I LOVE being able to incorporate these alphabet teaching tools into my students’ learning (and my own kids too) throughout the school year. What is great about most of these is how they can easily be adapted to challenge your students as they continue to grow and learn. Here are the best alphabet teaching tools for your little learners. To see all of our favorite BEST TEACHING TOOLS post, click here.
Best Alphabet Teaching Tools
You may think that this is an odd gift, but I guarantee your little chefs and soup lovers will love to unwrap this! Ronzoni Pasta in alphabet shapes is fun to cook with and eat! These can also be used in crafts, or just as-is for creating words on the table.
The Kid O Alphabuild Learning Toy is a smart, well-made toy that will help your child learn to build letters from their basic shapes. The magnetic shapes can also be used to make non-letter creations!
Made for little hands, these Alphabet & Number Dough Stampers are easy to hold and fun to use! Use them with play doh, sand, or even cookie dough!
Play-Doh Numbers, Letters, N’ Fun is a classic toy that never goes out of style. Use the stamps to create letters out of dough and then make words out of your creations! Play Doh makes a great gift for any age child.
Ideal for ages 3 and up to play with parents or older children, this ABC Cookies game from Learning resources offers 3 different games to be played with the letters that look like cut-out cookies. From letter identification to letter sequencing, a lot of learning will be happening while they have fun!
Wikki Stix are bendable yarn sticks that offer unlimited fun and creativity. These Wikki Stix Alphabet Fun Cards encourage kids to make letters with them.
These Silicone Alphabet Trays Mold by Traytastic! are perfect for molding chocolate, ice, soap, wax, or just about anything else that you’d like to make alphabet shaped. They are oven safe too – you could surprise your kids with cake in the shape of their names!
1000 letter stickers in numerous sizes and patterns will have your preschoolers itching to put together words. Task your children to identify items around the house by their first letter using this Melissa & Doug Sticker Collection.
Perfectly sized for toddler hands, these Jumbo Alphabet Lacing Beads teach both letters and fine motor skills! I love that this include
A really unique find, these Textured Touch and Trace Cards allow kids to FEEL how to draw the letters, boosting memory since they’ll be using more than one of their senses to learn. I’m really glad to have found this one!
You’ll love Lauri Toys Phonics Center Alphabet Kit because it comes in it’s own box for easy cleanup. Your kids will love the endless activity mats and sturdy letters to play with.
Water Wow books are one of my favorites for travel and on-the-go activities, and this Melissa & Doug Water Wow Activity Alphabet Book doesn’t disappoint. It has 4 thick pages of letter practice, and a mess-free water filled pen that stores right inside the book.
These Melissa & Doug Alphabet Lacing Cards are brilliant for letter learning! As your child turns each card over to lace the strings through, they see the letter, then the picture, then the letter again – over and over! Preschoolers will love choosing their own card and color laces too.
These Large Beads of lowercase letters are different from many others out there. I love how they lace through in a way that the letters will be upright and can easily be read.
These Uppercase Alphabet Lacing Beads match the lowercase ones above. Put them together to intrigue kids who are learning the difference and when you should use each case.
An excellent choice for kindergarteners who are learning to create words, these Educational Insights Alphabet Transparent Stamps make it easy to see what and where you are stamping. They come in a nice, reusable box as well.
Kids will love a chance to use this Wilton 50 Piece ABC & 123 Cookie Cutter Set in the kitchen! Make shapes out of cheese slices, sandwiches, pancakes, or anything else you can think of! These also work well with Sand or dough.
Turn your fridge into a classroom with Educational Insights Jumbo AlphaMagnets. Kids will love playing with these while you cook dinner.
Melissa & Doug See-Inside Alphabet Peg Puzzle is a favorite in my house. I love how well-made their puzzles are! This one has pictures underneath each letter piece so that children need to match the letter with the word. For example, underneath the Y, there is a ball of Yarn!
Here are some more ABC’s for your fridge! With the LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set, both the letters and the bus stick to the fridge, and the bus plays music to keep your child engaged in learning.
I hope that you enjoyed these alphabet teaching tools and can find something for you to add to your classroom or home. Do you have any favorite alphabet teaching tools that are not on this list? If so, please share. I am always adding new gadgets to the list.