Friday, January 9, 2009

Teaching the Letter A

I realize I am blogging about the Letter A in January which is not the letter most teachers are working on at this time of year. If you have already passed by this letter way back in September, please look through the resources I have found on this lesson and file away what you may need when it comes around again next year. I will be adding on letters from time to time and try to have something blogged about all of them by the start of school next year.

Crafts for the Letter A

Awesome Apple Paper Craft
from DLTK Crafts

Alphabet Lacing Card Idea from About.Com. These could be made from a sturdy material and set up as a center.

Make an A Collage-Cut out A's and pictures of items starting with A and glue them all onto a piece of construction paper.

Trace the Letter A-
You can trace the letter a in pudding, shaving cream or sand.

Letter A Songs

The Ants Go Marching

A the Angry Alligator from

Letter A Song from DLTK

My Letter A Song--Printable Pre-K
(Sing to Jingle Bells)
I can write an A
A starts words like apple and
alligator, too!

I love to say A
I hear a in many words
like say, day , may, and play.

Practice Worksheets

Printable Pre-K Letter A Tracing and Coloring Sheet
Click on Worksheet Below at Right

A is for Apple
from Handwriting for Kids

Single Letter Worksheet from Tampa Reads--Click on the A box. The worksheet will be a document download.

Online Exercises for A
See the letter drawn at Kat's ABC's Just For Me

Frog Game from Kids Games--This is not just for the letter A but it is fun. You bounce the little frog around the lily pads and use his tongue to capture the floating ABC's from above.

Books With "A" Characters


  1. thank you so much for the ideas, can't wait to see your ideas for letter B lol we just did letter A this week, thanks a bunch

  2. Your ideas were superb for teaching my two and a half year old daughter.I was getting a bit frustrated because she could not properly draw the letters but your animation assisted her.

  3. Love this blog! I plan to use the letter A tracing page that you have posted. I hope that these pages are available for all of the letters. I wasn't able to find this same page on any of your links though. Do you know if this sheet is available in the other letters? Thanks for your help!

  4. thank you for the great information, waiting for the letter B ideas. God bless.

  5. Working on A next week! Thanks so much :) Looking forward to letter B.

  6. Thank you! I am homeschooling my preschooler and this helps a lot!!


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