Letter A Worksheets
This bundle of letter A worksheets includes opportunities for little learners to trace and free handwrite their letters. These worksheets will help kids recognize, trace, and write the letter A! Scroll down to get your free printables.
Included in the Letter A Printables
- One uppercase letter A worksheet
- One lowercase letter a worksheet
- One uppercase letter A printable in black & white
- One lowercase letter a printable in black & white
- One letter A find the letter coloring activity
Should you start with Letter A?
Letter A is the first letter of the alphabet. It is common for people to think that this should be the first letter to teach to young children (myself, included). But is this always the best option for every child?
While, I am a firm believer that children will, eventually, learn as they are more exposed to the world around them. I also like to make the learning process as fun and painless as possible.
So, in my search for the best method to introducing letters to little ones, I came across this great article by Karie Ho, an occupational therapist.
In there, Karie Ho states “Start with letters that contain only vertical and horizontal lines (L, I, E, F, H, T). Slowly introduce letters with curves (C, O, Q). Finally end with letters with diagonal lines (A, N, M, etc).”
This actually makes so much sense to me! Rather than simply teaching in alphabetical order. And, I plan to put it to the test with my own kiddo. I will update this post to let you know how it all works out ?.
If you would like to read the article by Karie Ho, please click here.
Letter A Worksheets
When it comes to using these letter A worksheets, you want to make sure that your children understand how the letter is formed. Keep in mind that if kids are simply provided a work sheet and left to it that they will typically come up with their own method of completing it.
Meaning they may not follow the proper stroke order correctly. To help prevent this, it is best to model for the child how the letter is formed and should be written.
Each of the letter A tracing worksheets displays numbers to show where writing the letter A should start and stop. And, they are also provided plenty of space at the bottom for free handwriting. Which is important in the learning process.
Alternatives to Worksheets
While worksheets allow for some independent work, it is always ideal (and fun for the kids) to mix in some alternative activities as well. Here are some other great ideas for letter A activities:
- Play doh mats – these can be found for free all over Pinterest. I have my own version, that you can download for free here. Or, you can even make your own! Simply print the letter A on a piece of paper and place it under a piece of clear contact paper. Then let the kiddos squish some playdoh on top!
- Letter A sensory bin – This can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be. Basically, you will need a container and some letter A items to place inside. The items can be anything that begins with the letter A such as apples, ants, acorns, etc.
- Stamping – Using letter A stamps (or you could use dot markers) have the kids stamp all over a piece of paper. You could also provide them with a printable that has lines and they can practice forming the letter A by stamping on the lines.
- Writing in sand, rice, etc. – This is a great way for kids to practice their letter formation in a sensory rich way. Simply provide them with a container of sand, rice, etc and they can practice writing the letter A.
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