Kindergartners and the letters of the alphabet go together like peanut butter and jelly. Every kindergarten classroom you walk into will have letter posters on the walls and a large collection of alphabet books on their shelves.
As kindergarten teachers, it is our job to help refine kindergarten students’ knowledge and concrete understanding of the alphabet letters. By the end of the first quarter, they should be able to identify each letter, write each letter and announce the sound that each letter makes with ease so that they can use their letter knowledge for reading words.
You wanna know every kindergarten teacher’s favorite way to do this?
Through children’s books, of course!
Are you looking for some alphabet books for your kindergarten classroom? Look no further because you have definitely come to the right place!
Below, I have listed and linked my absolute favorite and best (in my opinion) alphabet books for kindergarten. In addition, I will also share 2 super simple activities that were my favorite ways to have my kinder students practice their letter knowledge in my classroom!
Alphabet Activities for Kindergarten
It’s not only important to have letter recognition, it’s also important to practice writing each letter formation and identifying them. The first quarter of the school year is always spent on alphabet review in a kindergarten classroom. I always made sure to make it as fun as possible for my kinder babies!
We had an alphabet boot camp and each day we reviewed a new letter of the alphabet and even had some fun dress up and crazy days to celebrate during. In addition to reading my favorite ABC books to my class, I had 2 other printable activities for my students to do during alphabet practice.
The first activity is Alphabet Mini Books.
Alphabet Mini Books are great for whole group, small group, independent work or literacy centers when you are focusing on a letter of the day. Each mini-book has rainbow tracing, letter tracing/writing, letter identification, coloring pictures beginning with the sound, writing words beginning with the letter and simple sentence reading. There is a mini book for each letter of the alphabet, with two different options for ‘x.’
The next activity that I love doing with kindergarteners during our alphabet review boot camp is creating a paper-tearing alphabet book. These are so fun and actually really adorable keepsakes!
There are a couple of different ways you can incorporate this when reading alphabet books in your kindergarten classroom:
- You could do this individually and have the student complete the letter from the book when you review it that day.
- You could have each student create their own over a few day span when you are finished reviewing the letters.
- Use it as a literacy or fine motor center station.
- Use it for morning work.
- Make a class book!
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Favorite Alphabet Books for Kindergarten:
Here is my full list of the best alphabet books that you should read this year to your kindergarten class.
Watch lowercase letters climb a coconut tree in a fun, rhyming adventure! It’s a lively and colorful way to learn the ABCs.
Animals having a blast while teaching the alphabet! It’s quirky, funny, and a guaranteed hit with the little ones.
Meet cute and quirky little peas demonstrating each letter’s personality – it’s an adorable and interactive way to learn the alphabet.
Classic Dr. Seuss magic! Rhymes, illustrations, and zany characters make learning the alphabet an absolute blast.
Dive into a world of colors and creativity with Scarry’s lovable characters teaching the ABCs in a fun and artistic way.
A calming bedtime story featuring the alphabet winding down for the night. It’s perfect for a peaceful classroom activity.
Join an adventurous alligator through the alphabet! It’s Maurice Sendak’s signature charm teaching the ABCs.
Get ready for a twist! This book shakes up the alphabet with unexpected letter formations, sparking curiosity.
Stunning photos of cityscapes reveal hidden letters, encouraging kids to spot alphabets in everyday places.
Construction-themed learning! Vibrant illustrations and rhythmic text make this book a hit with vehicle enthusiasts.
A detective story for the alphabet! Kids will love solving the mystery of the missing letter X.
Join Harold and his purple crayon on an imaginative alphabet journey that celebrates creativity.
An appetizing way to learn the ABCs! Delicious illustrations make this book a tasty treat.
This is one of my absolute favorites! Chaos ensues when Z demands to go first in this hilarious and unconventional alphabet adventure!
Learn the ABCs while exploring fruits and veggies! It’s a colorful and healthy way to learn letters.
Get ready for a mixed-up alphabet! Authored by a school principal, it encourages problem-solving and critical thinking.
Discover hidden letters in cleverly designed pages! It’s a fun way to spot the alphabet in everyday objects.
Imagine a world where rocks tell stories! This book brings the alphabet to life through uniquely shaped rocks, sparking imagination and discovery in young readers.
This book challenges traditional thinking about the alphabet – it’s quirky, funny, and unconventional!
Eric Carle’s beloved illustrations make learning the alphabet a familiar and engaging experience for little ones.
Alphabet Books are so Important for Young Readers in Kindergarten!
Alphabet books play a crucial role in teaching essential skills to young kids. These top-notch books are awesome tools for learning letters and their sounds. Moreover, these alphabet books serve as more than just teaching tools; they’re bridges to creativity and imagination! Each colorful page and engaging story sparks curiosity, encouraging kids to ask questions and explore beyond the letters. As they flip through the pages of these books, children embark on adventures, discovering new words and concepts.
This list of alphabet books offers tons of exciting stories that will engage kindergarteners. They don’t just teach ABCs; they also help kids get ready to read. These books make learning fun, opening up a fantastic world of words for kindergarteners to explore and enjoy to overall become better readers!
What Alphabet Books for Kindergarten are Your Favorites?