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Letter F Worksheets & Printables

Worksheets and printables for teaching the letter F. Practice letter recognition, letter formation, handwriting, and beginning sound F. 

Although young children may be able to recite the alphabet, they need practice to recognize each letter in print. Provide them with many opportunities to work with letters to become familiar with their physical characteristics.

When teaching the letter “f,” it is helpful to have it displayed so children can refer to it. Consider hanging alphabet posters on the wall or bulletin board. You can also provide children with their own individual alphabet charts to use. Provide children with opportunities to engage in letter sorts, using magnetic letters or tiles. They can also create the letter “f” using playdough, go on letter hunts, use letter stamps, and practice with flashcards.

It is important for children to learn how to print letters correctly. This will allow them to form letters efficiently and with automaticity, freeing up their energy to focus on the content of their writing. Children need explicit instruction on the letter’s starting point and the correct motions that follow.

To teach letter formation, use verbal pathways that help cue children when printing. For the lowercase “f,” model the phrase, “Pull back, down, and cross” as you print the letter. For the uppercase “F,” use the phrase, “Pull down, across, across.”
In addition to using a pencil and paper, children can practice their printing using fingerpaint, whiteboards, chalkboards, and sand or salt trays. They can even use juggling scarves to mimic the correct motions using broad, sweeping gestures.

When children are learning the sounds that letters make, it is helpful to relate them to familiar objects that begin with each sound. For the letter “f,” children can associate it with objects like frogs, flowers, and fish. To make their own anchor chart, they can fill a block letter “f” with pictures or drawings of the items.

Provide children with further opportunities to learn letter sounds by matching the letters to pictures. For example, the letter “f” can be matched with a fox. They can also color pictures that begin with the correct sound. (e.g., Color the fries. Do not color the lizard.)

As you introduce new letters, children can also add them to their own, individual alphabet book. Each page contains one letter, displaying both its uppercase and lowercase formation. Children can then add pictures to represent the letter’s sound.

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