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Free Preschool Games & Activities

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Use our free preschool games, activities and printables to build language skills in your preschoolers, kindergartners or any young learners.      

Here at Spelling Words Well, we know that even very young children can learn letter names and sounds. Usually the kids with strong, early language skills are the ones who grow up to be great readers and fantastic spellers!

Free Preschool Games

free ABC picture cards

Memory Matches - Use a familiar format to give kids lots of practice in matching pictures the beginning letters. Our free printable playing cards for the entire alphabet makes it easy!

One Sock, Two Socks – Super-simple game-like lesson for teaching the correct spelling of regular plural nouns . Fits CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1c  (Regular plural nouns)  

What's Missing? - Teach preprimer sight words. It's never too early for kids to master these important words. Teach memory, reading and spelling skills with these simple formats! 

toy block with the letters ABC

Free Alphabet Games - "Secret Letters" and "Order, Please!"  Two easy games to play with a group of early learners.

Free Preschool Games for Phonics - 3 simple adaptations of familiar formats with a phonics twist.


Preschool Computer Game: Let your child sound out 3 words in each group, decide the first letter of all the words in the set, then click the big button to check his answer! 

Which One? and Alphabetical Objects: Two free preschool activities that you can do with your child around the house, in the car, or in the classroom. The only supplies required are a few everyday items.

Stand Up, Sit Down - You and your kids are sure to love this game that asks kids to listen to consonant sounds and to move!

big green pickle

A Pickle or a Tickle:  Fun preschool game for children! Your students will need to listen carefully to initial consonant sounds as they play these entertaining games.

Clip Count:  A fun preschool counting game that teaches number words, too!

Letter Lane - Phonics game board

Letter Lane - A phomenic awareness board game that features beginning consonant sounds for the letters b,d,f and m. No reading is necessary. 

Consonant Clues - Classic game format, adaptable for many language skills. Examples included.

ABC Pop-Up   -   One of the simplest free preschool games around. That makes it perfect for young students and busy preschool teachers!

Free Preschool Worksheets, Word Lists and Flash Cards

Rhyme Time  Two cute printables to give early learners practice in identifying rhyming words with short and long vowel sounds. 

Kindergarten sight words: A list of preprimer and primer sight words from the Dolch service list, along with several ways to practice the words with your young students.

walrus sitting at the edge of the water

Phonics Flash Cards - Cute pictures and letters help to teach initial sounds.

Sight Words Flash Cards - Help your students learn Dolch preprimer and primer words!

ABC Phonics Poem - A fun and funny way to learn about initial sounds!

Who Wants It? - A fun sing-song activity to help kids listen to match initial sounds to the correct letters.  

Phonic games - Picture This gameboard

Alphabet printables - Worksheets for ABC practice, free and  ready-to-print.

 ABC Fill-Ins: Two pages give students practice in completing the alphabet, then finding letters that spell a few kid-friendly words.  

Letter Lines - Two fun worksheets that ask kids to read, copy and spell some simple three and four letter words. Perfect for kids who are eager to learn to read!

yellow school bus

Circle Sounds Maze - Kids find words that begin with B, then color their way through a fun maze!  See this maze for D words.

What's Last? Two cute pages in which kids need to say the names of some common objects and identify their ending sounds.

Phonics Worksheets – Write simple words with short vowel sounds

Picture This – Phonics Game. Students try to cover the most pictures as they identify short vowel sounds. 

Additional Resources

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Don't miss our new collection of Sight Word Games and Activities. It's never to early to start teaching these essential words. 

You may be ready for these Kindergarten Sight Words.  Or if you need slightly more difficult words, games and activities, check out our supply of 1st grade spelling resources!


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 AnyWord Spelling Practice Series Worksheets, games & prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words! 

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