Mixed Font Alphabet Activities | Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade

I don’t think it’s any hidden secret that I have a little thing for fonts. Okay, a big thing. I’ve even developed 100+ fonts of my own that teachers and creatives worldwide use to create resources for their own classrooms. It’s a fun little hobby, but one that began for me waaaaaaay before an Apple Pencil met my fingertips.

Looking for alphabet activities to help your children or students learn to identify and recognize upper- and lowercase letters? This is a great activity for doing just that! This set of mixed font letters can be used for sorting, making names, word building, spelling practice, sight words, or even on a bulletin board. Print on colored paper, cut, and boom - a great activity for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, ESL/ELLs, and students with exceptional needs. You could easily add them to a literacy center, use at home, or in the classroom. Tons of options! #ELA #literacy #alphabet #activities #printable #specialneeds #specialed #letters #teach #kids #students

My obsession began at an early age in Ms. Sumpter’s 5th grade class. I loved her. I thought everything about her – from the way she taught, to the sports cards she gave away as incentives (I wasn’t even a big sports fan at eleven, but I would do an.y.thing to earn one of those), to the way she drew smiley faces on our papers – was just incredible. She was a talented artist and so inspiring to my fifth grade self. She also had the best, neatest handwriting I’d ever seen in my life. It. Was. PERFECT.  Every letter was uniform in width and height. She made fancy, lowercase as (none of that circle with a stick business for her) and I spent so much time analyzing her writing that I eventually was trying to replicate it myself. I continued to have a thing for handwriting all through the rest of my school years and especially into college where note-taking was critical. I WOULD EVEN RE-WRITE MY NOTES JUST TO HAVE THE CHANCE TO COLOR CODE THEM IN MY BEST HANDWRITING. What I would do to have time like that on my hands these days! Ha!

I digress. I promise, this post really is about a learning activity!

Okay, so fonts are everywhere. In the field of education, we refer to recognizable text seen in and around communities as environmental print. Terms like McDonalds and Pizza Hut and Target would qualify as such. Whether intentionally taught or not, even our preschoolers can point out logos for Walmart or Amazon simply from repeated exposure to them. Keeping that in mind, I don’t shy away from using a multitude of fonts when teaching the alphabet, even to the little guys. I want them to recognize the fancy as and gs just as easily as they would recognize anything written in a basic manuscript type.

My 4-year-old daughter is working hard to learn her letters right now. You can read more about her story here. She’s fairly consistent at identifying and recognizing the letters in her name (and a B because that’s what her brothers’ names begin with 😉), so we’ve been working with F a i t h  for now.

I used some of the fonts that I’ve created to make a set of printable letters for sorting and building with. I’ll say the name and have her repeat it, and then sort it according to upper- or lowercase. Benny has to play along, too, of course (he’s just recently three). Or, I’ll provide them several letters and have them sort them by case.

This is an easy activity to do at home or in the classroom, requires little prep, and can have a big impact when used with your kiddos a few times a week. Just print, cut and play!

Looking for alphabet activities to help your children or students learn to identify and recognize upper- and lowercase letters? This is a great activity for doing just that! This set of mixed font letters can be used for sorting, making names, word building, spelling practice, sight words, or even on a bulletin board. Print on colored paper, cut, and boom - a great activity for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, ESL/ELLs, and students with exceptional needs. You could easily add them to a literacy center, use at home, or in the classroom. Tons of options! #ELA #literacy #alphabet #activities #printable #specialneeds #specialed #letters #teach #kids #students

Here’s a few different options for use…

If you’re interested in using this resource at school or at home, click HERE or the image below.Looking for alphabet activities to help your children or students learn to identify and recognize upper- and lowercase letters? This is a great activity for doing just that! This set of mixed font letters can be used for sorting, making names, word building, spelling practice, sight words, or even on a bulletin board. Print on colored paper, cut, and boom - a great activity for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, ESL/ELLs, and students with exceptional needs. You could easily add them to a literacy center, use at home, or in the classroom. Tons of options! #ELA #literacy #alphabet #activities #printable #specialneeds #specialed #letters #teach #kids #students

If you’d like to check out more activities for learning the alphabet, here are two more I love:

Looking for alphabet activities to help your children or students learn to identify and recognize upper- and lowercase letters? This is a great activity for doing just that! This set of mixed font letters can be used for sorting, making names, word building, spelling practice, sight words, or even on a bulletin board. Print on colored paper, cut, and boom - a great activity for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, ESL/ELLs, and students with exceptional needs. You could easily add them to a literacy center, use at home, or in the classroom. Tons of options! #ELA #literacy #alphabet #activities #printable #specialneeds #specialed #letters #teach #kids #students

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I also use this preschool skills-based workbook with Faith and Benny…

Big Letter Names are a fun way to help you preschoolers learn to build, create, and spell their names! These printable letters were created to be highly visual and tangible so that your child or student can manipulate and see them with ease. Learning the letters in their names also helps with letter recognition and identification. These letters can be used at home and in the classroom for other activities, too, including alphabetical order, building sight words, learning the letters of the alphabet, creating a bulletin board, and more! #preschool #preschooler #kindergartener #kindergarten #teacher #firstgrade #makingnames #activities #printable #tactile #engaging #fun #learning #backtoschool

Teaching the alphabet is one of my favorite skills to teach! What activities do you love to do to support this in your classroom or home?

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AbbyMullins

Abby is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher who channels her passion for education into creating engaging activities and resources for the kindergarten and first grade classroom. When not dreaming up or working on her next project, you’ll find her enjoying her family – most likely in her minivan on the way to a soccer field.

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