20 Fun Literacy Activities for Toddlers

Shortly after his second birthday, N started showing some real interest in letters and numbers: There have been mornings where I found him pointing at the letters on his pajama top until I identified them for him. We walk by an ophthalmologist’s office four times a day, and N¬†always stops to point at the letters on a big banner they have on the fence. I’ve started identifying letter for him wherever we go.

We try to do a tot school activity every day, and N loves it. In order to collect some ideas, I took a look back at literacy activities I did with E when she was little and at activities some of my blogging friends have written about and rounded up 20 Fun Literacy Activities for Toddlers!

Below, I’m sharing what I found – you’re welcome to use the same inspiration for your tot school ūüôā


Is your toddler showing interest in learning his or her letters? Check out these 20 fun literacy activities for toddlers that will give you plenty of inspiration for your tot school!


Alphabet Sensory Bag by Mom Inspired Life

Feed the Raccoon Alphabet Activity by Mom Explores the Smokies

Alphabet Discovery Bottle by Preschool Inspirations

DIY Caterpillar Lacing Letters by The Educators’ Spin On It

B is for Baseball Dot Marker Coloring Pages

A fun and simple no-prep way for preschoolers and toddlers to learn their letters: printable B is for Baseball Dot Marker Coloring Pages! Great with or without dot markers.

Alphabet Zoom Zip-Line Letters by Stir the Wonder

Alphabet Sensory Bin by Stay at Home Educator

Name Recognition with Bear Counters by Munchkins and Moms

Tissue Paper Letters by Life Over C’s

Letter Mazes A-Z

Help preschoolers learn their letters with letter mazes! Try this S is for Strawberry Letter Maze, or click through for mazes for all letters, numbers, and the alphabet!

ABC Photo Book by Powerful Mothering

Alphabet Ocean Sensory Bin by Mom Inspired Life

Raining Hearts Movement Activity and Letter Practice by Mom Explores the Smokies

Alphabet Hop

Alphabet Hop: Super simple gross motor learning activity - because learning is more effective and more fun while moving!

Fall Alphabet Jewel Fine Motor Practice by Preschool Inspirations

Swimming Letters with Dory by The Educators’ Spin On It

Hot Glue Name Recognition and Writing Activity by Stay At Home Educator

Rainbow My Name Puzzles by Powerful Mothering

Magnetic Letter Matching

Alphabet Activities for Kids: Make a DIY magnetic letter matching board!


Do your kids love learning activities?

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  1. There are so many great activities here! Thanks for including us!