It is helpful to provide little learners multi-sensory ways to learn the alphabet. These free printable alphabet mats can be used with play dough and other loose parts so kids can practice building letters. For preschool watermelon theme activities this watermelon ABC preschool letter printable can be used in small group or during literacy centers. Use them for your own watermelon theme, or incorporate them into your ongoing summer alphabet activities.
Watermelon ABC Preschool Letter Printable
GET A FULL WEEK OF WATERMELON THEME ACTIVITIES IN OUR PRESCHOOL WATERMELON LESSON PLANS.
PRINT TO THE SIZE YOU WANT
The free printable watermelon ABC mats are designed one to a page. This gives you a lot of flexibility for printing. Some activities require a full page per letter, while others work best with a smaller 1/2 page or 1/4 page format. Simply change your printer options to print 1 per page, 2 per page or 4 per page to get the desired layout for your activities. All mats are also available in black and white for your convenience.
I also highly recommend laminating these or using dry erase pockets so you can use them over and over again and even have kids practice writing the letters on them with dry erase markers.
SEE THIS PRINTABLE IN ACTION
Watch this quick video clip to see some of the ways we use these Watermelon ABC mats. There are a lot of fun possibilities!
WAYS TO PLAY & LEARN WITH THE WATERMELON ABCS PRESCHOOL ALPHABET PRINTABLES
Use these alphabet mats for your alphabet center, literacy groups, or morning table choices in preschool. Set them out with your favorite manipulatives and kids can build the letters on their own.
Here we’re using black buttons as pretend watermelon seeds. You could also use small tiny black pom poms or black beans.
RELATED: TOP WAYS TO TEACH THE ABCs
Our favorite way to use these mats is with play dough. Kids love squishing and rolling the dough to make each letter.
Save time by using storebought play dough, or make your own watermelon scented dough by adding watermelon Jell-o powder.
As kids work to roll the dough they are getting tons of extra fine motor practice, too!
Add in even more fine motor practice by having kids press the “seeds” into the dough.
As kids are ready to do more writing use a dry erase marker and have kids follow the letter outline to practice writing. These works well if you print the pages 4 to a sheet and bind them as a flip book.
GET YOUR FREE WATERMELON ABC MATS
The Watermelon ABC Preschool Letter Printable includes four complete alphabet options:
- Uppercase Letter Mats in Color
- Lowercase Letter Mats in Color
- Uppercase Letter Mats in Black and White (print on colored paper for added fun)
- Lowercase Letter Mats in Black and White (print on colored paper for added fun)
MORE SUMMER FUN WITH PRINTABLE WATERMELON THEME LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
GET YOUR LESSON PLANS
Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.