Make an Alphabet Flip Book for Your Preschooler

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In my five years of homeschooling and teaching kids the alphabet we’ve grown to love our  letter of the week crafts  for preschoolers more and more. This alphabet flip book has changed everything! For the better!


Years back I created this alphabet flip book as I worked with Matthew to teach him his alphabet. This was a suggestion from one of the Mother’s Day Out teachers when my twins attended years ago. I have used it since and preschoolers and young learners love it!

You make a flip book of the alphabet and every morning you go over it together. Say the letter. Say the picture. Say the sound. In no time the kids know their letters and the sounds they make. It’s like magic.

Redundant magic.

And the best part? I made cards for you to use that you can download instantly and make this today.

I am going to show you how inexpensive and simple this is!


how to make an alphabet flip book for your preschooler

You Will Need:


how to make an alphabet flipbook

If you prefer the cards in this picture they are from a bulletin board collection before I made the instant download. If you prefer the photo alphabet bulletin board cards you can order them from Amazon and get them in a few days.

Laminate the cards if you would like. This way they will last longer. I really recommend it. You could even take them to a local office supply and get it done for cheap! Cut out the cards leaving about a quarter inch of laminating material around each card all the way around.

cut the laminated cards out

Put them in order from A-Z.use bulletan board photo alphabet cards by trand to make an ABC flip book

Use a hole punch to punch holes in the upper left corner of each card. Line them up and ensure the holes line up.

use a hole punch to make a hole in the upper corner

Once each card had a punch in it, I fed the large book ring through the cards keeping them in order from A-Z.

how to teach your preschooler their ABCs

Close the ring and you have a flip book!

how to make an alphabet flipbook on the cheap

Matthew and I sit down and go over the alphabet together. And now we will begin using these with the little guy we are fostering- he is 2. It’s never too early to learn!

how to use a flipbook to teach your preschooler the alpbabet

Most of the time I hold the card and the child sits across from me. I flip the cards as we move through the alphabet.

Sometimes I let him sit and hold the cards and lead the way.

preschool alphabet flip book

Sometimes we do this on the couch. Sometimes we do this at the kitchen table. I never want it to be a lot of pressure!

abc flip book

The idea is to make learning fun.

While you’re here, check out our collection of letter of the week crafts for your preschooler as you enjoy exploring the alphabet together!

Order the card pack from my online store and instantly download them now! No waiting and you can start teaching your little one today!



  1. What a fun, simple way to get kids to learn their ABC’s. I may have to get a laminating machine to try this! Very creative! I made an ABC video for my kids a couple of years ago, which is great when you can’t get them to sit still and learn… As soon as I turn on the tv, they stop in their tracks, sit back and enjoy! But your idea is perfect for road trips, church entertainment… a great quiet activity! (here is my homemade ABC video & tutorial if anyone’s interested:

    1. I am so glad you like it! It was so easy and fun to make.

      I will hop over and check out your video.

  2. Jess @ Clean Lean Mommy Machine says:

    What a fun way to help kiddos with their ABC’s! I’m kind of obsessed with laminating, so that makes this extra fun for me… ha ha! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I love having things laminated too. I like the way the laminated pages sound when they crinkle. I am weird, I know. 🙂

  3. Kimberly @ A time to freeze says:

    Great idea for teaching the ABC’s. I too am going to try to teach my little guy and I’m slightly intimidated by the process. Good luck!

  4. I love cost saving ideas and what a fun way to practice and learn the ABC’s. We have a school teacher store around us to where my husband is called the King of Lamination because of all the laminating we do to make things last for both of our homeschoolers (he is so much better at working the lamination machine than I am). Thank you for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop 🙂

  5. What a cute idea! This will help kids learn to write too, they can trace the letters with a dry-erase marker or a pen (with the cap on), making the letters easier to write when on their own.

    1. I love the idea of using a dry erase marker to trace. Since the cards are laminated it will wipe right off!

  6. SO….I love that other people are intimidated by teaching their kids the ABC’s! I have been feeling silly for how intimidated I am by this! Thanks for the fun idea…can’t wait to try it! And I love all your crafts to go with the letters too! Thanks so much.

    1. Teaching a little one their ABC’s is a big job if you ask me. I am so glad you find this idea fun and helpful!!

  7. what a great idea! My oldest would sooo enjoy this!

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! I hope you hop over again next week.

  8. This is a great idea! Laminating it is genius.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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  10. I love your idea for the flip book. I found the link for your post on the All About Learning Press Facebook page.

    My challenge is finding pictures that are appropriate for the first sounds of the letters. I am wondering, what are the pictures in your set for the vowels? Do that match up to short vowel sounds or a mix of short and long? X is usually tricky too but I think I see in one of your photos that this set uses x-ray. Thanks for the information if you are able to provide it.

    1. For the set that I have, a is apple, e is egg, i is iguana, o is octopus, u is umbrella and y is yo-yo.

      Hope that helps.

  11. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop!

  12. Pat McSweeney says:

    Will you be making any more of the handwriting letter printables.
    They are super. We love them.

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  14. mrs.ripley says:

    I will use this for my Kindergarten students who struggle with remembering the ABC’s! What a fabulous idea!

  15. This is a really cool, simple-to-follow project to create at home or in the classroom! Thanks for this tutorial!

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