Today I’m sharing a fun collection of letter F activities for 2-year-olds!
Recently I shared a link to our alphabet activities for 2-year-olds on our Facebook page. A reader wondered why I would advocate doing this type of formal learning activities with toddlers. Don’t we have enough of a push-down curriculum already? Why would we expect 2-year-olds to do formal learning?
A few things.
- This is fun for us. I like teaching my daughter the alphabet. She loves doing learning activities with me. In fact, she asks for them nearly every day (and many days I have to say no because we don’t have time!)
- We do these in short bursts. Usually we do activities for 10-20 minutes at a time. This includes our art activities, which are certainly not “formal” learning.
- We do hands-on learning. While I use a fair amount of printables, my daughter does not do traditional worksheets.
- The rest of our day is full of free-play and read alouds. I’m confident that our alphabet activities aren’t keeping my daughter from learning through play.
So there you go. 🙂 On to the activities!
Letter F Activities for 2-year–olds
We do very few traditional cut and paste crafts because they don’t foster a lot of creativity – but the work of gluing and placing the pieces is a great challenge for my Two. She liked make this frog from Artsy Momma.
Painting on foil was a unique experience!
My daughter is very much into coloring – much more than my Four was at this stage. So I printed the blackline alphabet book from Learning the Alphabet and brought out some markers. She loved coloring every page and naming the pictures.
We do a lot of alphabet review activities. For this one, I cut apart post-it notes. Then my Four wrote letters we’ve learned on the notes and put them in a muffin tray. My Two dropped a penny many times and named the letter in the space it landed.
We sorted our toy food and played farmer’s market.
I printed my fish bubble counting mats, and we counted the bubbles for numbers 1-6. My Two can’t count groups of objects beyond three, but this was a fun activity to do together. Lots of simple practice sessions like this one will get us there.
I printed our large block letter F and then printed it on construction paper. I cut apart the construction paper letter to make a puzzle.
Could she make the letter without the frame? Yes!
I named the pictures on this page of letter F images. She covered them with a poker chip as I named them. Get this printable for free in the download at the end of this post.
She put mini-fish erasers all along the letter F.
I pulled out some alphabet stamps and invited her to stamp F’s on the giant F.
I used my flash so you could see this image, but we were doing the activity in the dark. I wrote letters we’ve learned on sticky notes and invited my Two to shine a flashlight on letters as I named them. Later, she named the letters herself as she found them. She would have been happy to do this all morning, but I was getting bored. 😉
Finally – we don’t do much letter writing at all yet, but I thought she could attempt letter F in a salt tray since it’s a pretty basic letter. I showed her how to draw the lines with my finger, and she did the same. And then couldn’t resist playing in the tray a bit. 😉
Get your letter F printables at the end of this post!
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