Letter A

For more pics and instructions, see our Letter A blog post!

 

How to Make the Ant from ABC See, Hear, Do

Aaaaa! Practice the letter A sound and make this absolutely adorable ant craft with your kids or students!

Learn What Sound A Makes!

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Finger Painting Ants

A is for ants! Paint or stamp ink fingerprints are a fun way to create plenty of these creepy-crawly critters. Don’t forget to add legs and antennas!

To extend the craft, turn your ants into hungry ants who can only eat things that start with the letter A. We printed some pictures of clip art food we found online, then added the word labels below each picture. Feel free to leave the labels off for more advanced children. No printer? No problem! You can draw your own foods or try to find letter “A” foods in your own fridge and pantry. This is a great way to have fun and practice multiple beginning reading skills!

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Writing A's in Shaving Cream

Writing with shaving cream is a great sensory activity that kids love! Not only does it provide excellent practice for letter writing, it also helps with beginning reading skills as kids practice letter sounds while using a multi-sensory approach. 

As your child advances from sounding out individual letters, give them several letters to write and encourage them to sound out each letter and then blend them together. More developed readers can also practice sight words. 

ABC See, Hear, Do Ant Craft

Make this adorable ant craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!

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Lowercase Letter a Craft

This adorable apple craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter a sound while learning about the lowercase letter a!

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Letter A Alligator

A is for Alligator! Check out this easy, fun animal letter craft to help get your kids or students excited about learning letter sounds!

 
 

Letter A Snack Idea: Ants on a Log

Your kids will love helping you make this fun snack! Smear peanut butter on celery sticks, and practice the "Aaaaa" sound with your child as they put the ants on the log! 

 
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Letter a Picture Sound Boards

This picture sound board is a great way to reinforce the letter a sound and practice beginning sounds! Begin by cutting out or printing a variety of pictures on cardstock. Make sure to include examples that begin with the short a sound, as well as others that begin with a different sound.  Then, let your little ones put a chip or marker on each letter a sound that they hear!