Alphabet Hop

The following activities can be used with the Alphabet Hop Mat, Alphabet Hopscotch Stickers, or Alphabet Hop Stencil.

Please note: We updated the design of this material in 2021 to include both capital and lowercase letters. In the images and videos, it shows our previous version. The activities can still be used in the same way with the updated design.

PreK - Grade 1

    Manipulatives

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    1. Jumping the Letter Name

      Have your student begin on START HERE. Have them jump on each letter while saying the name of the letter. Be sure that they say the name of the letter...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

    2. Jumping the Pictures

      Have your student begin on START HERE. Have them jump on each picture while saying the name of the picture. Be sure that they say the name of the picture...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

    3. Jumping the Letter Sounds

      Have your student begin on START HERE. Have them hop on each letter while saying the sounds each letter makes.

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

    4. The Alphabet Hop

      This activity is a combination of the first three activities. Have your student begin on START HERE. Have them hop on the letter A and say “a, apple, ahhh, ahhh,...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

    5. Vowel Hopping the Letter Name

      Have your student begin on START HERE. Choose a vowel that is represented on the mat. Have your student walk up the side of the mat looking for that vowel....READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

    6. Vowel Hopping the Letter Sound

      Have your student begin on START HERE. Repeat the above activity, having your student say the vowel sound.

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

    7. Vowel Hopping the Pictures

      Have your student begin on START HERE. Repeat the above activity, having your student say the vowel picture name.

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

    8. Consonant Hopping the Letter Sound

      Have your student begin on START HERE. This time, choose a consonant on which to focus the game. Repeat the above activity, having your student say the consonant sound.

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

    9. Consonant Hopping the Pictures

      Have your student begin on START HERE. Repeat the above activity, having your student say the consonant picture name.

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

    10. Bean Bag Fun

      Have your student toss a bean bag on the mat. Have them hop on the mat up to the bean bag, pick up the bean bag, and say the name...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

    11. Letter Match

      Make cards or use the letter cards on the following pages. Place the letter cards in a hat, box, or in a pile on the floor. Have a student select...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

    12. Think of a Word

      Have a student begin on START HERE. Have them jump on the A and shout, “A!” Ask, “Can you think of a word that begins with A that is not...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

    13. Spelling Words

      Have a student begin on START HERE. Ask them to spell one of your current spelling words using the mat. For example, if the word is “cat,” the student would...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

    14. Tongue Twister

      Have your student toss a bean bag on the mat. Have them come up with a sentence that has four (or whatever number you select) words beginning with that letter.

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

    15. Picture Letter Hop

      Use the picture flashcards on the following pages. Hold up a picture flashcard for the student to see. Have the student jump to the letter that is shown on the...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1