Five Free Alphabet Worksheets That Will get Your Students Matching, Sorting and Treasure Hunting Alphabet Letters

These fun alphabet worksheets are designed to be used when you are exploring the alphabet with your students. Below each one you will find extension activity ideas.


Can you find the Alphabet in the Ocean?

Look for the letters of the alphabet in the ocean.  When you find one colour it in and then cross it off below.  Happy hunting!

To extend on this worksheet, take your students outside and write letters on the concrete, walls and playground equipment.  If your students are older you can write a trail of the alphabet from A to Z for them to follow.


Find the Alphabet Letters Hidden on the Trail

These children are looking for the letters of the alphabet on the trail.  Help them find them.  When you find a letter, color it in and then cross it off below.  Happy searching!

To extend on this worksheet, write letters on pieces of paper or ask your students to do this.  Hide the letters and then have fun searching for them.

Another great idea is to use a wax candle to write letters on paper.  One letter per A4 sheet is fine.  Your students can discover what's been drawn by rubbing a crayon over it. This can also be done as a group activity.  Use a large piece of butcher paper and tape it to a desk.  Write lots of smaller letters using the wax candle and then ask small groups of students to discover the hidden letters by rubbing over them with a crayon.  If your students are really enjoying this activity you can do it again with sight words and student names.

Find the Letters Blowing in the Wind

All the letters of the alphabet are being blown around by the wind.  Find the pairs of letters and draw a line to join them together so they don't get lost.

To extend on this worksheet, ask your students to draw their own picture and hide letters in it.  They can swop the finished picure with a friend to try.

To extend even further, students can draw a picture of themselves or their family and hide letters in it.

This idea can be used as a classroom display as well.  Have students draw and colour a picture of themselves and then cut these out and glue them to a large piece of card or paper.  

You could also use large photos of the students, looking in different directions (up, down, left, write).  Title the display with "Can you find all the letters of the alphabet?" and then write all the letters of the alphabet scattered around the pictures.  

You will find that your students will talk with each other about the letters and where they are.  "I have a C near my nose, Cathy has a letter L on her hair and so on.  This natural discovery and discussion provides a wonderful learning opportunity.

Pair up The Letters That Have Fallen on the Path

Match the letters on each side of the path.  Draw a line to join the pairs that you find.

To extend on this worksheet, ask students to write the letters of the alphabet two times in a scattered pattern on a blank piece of paper. The finished work can be swapped with another student.

If you want to take this outside, use chalk to write the letters of the alphabet on a brick wall or concrete.  Students can use different colored chalk to draw lines to join the matching pairs.

You could also give your students one card.  They then have to find the person with the letter that matches theirs. 

Color in These Madcap Letters and Then Put Them in Alphabetical Order

These fun alphabet letters are all mixed up.  Color them in, cut them out and then glue them in your workbook in the right order.

To extend on this, give each student one block letter of the alphabet on an A4 piece of paper to color in.  These letters can then be put on the classroom wall to create a giant alphabet.  You can find a link to large printable letters here.

If your students are old enough,  take your students outside and then ask the class to arrange themselves in alphabetical order. Take a photo and put it proudly on display in the classroom.

Are You Still Exploring the Alphabet with Your Students?  Here are 3 more Alphabet Resource Pages on Free Teacher Worksheets.

free printable alphabet letters

large alphabet letters

military phonetic alphabet

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