Write Printable Mats

This editable dragon board game is a fun literacy activity for your fairy tale theme or just for fun.

Free Printable Editable Dragon Board Game

Butterfly Cover Up Printable Alphabet Activity for Preschool

Use these Easter secret code word cards to work on spelling words, sight words, CVC words and more!

Easter Secret Code Word Cards for High Frequency Words

Easter Secret Code Puzzles for Word Work

Editable Unicorn Board Game Free Printable

Editable Rain Cloud Feed Me Sight Words Activity Printables

These rainbow secret code words cards are editable and so much fun for kids in kindergarten, first grade and second grade.

Rainbow Secret Code Word Cards Editable Printable

Teach sight words with flower secret code matching puzzles that are editable and easy to use!

Flower Secret Code Matching Puzzles Printable for Word Work

Valentine’s Day Secret Code Words for High Frequency Words

Editable Valentine's Day board game for math and literacy centers.

Editable Valentine’s Day Board Game Free Printable

A fun editable board game for winter math and literacy centers in kindergarten, preschool, first grade and second grade.

Editable Snowman Board Game Free Printable

Editable Gingerbread Board Game Free Printable

Editable Fall Board Game Free Printable

Pumpkin Editable Board Game Free Printable

Check out these other awesome literacy activities too!

Here is a list of some of my favorite literacy resources.

Alphabet Activities

1. Alphabet Activities that Kids Love
2. Letter Sounds Listening Game

Handwriting

16. 25 Ways to Get Kids Writing

Spelling

17. Hands-On Spelling Activities
18. Fun Spelling Games and Activities

I hope this list of literacy activities and resources is very helpful to you and saves you lots of time when it comes to planning literacy instruction and literacy centers.