Today I’m sharing a big set of free printable letters. I can think of so many uses for these!
Printable letter tiles
4 of each letter
5 consonant digraphs (ch, sh, th, wh, ph) and 22 beginning blends
70 word family endings
Prepare the letters
1. Print the letters (get them at end of this post).
2. Laminate for durability. I love my home laminator, which does a great job at making these thick and sturdy with the laminating pouches.
3. Cut apart the tiles.
4. Store them in a way that makes them easy to access. I used plastic embroidery boxes from the days when I used to cross stitch (long, long ago!). It took two boxes to store the letters. I put the word family endings in the large side rectangles and put the blends and digraphs along the bottom row of the second box.
Ways to use the letters
1. Use the single letters to make words. We stood the letters up in play dough, an idea I got from Still Playing School. This was a great idea, as it immediately got my Four interested!
2. Use the word family endings along with single letters and blends to make new words. And I am just noticing that the “p” in the picture is upside down. Whoops! I guess you could say, “Which of these letters does not make a real word? 😉
3. When your child is ready, use blends and digraphs to make words instead of just single beginning letters. You can attach magnets to the back of the letters and use them on a magnetic baking tray, if you’ d like.
4. You can also do a making words lesson. Give your child a group of letters, all mixed up, that will make a word. Give your child different words to spell, eventually ending up with the final word. For example, with the word SEPTEMBER you could have a lesson like this:
Make the word “be.”
Now add a letter to make “bet.”
Change a letter to make the word “pet.”
Add a letter to make “pest.”
Change a letter to make “best.”
and so on…
For some great Making Words lessons, check out the series of books by Patricia Cunningham and Dorothy Hall.
Thank you so much all the way from South Africa for this printable. I searched high and low for a free printable.
This set of letters helped me out tremendously!!! This is going on my second year of teaching, and the Lakeshore box of letters that my school had provided has been worn down with lots of missing letters. Your tool saved me lots of money and it includes more. I actually bought a 32 compartment container from JoAnn Fabrics to fit all of the letters in, then got 5 of the 18 compartment containers to fit the ending sounds in.
I’m so glad you can use this, Faith!
I love this website. It has lots of free resources. I have recommended it to my friends.
Thank you very much!!!
Thank you, Sidike!
Thank you for! As a tutor these are just what I need!!
I’m so glad you like them, Cassandra!
Thank you!!! Your site is awesome…I always know where to turn when looking for something to help make the most of a lesson 🙂
You’re very welcome, Cindy!
As always your materials are useful. Thank you for your hard work and kind heart.
You’re welcome, Courtney – I’m glad you can use these!
i love browsing your site.It’s awesome.Thanks
You’re very welcome, and thanks so much for sticking around :).
These are great. We just moved and the movers lost half my letter tiles for a curriculum I am using. Rebuying is painful, especially if it isn’t the first time I have had to rebuy something because something got lost. $20 for letter tiles is painful. Hopefully this has everything I need.
I hope so too, Kathy – I’m glad you found them!
Wonderful printables! And thank you so much for all of your articles on spelling. I am wondering if you could tell me what font you used for your letter tile printable sheets, because I’d like to add a couple tiles/combos for our use here and have them match the set! Thanks!
Hello, Kate! Here is the font I used: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/KG-Primary-Penmanship-Lined-Font-Personal-Use-549115 I pay $5 to use it commercially, but if you’re just creating for yourself, it’s free.
What a wonderful printable! Thank so much for adding to The Sunday Showcase link up!
What a wonderful printable! Thank so much for adding it toThe Sunday Showcase link up!
I love this website. It has great free resources for preschool teachers like me who are on a budget and work for a non-profit program.
I’m glad you’re finding resources to help you, Lisa! I know that teachers are on a budget and often buying things out of their own pockets. I’m thankful when my site can make things a bit easier!
What a great printable! I love how you’re storing them too. When my little guy gets bigger, we’ll definitely be putting your letters and digraphs to use!