75+ Ideas, Resources, and Printables for Teaching ABCs and Reading

Teaching ABCs and reading can be such a fun and rewarding experience for you and your children! The resources below will help you teach your children letter recognition, letter sounds, and sight words. Also included are resources for teaching your children to read when they’re ready to move beyond ABCs! And finally, we’ve included some articles with information about helping your children enjoy reading and about keeping reading logs.

Keep in mind that some articles cover more than one of these topics/heading, so be sure to take  a look at all of the categories since there may be links to resources that will help you. Enjoy!

HHM Teaching ABCs and Reading



Edible ABC Slime

Alphabet Beads Soap Foam

ABC Sensory Window Bag

Frozen ABC Chocolate Chalk

Alphabet Dot Activity Pages for Preschoolers

Focus on the Alphabet Printables for Preschool

Super Fun Hands on Alphabet Activities for Kids

3 Ways to Introduce Phonics with Magnet Letters

Dump Truck Pick Up the Alphabet Game

3 Ways to Learn the Alphabet with Play Dough

ABC Learning The Alphabet Printables, Alphabet Games and More

Learning to Read Series: Part 4- Play Letter and Phonemic Awareness Games Often

Phonemic Awareness Free Worksheets for Kids

Stuffed Felt Alphabet Letters (Sewing Tutorial)

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Small World with Free ABC Printable

Preschool Letter Activities: 3 Ways to Teach the ABC’s

Preschool Letter Worksheets and Preschool Letter Activities

Free Printable Alphabet Letters Bingo!

Learning the Montessori Way: Letters and Sounds

Teach Letter Sounds Using Montessori Principles

Alphabet Game

Dr. Seuss’s ABC Photo Scavenger Hunt

Top Learning Tools: Best Alphabet Videos

10 Alphabet Songs You May Not Know

6 Alphabet Picture Books

ABC Chalk Activity for Preschoolers

Read to Me and ABC: Letter of the Week Preschool Program

Alphabet Tic-Tac-Toe

ABC Fishing Preschool Activity Bag

Laundry Letters Matching Game

ABC Lapbooks for Early Learners

5 Days of Letter Recognition Activities (ABC Memory)

Learn Your ABCs on an Architecture Scavenger Hunt

Teaching the Alphabet

Dr. Seuss’s ABC Book Activities

Alphabet Activities Inspired by Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

How Do You Teach the Letters of the Alphabet?

Free Alphabet Letter Case Puzzles

Free Road Letters printable for learning the alphabet {101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet}

Erasing Letters with a Q-Tip {101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet}

Letter Puzzles {101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet}

Beginning Sounds Alphabet Clip Cards {101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet}

Alphabet Lacing Cards {101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet}

DIY Letter Sounds Practice Mat

Raising Readers/Reading Logs/Special Situations

Is Your Child Ready to Learn to Read?

How to Raise Kids Who Are Readers

Tips for Raising a Reader

Does My Child Have Dyslexia? Plus Free Printable Bookmarks

Printable Fall Reading Logs and Report Forms

Free Minecraft Printables for Reading: Bookmarks, Reading Logs, and Book Reports

5 Easy Ways to Encourage a Reluctant Reader to Read

14 Things You Should Know About Reading Readiness

Phonics: Your Questions Answered

Reading & Pre-Reading:

Reading With Dry Erase Blocks

Pre-Reading Printables, Activities and Games for Kids

The Best Reading Strategies to Get Your Kids to Love Reading

Reading Comprehension Strategies and Games

10 Word Family Activities for Beginning Readers

Herding Cats: Cultivating a Love of Reading in Your Toddler

Latticed Learning: Daily Resources

R!K: A Reading Incentive That’s More Than Just a Reward

Top Learning Tools: Reading Resource Edition

A Year of Read-Aloud Classics

Fantastic Free Books You Can Download Right Now

Great Reading Incentive Programs

31 Days of Phonics Cards: Introduction

Build Reading Fluency with Reading Charts

BOB Book Printables

We’re Going on a Word Hunt

Word Family Coloring Cards for Your Beginning Reader

Pre-Reading Using Montessori Language Objects

5 Ways to Use Games to Teach Reading

5 Fun & Active Reading Games for Kids

Your Child Learns. Teaching Your Child to Read.

Simon Says with a Reading Game Twist

Montessori Pre-Reading Activities

CVC Word Puzzle

Beginning Letter Sounds: Free Matching Cards

Short e Word Work

Easy and Free Beginning Letter Sound Match

Beginning Sound Puzzles

Free Printables for Reading and Dr. Seuss

Icy Fun: Frozen Words Language Arts Activity

Teaching Kids to Read Without Really Teaching

Sight Words:

Pre-Primer Sight Words Poster and Flash Cards

Teaching Reading with Sight Word Games, Activities, and Worksheets

Sight Word Printables and Activities

Fine Motor Skill Fun with Sight Words

Color Grab Bag: Color Sight Words Game

Bottle Cap Sight Word Game

Sight Word Game: Read to the Top!

Bottle Cap Word Sort

Nerf Gun Sight Word Shoot

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HHM co-owner and owner/writer at Homeschooling Blessings
Wendy lives in the South with her husband, Scott, and 3 children. She is a Christian, homeschooling, work-from-home mom. She is involved in her local church, is co-owner of the Hip Homeschool Moms website, and she teaches Training for Warriors classes at her local gym, Everwine Fitness. She and Scott were high school sweethearts and have been married for 25 years. Her oldest child, Hannah, is now age 20. She has autism, and Wendy began homeschooling her at age 2. Her son, Noah, is now age 19 and is the second homeschool graduate in the family. Her youngest child is Mary Grace, age 13, who is a social butterfly and ballerina. Wendy loves reading, eating gluten free, and working out.

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