If you’ve used *Reading the Alphabet* or any of our Pre-K/K Packs, you are familiar with grid games. *Reading the Alphabet* includes grid game activities, but not for every letter of the alphabet.

I’ve had several requests to complete them to have all 26 alphabet grid games. We’ve also stuck specifically to grid games that count to 20. But today, I have the complete set of Alphabet Grid Games for numbers 1-20…plus there’s MORE!

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### Why Grid Games?

Grid games are wonderful for so many reasons.

1- They reinforce one-to-one correspondence when counting the die/dice and as they place objects on the boards.

2- They can help kids subitize (the ability to see a group of objects, like dots on a die, and group them instead of counting each one.)* This is a harder skill, but one that kids will need as they get deeper into math.*

3- They work on early literacy skills, such as reading left to right and the return sweep to the next line.

4- They help kids practice counting. We usually count after we’ve finished each grid.

5- They integrate some fun fine motor work as kids pick up objects (or use tongs) and place them on the grids.

### Alphabet Grid Games

And when you combine a little letter fun to the mix, kids are also practicing some early phonics skills, such as letter sounds, which is what you’ll find in these Alphabet Grid Games Packs {free downloads at the end of this post.} In these free packs, you’ll find** Alphabet Grid Games for numbers 1-20, 1-30 and 1-50 PLUS some bonus grids** in each pack. Woohoo!

To play, you simply roll a die (or you can use two dice for the 1-50 grid game), count the number of dots you have rolled and place that many objects on the board, starting at the top left and moving to the right.

For example, we used jewels for *J*. S*ee suggestions for covering each board below as it corresponds with each letter of the alphabet.*

Depending upon what you choose to cover the grid with, you may want to slip the grid into a plastic sleeve protector or laminate it. For example, we used P is for playdough as she pinched off a piece of playdough to fill her board. We also worked on patterns here, too, another thing you can integrate right into this activity!

### Bonus Grid Games Included!

In the pack, I’ve included a numbers grid, numbers tracing grid and blank grids for numbers 1-20, 1-30 and 1-50. Kids can write directly on the paper or

slip the grid into a plastic sleeve protector and use dry erase markers for some handwriting practice over and over again {perfect for a math center or independent math work}!

### Covering your Alphabet Grid Games

Here are a few suggestions for covering your grid games for most letters of the alphabet. *For any letter not mentioned below, you could cover grids with simple objects you already have on hand, alphabet stickers, or alphabet stamps*, like shown here:

**Aa**– red, green, and yellow cherries from Hi-Ho Cherry-O to make “apples”, animal counters, alphabet letters (foam letters, stickers, stamps, tiles, beads, etc.)

**Bb**– beads, bears (counting bears), counters, dried beans, bug counters

**Cc**– cubes, coins (real or plastic)

**Dd**– DUPLO bricks, dice

**Ff**– family counters, farm animals, plastic fruit

**Gg**– goldfish

**Jj**– jewels (or marble pebbles)

**Kk**– kidney beans, kernels

**Ll**– learning links, LEGO bricks

**Mm**– magnets, m&m’s, marshmallows, marker (crossing off each one with marker)

**Nn**– foam numbers, noodles (uncooked)

**Pp**– playdough, push pins, pegs, uncooked pasta, pennies, paint (paint in each square as you roll), pattern blocks, popcorn

**Tt**– letter tiles, triangles (from the pattern blocks or learning links), train cars

**Uu**– unifix cubes

**Vv**– vehicle counters, vehicles (Matchbox-type vehicles),

**Ww**– wheel pasta

**Yy**– yellow objects (counting bears, links, unifix cubes, 3-d shapes, etc.), cut pieces of yarn

**Zz**– Zoobs

### More Grid Games:

- Find seasonal grid games (to 20) in each Pre-K/K Pack
- Grid Games for Pre-K through K {Pre-K Pages}
- Grid Games for Pre-K Math {PreKinders}
- Leafy, Fall Grid Games {Teach Mama}

### Download these FREE Alphabet Grid Games Below:

### Grid Games for 1-20

Grid Games for 1-30

Grid Games for 1-50

Enjoy!

~Becky

Cassie @ 3Dinosaurs.com says

Another great idea!

thisreadingmama says

Thanks, Cassie! 🙂

Sandy says

I am curious what your conversation looks like in trying to reinforce letters and the sound by using the math grid. Thank you for your great work!! I have used your cutting packages in my classroom and the kids love it!!!

CS Calkins says

I have been following your blog for years and use your creations from the Bob Books to the Thematic Packs and everything in between in my homeschool. MANY, HUGE thanks for ALL your work!!!

thisreadingmama says

Aw, you are VERY welcome! Thanks for stopping by to say “hi”!

Kent Wartick says

My wife, who teaches preschool and pre-K at Trinity Lutheran School in Hobart, IN is looking for a patter for your Upper case/Lower Case Q matching game. Is this available? How do I purchase/download it?