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We are always hard at work learning the alphabet in Pre-K and Kindergarten! That’s why I am so excited to share these free ABC Puzzles with you today. These puzzles are hands-on, engaging, and a great activity to use in small groups, literacy centers, or for independent letter practice all year long!
*Pair with our Alphabet Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
These ABC Puzzles are perfect for learning and reviewing letters in Pre-K and Kindergarten. I recommend printing them in color if you can. The colorful images are so fun and grab the kids’ attention!
I also recommend laminating learning puzzles like these ones so they can be prepped just once but used year after year!
You will want to decide if your students are ready for all 26 letters at once. Sometimes for beginners, it helps to play with only 10 letters or less, as a lot of pieces can be overwhelming.
Ways to Play
These ABC puzzles are super versatile and we use them in lots of different ways throughout the year. Check out some of my favorite ways to use them in the classroom!
After I have introduced these puzzles to my students, I like to add them to our literacy centers. For center use, laminating is important to make sure the pieces are durable and hold up to multiple uses.
I have an ABC chart hanging in our center area so that the students can use it for reference as they work.
You can also place a basket or small grab bag in the literacy center and encourage children to place the puzzle pieces inside the grab bag and pull pieces out one at a time to find their matches.
With a partner, the children work together to complete the ABC Puzzles. Players begin by scattering the puzzle pieces out on a tabletop face up (beginner) or face down (advanced) and take turns finding the matches.
For an extra challenge, we have set a timer and the student who correctly completes the most amount of ABC Puzzles before the time runs out is the winner!
Occasionally, I like to send these ABC Puzzles home for a fun homework activity. I encourage my students to grab a parent or sibling to play along with. I usually let my kids keep their own puzzle set and use them for extra letter practice at home.
Teacher Tip: Be sure to send the puzzle pieces home already cut and in an envelope to make it as easy as possible for families to participate.
Grab Your FREE Set
Ready to start working on letters and sounds? Grab your free set of ABC puzzles by clicking on the large, yellow download button below!