Kindergarten Worksheets > Alphabet Parade > Letter A
These worksheets are designed to introduce your child to the letter A. Beginning with the first worksheet in the collection, the worksheets progress from beginning (identifying the letter) to intermediate (identifying words that begin with the letter A sound) to complex (learning to write the letter A).
A - Coloring
A - Scramble
A - Letter in Word
A (short) - Sound in Picture
A (long) - Sound in Picture
A - Tracing
a - Tracing
Activity suggestions to supplement the Letter A alphabet worksheets
- Looking in the mirror with your child, take turns pretending you are at the doctor. Stick out your tongue and say the short A sound “ah, ah, ah” (as in the word cat) and then have your child repeat after you. This will give your child important practice making the short A sound.
- Put food on a plate in front of your child and ask him to name them by saying: “There is a ___ on the plate” each time he points to a piece of food. This will give him important practice making the long A sound.
- Find magazine covers or ads with bold letters. Ask your child to circle the lowercase a each time he sees it. Remind him that there are many different fonts and ways to print the letter a. Be sure to show your child how both the uppercase A and lowercase a both have small nooks inside them, when written correctly. The uppercase A has a small triangle and the lowercase a has a small oval.
- While reading your child a favorite book, pause before turning each page and ask him to count aloud how many uppercase or lowercase letter As he can spot on the page. The lowercase letter a is a very common letter so your child should have no problem spotting it at least once on each page. After you have read the entire book, challenge him to find the page with the most As.
Tips for using the Letter A tracing letters worksheets
- Writing the uppercase letter A is like drawing a tent. After drawing the first diagonal line down, have your child lift his pencil, go back to the top and make the second wall of the tent. Then, direct him to draw one short line that connects the two walls of the tent at their midpoints.
- In many ways, writing the lowercase letter a is similar to writing a lowercase letter o, letter c, or letter d, since all of those letters begin at the top with a round curve downward and to the left. When writing the lowercase letter a, have your child start with his pencil just below the dotted middle line, creating the nice round curve back to where he began writing, and then sharply changing direction to add the straight line downward. Remind your child not to lift the pencil until the letter is complete, since this will create a smooth curve and a sharp line downward.