Toddlers and preschoolers learn the most when there is movement and interaction involved. You can help make learning the alphabet more fun by providing activities that are creative, artistic, and memorable.
Here are 18 Letter “A” crafts for toddlers and preschoolers, grouped according to uppercase, lowercase, and crafts of things that start with the letter “A.”
Uppercase Letter “A” Crafts
Let’s start our list with these 11 uppercase letter “A” crafts that kids will have a great time putting together.
1. “A is for Airplane” Craft
Planning Playtime has a great airplane craft project that makes use of inexpensive craft materials such as craft foam, colored cardstock, a black marker, glue, and scissors.
You can download the free printable “A” template and pre-cut everything so kids can work on this project on their own.
2. “A is for Alien” Craft
This is an easy-to-make activity from Glued to My Crafts that’s perfect for young kids.
With a little help from an adult, kids can make this alien craft using two jumbo popsicle sticks, one mini popsicle stick, green paint, paintbrush, coloring materials, glue, and scissors – and don’t forget to download the printable template for the alien head!
3. “A is for Alligator” Craft
Make this alligator craft using green, white, and black construction paper, a pencil, scissors, and glue. The Teaching Aunt shows you how with their step-by-step instructions.
Your kids may need help cutting small triangles but after that, you can leave them to do the rest.
4. “A is for Ambulance” Craft
Real and Quirky show kids how to make this “A is for Ambulance” craft using craft foam, cardstock, glue, scissors, and a black marker. Make sure to download the free templates for the Letter A and the ambulance before getting started!
5. “A is for Angel” Craft
Your kids will have a divine time making this angel craft from The Resourceful Mama. They’ll need mini and jumbo-sized popsicle sticks, white cardstock paper, a pipe cleaner, glue, scissors, and a black marker.
This is a great activity for preschoolers and toddlers to practice and develop their fine motor skills. Plus, this letter “A” craft is so easy to make, they can make it on their own with minimal help from a grown up!
6. “A is for Ant” Craft
With minimum adult supervision, your kids can make this craft in under 15 minutes!
7. “A is for Antlers” Craft
Momstown Calgary made this A is for Antlers craft using colored paper, scissors, a pencil, and glue.
If you have young kids, pre-cut the shapes and let them glue the pieces together on their own. This is a fun and easy activity that’ll keep little toddler hands busy!
8. “A is for Apple” Craft
The Best Ideas for Kids teaches how to make an apple out of the letter A using craft foam, paper, scissors, a black marker, and white Elmer’s glue. The vivid red and green colors stand out, which makes this letter “A” craft a great learning tool for kids!
Download the letter “A” template here.
9. “A is for Aquarium” Craft
This aquarium craft is an adorable project from ABC’s of Literacy that simply requires craft foam in various colors, cardstock, scissors, glue, and a black marker.
The cutout pieces are quite intricate, so an adult’s help is needed to cut out all the necessary shapes kids can then glue on their own.
10. “A is for Art” Craft
Let your kids choose what colors they want to use; the more colorful it is, the better!
11. “A is for Astronaut” Craft
Last, but definitely not least in this section of uppercase letter A crafts, is this “A is for Astronaut” project from Homeschool Creations.
They used black, pink, and white foam sheets, foil, glue, scissors, and a black marker to put this astronaut together.
The various shapes can be quite intricate for a kid’s little hands, so adult help is needed. The kids will have a fun time gluing the pieces together, though!
Lowercase Letter “a” Crafts
Now that we’re done with uppercase letter “A” crafts, here’s a short but sweet list of three lowercase letter “a” crafts for toddlers and preschoolers.
12. “a is for Airplane” Craft
Here’s a lowercase version of the “A is for Airplane” craft. Punk Rock Preschool’s video (shown above) will teach kids all they need to know about how to put together this amazing airplane project.
Provide your kids with the materials they’ll need for this personalized project: blue, white, and orange construction paper, scissors, a glue stick, and your kid’s picture.
13. “a is for Apple” Craft
Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas has an easy “a is for Apple” craft that only requires red, brown, black, and green construction paper, glue, and scissors.
Kids will enjoy this activity as it involves tearing construction paper into small pieces, so there’s no need for them to use the scissors. An adult can cut the lowercase “a” beforehand.
Hooray for independence!
14. “a is for Ant” Craft
Punk Rock Preschool has a great list of letter “A” crafts and this “a is for Ant” activity is one of the best!
It makes use of lowercase letter As drawn and cut out of black construction paper and then glued together. Add a googly eye and antennae made from pipe cleaners and the craft is complete!
Crafts of Things that Start with the Letter “A”
After making uppercase and lowercase letter “A” crafts, kids can move on to learning about things that begin with the letter “A.”
Here are six awesome crafts toddlers and preschoolers will have a fun time making.
15. Paper Plate Acorn Craft
Kids can make this paper plate acorn craft all by themselves! Craft Create Cook shows how this is made using paper plates, craft paint, Elmer’s glue, brown yarn, shredded brown paper, paintbrushes, and scissors.
This craft, while simple, will require help from a grown up because it involves quite a few different steps.
16. Toilet Roll Airplane Craft
This airplane craft is fun and easy-to-make. Sara Reimer’s video tutorial teaches kids how to make this craft using a toilet paper roll, red and blue craft paint, jumbo and mini-sized popsicle sticks, decorative beads, black pipe cleaners, paintbrushes, glue, and scissors.
This airplane craft is most suitable for an older preschooler who could follow more complex instructions, but a young toddler would have fun helping mom or dad put it together, too!
17. Popsicle Stick Alligator Craft
Using a jumbo-sized popsicle stick, green pipe cleaners, googly eyes, green paint, white craft foam, a paintbrush, scissors, and glue, Factory Direct Craft teaches kids how to make a cute and simple popsicle stick alligator craft.
Kids will need help cutting the zigzag pattern for the teeth. After that, they can make this craft on their own!
18. Walking Ant Craft
Kids Craft Room has a fun and interactive walking ant craft that requires the use of colored paper, googly eyes, jumbo popsicle stick, a black marker, glue and scissors.
Kids Craft Room provides a downloadable ant template, too, but you have to pay for it.
If you don’t want to pay for the template, use your imagination and cut out the different shapes and patterns for your kids yourself!
More Adorable Alphabet Crafts, Please!
Alphabet crafts are great because they allow learning to take place in a fun, playful environment. These letter “A” crafts help stimulate a child’s imagination, promote fine motor skill development, and allow the learner to become more creative.
Do you know of any other letter “A” crafts that aren’t listed here? Share your ideas in the comments section below!
Now it’s time to move on to the other letters of the alphabet! Check out my post on 23 letter “D” crafts kids will be delighted to make.