It’s almost time to start Preschool! This year will be my daughter’s second year of preschool and she has been learning her letters, shapes and colors. She can say most of her ABC’s most of the time, but I wouldn’t say that she’s got it down 100%. So I like to take any chance I can to reinforce this important preschool information. This ABC Chalk Activity for Preschoolers is a fun and quick activity that you can do with your preschooler using only chalk.

ABC Chalk Activity for Preschoolers

I took our chalk out to our driveway and drew all the letters of the alphabet in large letters all across the driveway. They were probably about 1-2′ square each – plenty of space for my daughter to stand on each letter.

When I was down writing the letters, I told her to run over and stand on the “A”. Then I asked her to tell me a word that started with A. The goal is to have her say a word that starts with the letter she is standing on and then moving to the next letter.

Supplies:

Outdoor sidewalk chalk

Directions:

1. Draw the alphabet on a large sidewalk space, like a driveway.

2. Starting with the letter A, have your child stand on the letter and say a word that starts with that letter.

3.Have your child run, walk or hop to the next letter whenever they get a word right.

4. Go through the entire alphabet, saying a word for each letter. Help your child whenever they need help with a particular letter.

This is a fun activity because it is outdoors and my daughter is still moving around. I had to help her with the words, but the point isn’t that she gets everything perfect. For a reinforcement game, the goal is to simply remind, remind, remind. It takes a lot of exposure to something until it “clicks” for kids and adults, so I want to just keep reminding her of the alphabet, and letter and playing word games.

ABC Chalk Activity for Preschoolers

Next time we play, I will definitely invite a few kids her age. I think it would be so fun for them to take turns and help each other!

What’s your preschooler’s favorite chalk game?

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9 Comments on ABC Chalk Activity for Preschoolers

  1. Christine | Where The Smiles Have Been
    August 9, 2015 at 4:06 pm (2 years ago)

    My son is just starting preschool this week. We’re working on the alphabet with him AND he loves being outside, so this idea sounds perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! We hope you’ll join us again starting tonight! 🙂

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  2. Erin @ Nourishing My Scholar
    August 5, 2015 at 7:38 pm (2 years ago)

    My toddler loves chalk! She is already asking about her letters so this might be fun for her. Thanks for sharing at the #LaughLearnLinkup

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  3. Michelle
    August 4, 2015 at 8:17 pm (2 years ago)

    I use a lot of chalk activities with my TK students. We go in the parking lot where the lines are and they each have their own square to write out the number family they choose and it is like a giant piece of paper. They write letters, numbers, draw pictures in their own little square. Then at carpool they have their parent drive by to show them their work. Glad I found this at Tuesday Talk this week. Thanks for sharing at our party.

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  4. Eva @ Kidminds
    August 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm (2 years ago)

    This is a fun activity. We do it too as part of our Waldorf curriculum. It makes learning letter FUN> 3

    I discovered your blog on mom2mom.

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  5. Melinda
    August 3, 2015 at 8:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Combining the brain and large muscle movements guarantees a more lasting impression, than either activity alone! Terrific!
    Here from Inspire Me Monday.

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    • Kristen Miller
      August 4, 2015 at 8:16 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks for stopping by 😃

      Reply
  6. sue
    August 3, 2015 at 12:45 pm (2 years ago)

    What a great idea! Teaching through a game is always fun and keeps the child interested. I’m going to try this with my grandson so thank you for sharing your idea with us at #AnythingGoes link up and have a lovely day.

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    • Kristen Miller
      August 4, 2015 at 8:17 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks for stopping by 😃

      Reply

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