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FREE Printable Alphabet Flash Cards


Teaching the Alphabet. Easy as ABC.

Free Alphabet Flashcards and Alphabet Animal Flashcards. Learning their ABCs the easy way. On this page you will find a great selection of free printable alphabet flash cards and free animal flashcards, just download and print. Make it easy and fun for your child or children to learn the alphabet.

Having a child of my own I remember searching online for printable alphabet flash cards We had great fun playing with these. Making learning the fundamentals of ABC fun. I wanted something easy just to print out laminate and play, and that I could use again and again.

My daughter played more with these than any other gift she ever received, she loved wandering about with them, and would show them to anyone who listened, and loved it when they too would start interacting with her, and she would copy their sounds, pointing to the flash cards, I tried to use a mix of pictures and text however the animal alphabet flashcards were a favourite

Teaching the Alphabet the easy way

Alphabet Pictures available

Alphabet Flash Cards Printable - ABC Uppercase Printable Flashcards - Uppercase ABC Printables


I found having each child in the class a set of Uppercase and lowercase ABC's printed out cut up separately and kept in a tin, great fun as we started to explore their ABCs Also sending these home to use with their parents when starting to form basic words etc. Invaluable resource.

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Alphabet Flash Cards Printable - abc Lowercase Printable Letters with Exta Vowels - Free to print out ABC printables PDF

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ABC-printables-lower case

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First Steps to Learning the Alphabet

Using the Letters of Your Childs Name

Using your Childs name is a wonderful way to introduce the Alphabet. It also is a stepping stone for introducing BIG Uppercase letters for the Name and lowercase for the rest of the their name.

This is actually a very important step for children, When reading and their initial books, will all have Capital letters at the beginning of sentences, so start off the right way by introducing the importance of a capital letter.

With my Daughter I used to say it was a BIG R for Rebecca as her name was very special so all names deserve a BIG R.

Always remember to pronounce the rrrrrrrrr...............for Rebecca. As this helps them to identify the sounds of the letter too.

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Resources to teach your child the Alphabet

Knowing when to start with children with learning their alphabet varies from parent to parent, and child to child, however research shows us that the more you speak to your child, the more we read to our children, the quicker the child will start to repeat sounds, their speech develpoment and identifying pictures.

A child between 18 - 24 months will often surprise you with their attempts at speaking, and there is no better times to start.

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So it is important to have, activities around the house that help promote learning in a fun way, whether it be an alphabet picture taped to the bottom half of the kitchen door, or the Alphabet Fridge magnets

Always a fun one, and if like our house, even at age 10 we still have them on the notice board, where she can leave silly messages or even work out how to spell harder words.

picture shown here is Educational Insights Jumbo Uppercase AlphaMagnets -Multicolored

Alphabet Flash Cards Printable with Pictures

Upper Case and Lowercase - ABC Teaching resources

As a teacher always looking for resources ofr the class, I loved they had everything to hand and geat color resources. You will find not only fabulous these fabulous ABC flashcards but phonics worksheets, phonics posters, flash cards for introduction, coloring sheets, game cards, handouts, worksheet makers

and more.

To print out the high Quality abc resource cards, please Click to visit the website for even more resources

The flashcards shown here, are to show you the high standard you can expect from I love this website, and think the owners have a fantastic collection for ABC resources. To visit their site please visit


Printable online alphabet colouring sheets

Free colouring pages for learning the alphabet

If you own a printer and a laminator then printing the Letters of the Alphabet on a word document, Laminate them, then your child can use a dry wipe marker to trace around the letters.

these can be used again and again and again.

Black and white colouring pages for teaching your child the alphabet and have fun colouring in @Learning Planet

Essentials for Teaching your Childs the Alphabet

Anything you can use over and over again is essential for teaching your child and helping them to learn.

A Printer. I like Epson as I feel the ink goes so much further whether you are printing black or white. Laminator, not only for creating reusable alphabet flashcards, but also keeping their work and achievements in good condition. I still use the laminator on my daughter certificates to keep them.

Colored dry wipe marks and a white board. Make excellent additions to your teaching and helping your child in the learning process.

Learning the Alphabet with Flashcards - High quality alphabet stencils and flashcards

print off these sheets, laminate and you instantly have your very own Flashcards for learning their ABCs

Animals for learning - learning the ABCs ...


I love this website that has hundreds of Pintable pages, and worksheets. they are really clear, and easy and fun to understand for the younger ones

printable Alphabet Pages

animal abc flashcards

animal abc flashcards

Zoo Flashcards

Learn the Alphabet for Toddlers print off FREE

Start an ABC Zoo

Print off these and colour having your very own animal zoo

From Anteater to Zebra print off these gorgeous animal flashcards

image credit: Animal ABC @ Allposter available to buy

Learn the Alphabet Song - Teach The Alphabet by Song Now you kow your ABCs

We had great fun learning the ABC alphabet song, teaching some of the older kids I would work with the alphabet. We would sometimes even teach them how to play the abc song on the piano. This helped to take a way the embarrassment of a child at 11 or 12 learning the basics ABCs But when they could claim to play the piano too, it worked wonders for them!

