There are so many alphabet printable games but sometimes we just need to get the kids moving. These alphabet movement games are super simple to prepare and use. Some of these games involve balls. Games with balls can be so much fun for kids and great for their gross motor development too! In our homeschool, we’ve used a few of these alphabet games with balls successfully.
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Literacy movement activities
Here are the best four I’ve found that work perfectly for active kids.
Why do kids love activity?
Kids are naturally active and energetic. They need a lot of movement in order to be healthy, happy and successful.
The best way to keep children active is by providing them with plenty of opportunities for physical activity. This can be through games, activities or sports.
Why is it important to provide some active games for kids?
We need to find ways to encourage our kids to be more active. They are often sedentary and spend a lot of time in front of screens.
As parents, we can help by introducing them to movement games that they will enjoy and benefit from.
Playfulness is an important element for children’s development. It helps them develop their motor skills and have fun while they work on their social skills with other children.
Movement games are a great way to introduce some playfulness into their day without it being too overwhelming for them.
Alphabet ball games
The games below include some super fun ideas to engage your students or children with movement AND literacy practice.
Look no further, these Alphabets Hidden Games will make every child jump for joy when they’re about to learn! Hidden letter games are great for toddlers who love to move around and ‘find items’ too.
Alphabet fishing game from the Imagination Tree – I love this little game. Grab a fishing net, some tennis balls and you’re off to a great game.
The kids will love ‘fishing’ for the alphabet balls, you can even create a beginning sounds game with this to develop more skills.
Head to the link above to see how to set this up and to see it in action from The Imagination Tree.
Alphabet ball throw from Playdough to Plateau – what a great way to practice alphabet recognition skills and gross motor skills. Head to the website to see how to prepare this activity with your kids.
Alphabet Bowling with Cups – program some cups with letters on them the the kids will kick the ball to try to hit the cups then identify the letters on the cups. Such a cute activity. Head to Fun Learning for Kids to see how to set this up.
Basketball alphabet game with a twist – this one is so adorable and it has a fine motor twist to it too! The kids will get to throw the ‘balls’ into the basketball net.
You can use real tennis balls here too but they’ve got printable cards you can use as well. Head to School Time Snippets to see how to set this up.
More alphabet games:
- When should a child recognise letters of the alphabet [Free 250+ Page ABC Bundle]
- Fun Ways to Teach the Alphabet to Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Teaching the Alphabet to Toddlers [Easy Ideas to Start]
If you find that some of your students or children are struggling to learn the alphabet, be sure to see these tips and tricks to help you navigate this realm.
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