Looking for some fun and free letter F activities for preschool? Check these out!
We had a lot of fun with letter F! With grandparents in town at the end of the week, we didn’t get to as many activities as I’d have liked. But we were able to squeeze in some activities even as I spent several days cleaning the house and preparing for our guests.
Letter F Activities
I always start the week reading our printable books for each letter. Besides this letter F book, which comes with the wonderful Learning the Alphabet curriculum, we read my Little Letter F book of rhymes and songs, plus our letter book with photographs.
I cut out the pictures from Learning the Alphabet, and my Three glued them to the capital letter F. As we do this we always talk about the pictures and emphasize the beginning sound. “Foot! /f/, /f/, foot.”
I printed these pictures from Learning the Alphabet, and my Seven cut them into puzzles for her younger brother. This sort of thing can be very frustrating for my Three because he can’t keep the pieces lined up exactly. So I put glue on the back and we glued them onto cardstock as he pieced them together.
Note to self: next time put glue on the cardstock and not on the back of the pictures. That way the pictures can be more easily adjusted.
He dotted the F’s on this page from Learning the Alphabet.
My Three was very resistant to making balls out of play dough, but I kept showing him how to do it and encouraging him to give it a try. Soon he was having a great time making round fish bubbles with me.
I had hoped to do some letter formation practice with straight objects (since letter F is an easy one to build), but we just didn’t have time. No matter – this activity was a wonderful one for strengthening those muscles that will eventually be used for writing!
My Three asked several times this week if he could do a “pwoject.” I confess that with all the preparation for my in-laws’ arrival, I just didn’t have the time or desire to do a lot of messy activities. But he was thrilled to make this paper plate fish. He painted the plate all by himself while I was making dinner. I was very surprised that he had the patience to do the whole thing! We did the rest of the fish after the paint had dried. Check out the rest of our letter F craft ideas.
He named the numbers on this Learning the Alphabet printable as he dotted them.
For our sensory play activity, I put some dried beans and rice in a bin and pulled out our Schleich toy animals. I held up an animal, and he told me whether or not it was a farm animal. If it was a farm animal, it got a place in our farm in a box. I was pleased by how well he did with this, especially since it wasn’t long ago that he was mixing up raccoons and kangaroos!
We always like to bring it back to the whole alphabet! This week we did this puzzle find activity from I Can Teach My Child. This kept him busy for a long time!
Finally, we love to read books that feature our letter of the week. Here are some of our favorites for Letter F, with The Birthday Fish getting my personal vote for the best book! You can see many more books for letter F in our letter of the week book list.
All your links in one spot!
- Little Letter F Book (songs and rhymes)
- Letter F Dot Sticker Page
- My Letter F Book (with photos)
- Letter F Crafts
- Learning the Alphabet: get the whole series for just $10 or get Letter F for free
- Letter F Book List
- Fish Bubble Counting Mats
Is your child ready for more of a challenge?
My little guy just turned 3. If you have an older child or one who’s simply ready for the next step, try some of these!
- Try more letter F math activities.
- Do some letter F handwriting pages.
- Try Beginning Sound Cover with poker chips.
- Clip the pictures on our beginning sound clip cards.
- Practice beginning sounds with our match mats.
- Do a beginning sound coloring page.
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