Teaching the ABCs - What did you find the most effective for teaching the ABCs

Sometimes I would use flashcards or sometimes I would use the song. Each child was different.

These FREE printable resources are colourful and easy to use, give your child the best start in life and help them to become a great reader.

Right click and Save to your computer to print off.

These have been made by me and are only for personal or classroom use. They have been made using FREE images all available in the public domain and each image and its publisher under their licience allows me to build and adapt the images.

ABC Animal Flashcards - Aa-Hh



Animal A B C cards to print - Lower and Upper Case Alphabet flashcards with animals



Right click and save to computer then print

These were made by and only to be used for classroom or personal use

Animal Flashcards Qq-Zz - Lower case flashcards- upper case flashcards



© 2011 Lisa Auch

Do you have any tips to share for teaching preschooloers ABC - or fun games you played with your children while learning their alphabet

talanted_one on November 19, 2013:

Thank you so much,very useful!!!

OUTFOXprevention1 on October 11, 2013:

Those are great! Thanks for the learning lens.

WriterJanis2 on February 07, 2013:

These are so helpful to kids trying to learn the alphabet. Blessed!

anonymous on October 29, 2012:

Great resource. Very good lens.

anonymous on October 14, 2012:

thanks for the flash alphabets very useful in my project great lens

Missmerfaery444 on September 19, 2012:

Great resources! We love learning the alphabet with both flash cards and magnetic letters!

Faye Rutledge from Concord VA on September 04, 2012:

Flash cards are a fun way to teach the alphabet. I used them with my kids.

steph-naylor on July 23, 2012:

This is a pretty cool lens!

MelanieMurphyMyer on May 08, 2012:

Hi Lisa. Nice lens! I am new here and am wondering how you added the flash cards PDF's to your lens. Is there an article about how to do that? Thanks!

anonymous on February 13, 2012:

really good & usefull books..

thank you.

Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on February 11, 2012:

What great resources for teaching kids their ABCs! Love the vintage animal flashcard image!

anonymous on February 10, 2012:

very useful and informative lens

jimmyworldstar on February 05, 2012:

That first picture is a creative way to depict the letters of the alphabet! For me it was just rote memorization of the alphabet song (you know the one).

jadehorseshoe on December 20, 2011:

USEFUL lens!

Buchamar on December 12, 2011:

I love flashcard apps on the iPad, touch is touch a natural interface for these types of activities!

anonymous on November 12, 2011:

Have a look at the sesame street site would be my tip but this lens covers a lot of useful information. I am a grandmother and when my grandchildren stay with me we use the sesame street website, my grandchildren are not only able to do fun activities, but it has taught them how to use the computer

Steve Jones from Birmingham UK on September 25, 2011:

A very useful and informative lens indeed. Thanks.

katiecolette on September 01, 2011:

I think refrigerator magnets work really well, and LeapFrog makes so many great toys to help with teaching the alphabet :)

sousababy on July 28, 2011:

Sometimes the tried and true toys are the best - like building blocks with letters and Lego. What a great resource your lens is. What we do is look for something in nature that begins with each letter of the alphabet when we are outside or on a long road trip. It really makes you appreciate wildlife and natural surroundings (plus the time seems to fly by).

Donnette Davis from South Africa on June 23, 2011:

Flashcards are absolutely vital in our homeschooling situation.. I learned to make my own very early on and now publish books which include flashcards... Thank you so much x

mukeshdaji on May 25, 2011:

Divika reads writes well, I have Nevan & Ava to still go, I am going to use these printable flashcards for sure, nice!

Liz Mackay from United Kingdom on May 12, 2011:

Great resource.

anonymous on May 09, 2011:

Well, I don't know how I missed this little gem. I've already lensrolled and featured it on my ABC Fun Kit, thank you!

maximumgravity1 on April 14, 2011:

I wish I had this resource when my daughter was age appropriate. She is heading towards 7th grade now, and finding harder things to entertain her with homeschooling stuff - great resource

Mark Falco from Reno, Nevada on March 30, 2011:

Very useful thanks, we'll be needing resources like these in a few months.

pixelposy on March 27, 2011:

Every house with kids should have the alphabet fridge magnets. We're in the kitchen so often, what a great way to keep an eye on them while working on their alphabet, reading and spelling skills. Thanks for the great lens.

CruiseReady from East Central Florida on March 27, 2011:

Some very nice resources here, and it's wonderful that you have included some downloadable / printable freebies, too!

tiff0315 on February 20, 2011:

You found some great stuff. I'm lensrolling this one for sure!

Senora M on February 18, 2011:

Great lens! Blessed by the Toddler Neighborhood Angel! I am trying to teach my 2 year old his letters right now. So fun! :)

hayleylou lm on February 14, 2011:

Excellent resource for children, **blessed** by the Squid Angel for Parenting and Kids. We will be featured on my new Squid Angel lens, coming soon.

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