Free Spring Alphabet Game for Preschool and Kindergarten!

As a former kindergarten teacher who is now a stay-at-home mom, I’m always looking for ways to incorporate some preschool learning into our everyday lives.  I have a two year-old who knows most of her uppercase letters and a five year-old who is starting to read, so I’m also busy finding and making preschool activities that both of them can learn from.

One of my former students’ and my own children’s favorite activities are hide-behind activities like my “Where’s the Gold?” St. Patrick’s Day activity.  I found the cutest bunny clipart and HAD to make an activity with it, so I came up with this “Where’s the Carrot?” alphabet game!  

The best thing about this game is that you can really change it up and play it in a variety of ways.  I use the uppercase letter cards with both of my girls, and I use the lowercase cards with my five year-old to add some difficulty.

free spring alphabet game

How to Prepare and Set Up the Game

Just print the activity cards on cardstock and cut them out! 

I hung up a pocket chart on our front door and we used that to play the game.  However, if you don’t have a pocket chart, this game works perfectly fine on a table or on the floor!

spring activities for preschool

Guess the Letter Activity

The first activity that you can do with the bunny cards is a classic hide-behind game.  I had my girls cover their eyes while I hid the carrot behind a letter.  Then they took turns guessing which letter the carrot was hiding behind. 

I will point out that it’s important to have the child(ren) verbalize the letter, not just point to it.  That way, you can really make sure they know their letters.  There are a few letters my two year-old still struggles with, so I let her point to a letter if she didn’t know it. Then we practice the letter a couple times before I lift it up to see if the carrot is there.

alphabet free game

After I played with my girls a couple times, they wanted to keep playing together! They took turns hiding the carrot.  My two year-old had fun covering her eyes while her big sister hid the carrot!

spring activities for preschool

Variations of the Game

Uppercase vs. Lowercase Letters

My five year-old and I played the game while my two year-old was napping, and we played with the lowercase letter set.  To make it a little more challenging, I had her call out the letter sounds instead of the letter names.   When we’re done playing, I also have her put the letters back in order to work on alphabet order.

spring activities for preschool
spring activities for preschool

Use Fewer Letters

If you want to make the game easier, you can just pick a handful of letters to use.  When my two year-old and I played a St. Patrick’s Day version of this activity a few weeks ago, I picked the letters in her name plus six letters that she’s still working on.

Play a Memory Game

Since I included uppercase and lowercase cards, you can also use the cards in a memory game!  Just print off both sets of cards and remove the carrot cards. 

spring activities for preschool

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