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Letter Rolling – Alphabet Activity for Preschoolers

Ready to be the coolest parent ever? Try letter rolling! You will amaze your kids with this fun, educational alphabet activity for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners while playing with playdough.

Ready to be the coolest parent ever? Try letter rolling! You will amaze your kids. This fun alphabet activity is the perfect educational activity for summer learning or homeschooling with toddler, preschool, pre k, and kindergarten age students. Plus it makes a great playdough activity to strengthen hand muscles.

Alphabet Stamping

Learning the alphabet is a fundamental part of every child’s education. The alphabet provides the necessary building blocks for reading and writing and can be taught many ways! To make learning more effective (and fun!) try coupling the alphabet with an activity such as playdough! Playdough is a great fine motor workout. It encourages creativity too. This diy alphabet stamp is a fantastic learning experience for your little one.

Alphabet stamping is the perfect, hands-on educations activity for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students. So whether you are a parent, teacher, daycare, homeschooler, nanny, or grandparent you will love trying this alphabet activity for kids.

toilet paper roll with glue alphabet letters to use as alphabet stamping on rolled out blue playdough

Alphabet Playdough

To make an alphabet stamp you will need:

  • Paper rolls (also known as tp rolls, toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, cardboard tubes, etc)
  • Hot glue gun with refills (if you don’t have one they are only $15 and super handy for lots of projects big and small!)
  • Rolling pin (optional)
  • Flour
  • Playdough

You can use store bought or homemade dough for this play recipe. We like to use our amazing kool aid playdough , ice cream edible playdough, super soft 2 ingredient playdough, or this 3 ingredient salt dough in this activity. Either dough will work for this activity and each share benefits.

for this playdough activity, dust blue playdough with flour to make the abc prints extra visible

Alphabet Activity for Preschoolers

To begin making your homemade stamp, make sure you have removed all the paper from the roll. Use your hot glue to carefully create letters on the paper roll. (it is simple to use, but gets super hot, so follow manufacturers guidelines for safety)

***You will need to create the alphabet from right to left. The letters will need to be backwards. ***

This is to ensure the alphabet rolls on the dough correctly. Space the letters about half an inch apart. If you are using a toilet paper roll, you will need two rolls to complete the alphabet. Allow the glue to dry. Remove any glue strings from roll.

toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners will love this alphabet activity where they will make impressions of letters from A to Z

Alphabet Activity for Toddlers

Once the glue dries, you can have your child roll the dough flat with a rolling pin. Once the dough is flat practice rolling the stamp over the dough, beginning at the top and working your way down the roll. Have your child run their fingers over the letters in the dough or sprinkle on flour to create a fun alphabet letter reveal! As the flour sinks into the grooves of the dough, the letters become more apparent! It is quite fun!

Looking for more fun preschool activities? Check out strawberry counting activity, Star Words, and Catapult Math.

FREE Human Body Playdough Mats - These are such a fun hands on educational activity for kids learning about the human body, skeletal system, muscular system, human body organs, and more. Print in color or black and white and use for homeschool, science projects for kids, preschool, prek, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, and more! (kids activities, human body activities) #humanbody #playdoughmats #scienceforkids Count to 10 Spider Playdough Mats Instruments Free Playdough Mats

Free Playdough Mats

Make learning fun with free printable playdough printables that will help kids will strengthen their motor skills by molding playdough.

FREE A to Z Letter Find- super cute printable abc worksheets to help kids practice letter recognition of both uppercase and lowercase letters. Perfect for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids #alphabet #preschool #kindergarten free-alphabet-hats FREE Uppercase Letter Crafts - you will love these no prep alphabet crafts - just print, color, cut, paste, and tape / glue together #preschool #alphabet #craftsforkids

Preschool Worksheets

Here are our top preschool worksheets posts based on pageviews to get you started. The hardest part is figuring out which free preschool worksheets age 3-4 you will use first?

  • A to Z Letter Find.  Each letter worksheet has a different theme. These alphabet worksheets help kids practice ltter recognition of upper and lowercase letters.
  • Alphabet Printable Hats. Preschool age students will have fun making a letter of the week crown that features the letter and images that start with the same beginning sound. You will love the ease of these printable alphabet craft!
  • Sight Word Candyland. Grab the printable cards to turn any Candy land game into a fun way for kids to practice dolch sight words.
  • 500+ Free Coloring Pages – These coloring sheets help children strengthen fine motor skills they will need for future writing. Our huge variety is arranged by theme and month of the year for ease of use.
  • Solar System Worksheets for Kids. Learn about the solar system, stars, the sun, planets, and more with these cute printable worksheets for young learners.
  • Dinosaur Printables Pack. Preschoolers will have fun practicing preschool math, tracing letters, finishing patterns with cut and paste worksheets, and so much more with these fun dinosaur themed worksheets.
  • Printable Alphabet Crafts for Preschoolers. Kids will have fun learning their letters with these uppercase alphabet crafts to print, cut, and paste.
  • Alphabet Coloring Pages – These adorable capital letter coloring sheets are shaped like the capital letter, contain clipart to help prek work on phonemic awareness, and make an alphabet book of their own.
  • More preschool activities

Make your own alphabet stamp using a paper roll to help little kids work on letter recognition while playing with play dough

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Mary Alice Baldwin

Mary Alice Baldwin is the owner and creative director of Brainy Beginnings Network. She currently homeschools five children. While not creating activities for her children, she can be found knitting, sewing, cooking, gardening or otherwise working with her hands. :)

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