Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Kindergarten ABC Literacy Station Ideas!

I love literacy stations!

I love giving my students a variety of materials and ways to show their understanding.  I also strive to make LA as fun as possible.  So, here are some of my favorite ABC station activities!

Lowercase Letters with Snap Cubes

Students use the connecting cubes to build the lowercase letters! Great fine motor practice!  Check them out HERE!

ABC Matching Mats

Great resource for identifying letters and sounds.  Students grab a magnetic letter and find the matching picture on the mat.  They can either color the picture or just put the letter on top.  Easy!  Both freebies can be found here on my TPT store.  

Alphabet Puzzles

Students use ABC puzzles to practice matching upper and lowercase letters, or putting letters in order. We ordered most of these from Lakeshore!

Magnet Letters

Students use dollar store cookie trays and magnetic letters to spell words/names.  

ABC Books

Students practice identifying letters and reading the variety of ABC books we have.

Missing Letter Stamps

This is a new one!  Students use letter stamps to fill in the missing letters on the chart.  You could switch it up and do all uppercase or all lowercase (but make sure you have the right stamps!).  Here is the FREE Missing Letter Stamp paper!


Students use the shape blocks to build their letters.  Go HERE to find this awesome freebie courtesy of Confessions of a Homeschooler.

Write the Room

Students use the paper with a clipboard and walk around the room to write words/names they recognize.  My rule is they have to be able to read it back to me!  Look HERE for the FREE Write the Room paper!

Read the Room

Students find words in the classroom that begin with every letter of the alphabet.  Go HERE for the FREE worksheet!

Digging for Letters!

I filled a bin with rice and toss in some foam letters (I used dollar store foam ABC puzzles).  Students reach in and dig to find the ABC's.  As they find the letters they color in the matching letter on the paper.  The kids really enjoy searching through the sand!  Click HERE for the FREE paper!

Handwriting with White Boards

Students use white boards to practice writing their letters correctly.  You could go high tech and do it on the SmartBoard!

Big Book Center

Students find the letter of the week (this week it is Yy) in our laminated magazines and big books.  They circle the letters and then erase with a tissue when done.  As the year progresses we move to Sight Words and even Punctuation marks!

Magazine Words

Students find words starting with the different letters of the Alphabet and cut them out of magazines.  This one keeps them busy for a long time!  Click HERE to grab the freebie!

ABC Order

Students can use magnetic letters to put letters in ABC order.  So easy! Find this resource HERE!

I hope you got some new great ideas for your Literacy Stations! 

You may also like my posts on my literacy station organization, Word Building activities for iteracy stations, or Sight Word activities for literacy stations!


  1. Some great ideas thanks for sharing. Will be using a few of them!

  2. I am working with some kinders on letter identification during interventions. I am definitely going to use the digging for letters and the stamp ideas. Thanks!

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  3. Love the build a letter with pattern blocks idea. Will use with my preschoolers.

  4. Awesome ideas!! Thanks!

  5. Thank you so much for allowing the download of the alphabet block pattern pages. I love these. I have PK3 and my kids will love doing this. I adore your other ideas too and will be using many of them. Great blog!! Thank you!

  6. This is my first year teaching kindergarten (as a former 2nd grade teacher, kindergarten is so different!) and am constantly on the search for great station ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  7. Oh my gosh! Thank you so much. I'm trying to plan more hands on and even less paper work than last year for my kinders. These are such great ideas. Some I forgot about and you've jogged my memory. Bless you

  8. Thank you for sharing! Definitely using these in my K4 classroom. :)

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  11. Thank you for the great ideas!