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Letter T Worksheets & Printables

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

Children often start learning the letters of the alphabet by singing the “ABCs.” Although they can recite the song, this does not automatically translate to being able to identify each letter in different contexts and in different orders. To solidify their letter recognition, children must learn the distinct physical characteristics of each letter. Then, they can identify the letters individually and when embedded in words.

To help children learn the letter “T,” it’s helpful to have it displayed so they can refer to it. Hang an alphabet poster on the wall or provide children with their own alphabet chart that they can keep at their table or desk. Engage them in sorting activities using materials such as magnetic letters, tiles, or flashcards. (e.g., “Can you find all the letter “t’s?”) Provide them with opportunities to use letter stamps, to make the letter “t” with playdough, and to go on a letter hunt. (e.g., “How many letter t’s can we find?”)

Verbal pathways are guides that help cue children when they are printing letters. When teaching them how to make a lowercase “t,” use the phrase, “Pull down and cross.” When teaching them how to print an uppercase “T,” use the phrase, “Pull down, across.” Say the phrase as you model how to form each letter properly. When children learn how to form letters accurately, it helps their speed and legibility. Have them begin by tracing the letter “t” as they recite the verbal pathway. Next, have them print the letter independently.

Have children experiment with other tools to practice printing. They can form the letter “t” using chalk, whiteboard markers, fingerpaint, and sand or salt trays. They can also use juggling scarves to practice making the correct motions needed to form a “t.”

Help children make a list of words that begin with the letter “t” to help them remember the letter sound. They may think of familiar objects such as toys, tigers, and trains. Have them fill a block letter “t” with pictures or drawings of their items. They can refer to their block letter to help them recall the sound.

Similarly, children can create alphabet books with each page representing a different letter. When they learn the letter “t,” have them add the correct lowercase and uppercase formation for the letter. They can then add pictures of the objects they associate with the sound a “t” makes.
For further practice, children can participate in activities such as matching the letter “t” to pictures that begin with its sound. (e.g., Match the “t” to the tooth.) They can also color the items that begin with “t.” (e.g., Color the truck. Do not color the plane.)

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