Try some of these fun letter T activities with your 2-year-old!
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Have you been following along with our letter of the week series for toddlers? In each post I share a collection of simple activities and printables that will help your 2-year-old learn the alphabet.
I’ll admit – life gets in the way at our house – so we’re finishing this up a month after my little girl turned three. But I’m still keeping it simple so you can find activities your toddler will love!
If your 2-year-old enjoys coloring as mine does, be sure to get the free book from Learning the Alphabet. After I assembled it, I talked about the pictures with my toddler. Then she colored them and we named the pictures once more.
I cut out these pictures from another Learning the Alphabet printable, and she glued them onto the letter T.
Here’s a simple painting activity perfect for letter T – tire track painting. We simply rolled plastic cars in washable tempera paint and made tire tracks on paper.
Here’s an oldie but a goodie – one of the first free printables I shared on my site, when I created my own clip art because I couldn’t afford to buy any yet. Some two-year-olds won’t be interested in matching the stickers to each circle on the printable, but if your child is up for it this is a great fine motor activity. Grab the printable here.
My daughter was very proud of her tiger that we made following the directions from No Time for Flashcards. She painted the plate one day. On the next day I cut out all the pieces and placed them on the plate to show her how the face could look. Then I applied the glue and she placed all the pieces down herself.
She did just two of these puzzles from Learning the Alphabet. She didn’t want to do anymore, and I didn’t insist on it. We take a very laid back approach to letter of the week – which is really essential when you are teaching a toddler.
I printed a double set of our letter T picture cards (get them in the download at the end of this post). Then we played a matching game. She’s getting better and better at this. I love seeing her little face light up when she remembers where to find a match!
Now that my toddler is writing letters on her own I knew she could handle letter T. So I pulled out a dry erase board and marker and modeled how to make a T – I’m guessing you can find mine on the board. 😉
I drew dots and asked my daughter to use them to draw her own T’s, but she quickly lost interest. As you can see.
We tried just one more time because I knew she could do it!
As an alphabet review activity, we tried this DIY Bingo game from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls. I needed to help my toddler understand how to draw a card, cover the matching letter with a magnet, and set the card aside. Then she played the game herself. If you are teaching a young 2-year-old you’ll need to be a lot more hands-on. (I was doing a separate reading lesson with her older brother at the same time.)
I know this is a fuzzy picture, but it’s always hard for me to get in-action shots! My Five wrote letters on card stock and taped them around the living room. Then my toddler collected and named each letter.
We finished the week with one more cute craft – this turtle from Fun Crafts 4 Kids. At first my daughter started by streaking the Do-a-dot marker across the turtle’s back. If she were younger, I would have let it go, but I knew she could do a fun design with dots if she wanted to.
So we started again, and this time I showed her how to make dots with the marker instead of streaks. I was delighted to see that she made this design all on her own!
We hope this gave you some inspiration for letter T activities to try with your 2-year-old!
Grab free letter and photo cards in the download below.
Check out the rest of the series!