Magnetic letters are one of the staples of early education. But it’s easy to get trapped in a box of using the same activities over and over again. While there is nothing wrong with using tried and true activities, you may want shake things up a bit by trying some of these creative magnetic letter activities
These ideas are hands-on, and many of them can be done by kids without the assistance of a teacher or parent. Set these up in literacy centers or use them throughout the day to strengthen other lessons you are teaching.
Pair these with our Pre-k and Kindergarten Centers for learning fun all year long!
These magnetic letter activities are perfect for kids in preschool or kindergarten, or for any kid who is just learning their letters for the first time.
Use them in 1st grade too for word work and spelling – there are tons of possibilities!
(If you are looking for new letter magnets, I like these color coded letter magnets for classroom use).
Creative Magnetic Letter Activities
Use magnetic letters to play this never ending CVC words game.
Kids will love this fun printable designed to go along with alphabet magnets.
Strengthen spelling skills with magnetic letters with this fun spelling tray!
Match up letters with this fun “Magnet Match” printable activity.
Make a garden sensory bin with magnetic letters and this printable.
Fill in the missing letters in this magnetic letter cookie sheet activity.
Learn letter sequencing in this fun activity. / School Time Snippets
This spelling sensory bin is tons of fun! / Something 2 Offer
Turn magnetic letters into towers. / Handmade Kids Art
Build a word with magnetic letters and this printable activity. / This Reading Mama
Make a rainbow out of magnetic letters! / Fantastic Fun and Learning
Kids will love magnetic letter slam. / Mom Inspired Life
Build digraph words with this magnetic letter activity. / This Reading Mama
Make magnetic alphabet soup! / Pre-K Pages
Match the letters in this simple activity / Simple Fun for Kids
Use this activity to use magnetic letters to learn sight words / Mom Inspired Life
These fill-in-the-blank word printables are super cute. / No Time for Flash Cards
Build CVC words with magnets with these printable CVC sound boxes. / Playdough to Plato
Sort magnetic letters by color in this activity. / Fun a Day
What is more fun than alphabet goo? / Learn with Play at Home
Magnetic letters make the perfect sight word puzzles! / Our Whimsical Days
More Ideas with Supplies you Have
Looking for more fun literacy ideas with supplies you likely already have? What about LEGOS?
Hop over and check out some of our favorite ways to learn awesome literacy skills with Legos.