ABC Kids Games – Eating The Alphabet !

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Did you know that there are many ways to teach the Alphabet to children?  There are ABC songs and ABC kid’s games and rote memory activities and more.  One of the more interesting ways – at least to the kids – is to ‘eat the alphabet!’ Creating a fun ABC activity using food is always a memorable experience and snack time or meal time is a great time to eat the alphabet!  Many young children can be very fussy and selective eaters so introducing fun, new ways to eat healthy foods can be a challenge.  Introducing unfamiliar foods can be an ABC Kids Game and help children become more receptive to trying something new. Add silly adjectives to the name of the snack such as ‘silly string cheese’ or ‘yummy yogurt pops’, etc.

When offering sugary snacks limit the amount to a taste or two and add some cheese, fruit or a glass of milk to help your children eat less of the unhealthy foods. 

 There are snack ideas for every letter of the alphabet.  Sometimes you may have to be a bit creative (letters Q and Z for example) but you can come up with something.  Below is a list of snack or meal ideas for each letter. Please feel free to comment and share your favorites that you have used with toddlers and preschool children.  



***Adults should handle any stove top or oven use to avoid accidental burns to children.        Use extreme care, potholders, etc… keep young children well out of the way.

*** Everybody wash hands before any food preparation and when having children help to prepare any food.

*** Always check with parents about any ALLERGIES the children may have.  Allergic reactions can have serious side effects including death.  Always offer alternatives.


A – Apples (of course you knew that was coming!); Applesauce (Making your own is very easy!); Almonds,


B – Bananas, Banana Bread (make your own!), whole wheat Bagel, Bread (bake some whole wheat Pillsbury rolls) , Blueberry muffins, Frozen Blueberries,


C – Carrots and dip, Cauliflower and dip, Corn on the Cob, Cheese & Crackers, Cereal, Cantaloupe, Cheerios, Chocolate (dark) covered Strawberries, Cherries, Coconut,


D – Dairy Foods for D, Delicious Delights (make up something and call it that!)  Disappearing Dippy Sticks (Carrots or celery sticks with dip)


E – Eggs (scrambles, hard boiled, deviled), Egg Salad on Crackers, Egg Roll,


F – French Fries (sweet potato version), Fruit, Fabulous Fun Fajitas, French toast,


G – Grapes, Grapefruit, Goldfish crackers, Graham Crackers, Green Eggs & Ham,


H – Ham & Cheese Hoagie (make a huge one and cut it up to share), Happy Honey Sticks (Dip pretzels into honey), * Babies under 1 year should not consume honey.


I – Ice Cream, Ice Milk, Ice Pops


J – Jello Jigglers, Juice,   Jam & Toast,


K – Kiwi fruit, kumquat,


L – Lemons (make lemonade), Limes (make limeade), Licorice,


M – Milk (add some chocolate), Minty Ice Cream, Macaroni and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes,


N – Nectarines, Nuts, Nifty —


O – Olives, Oranges, Oatmeal,


P – Pretzels, Peaches, Peanuts (beware of allergies) , Pistachio Pudding, Pumpkin (make a pie using canned), Pizza on Whole Wheat Pita Pockets (fun to make!), Potato Tots,


Q – Quesadilla, Quaker Oatmeal, Quiche, Quick Bread, Quinoa (Keen-wah)


R – Rasberries, Raisins, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Raviolis,


S – Spaghetti (whole wheat pasta), Saltines w/cheese, Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries,


T – Tacos, Tuna Salad on crackers, Tea and Biscuits (have a tea party), Tangy Tarts,

U – Udon Noodles, Upside down cake, Under the Sea ‘Goldfish’crackers, 
V– Vanilla ice cream, Vienna Fingers, Velveeta Cheese, V-8 Fruit Juice, Veggie burger, Vegetables and Dip, Very Vanilla Pudding, 

W – Watermelon, Walnuts, Wheat Chex, Wheat Crackers, Water, Wiggly Worms,


X – Hershey Kisses XXX, X-Shaped Jello Jigglers, X-tra Special PB&J Sandwiches, make X’s out of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls,


Y – Yogurt (Frozen Gogurts or Pops), Yellow Fruit, Yummy yams (mashed),


Z – Zucchini (make bread), ziti (pasta shape), zesty salad,

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How Many Parents of Preschoolers Find Teaching the Alphabet Difficult? ABC Kids Games?

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I’m writing a newsletter for parents, and don’t know if I should include a section on “Teaching the Alphabet.” Is this something parents are pretty comfortable with, or should I give some insight on ways to make learning the alphabet more meaningful and fun?Any ideas for ABC Kids Games and activities?

I think that your parents might find it very helpful. The alphabet is not something that you learn in order, but OUT of order and that is not a commonly known thing. Be sure to put lots of different ways to learn the alphabet in your section (tactile,sensory,songs, stories ‘Chicka Chicka Boom Boom’ is a good one). Congrats on having a good view of teaching and being willing to take the time and help out the ‘homefront’.

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ABC Games for Kids: Finding the Best Toddlers Games and Kids Activities Online

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ABC Games for Kids: Finding the Best Toddlers Games and Kids Activities Online
By Jess Singler

Parents and preschool teachers are always looking for the best and newest games for the little ones in their lives. While most of the latest toddlers games can be found online via a simple search engine lookup, there are many things that can be overlooked when searching for the right games for your kids. Below we will discuss the old standards as well as the newer school options when it comes to finding the best games and activities for your toddler.

Many of the old school ABC games for kids come in the usual blocks and puzzle varieties which do tend to keep even today’s modern kids interested and focused. While the standard wooden blocks and puzzle boards will always be a winner and tend to be cost efficient, newer and more interactive varieties are available in today’s internet realm. Some of the computer based programs and toddlers games can take a little bit of time to get acquainted to however they provide a much greater variety of play and selections for the youngsters using them.

Computer programs that are available for toddlers to help learn the alphabet are very highly recommended for today’s youngsters seeing that computers are a vital part of their lives even in their younger ages. The ability to customize these programs and use them over and over can be a great tool for your young kids. Most of the available programs will change up the games and activities so that kids can learn their alphabet in varying ways to enhance problem solving skills.

Beyond the puzzles and computer options in terms of ABC games for kids, parents and teachers can also be creative and come up with their own games and not rely on premade products. Need an idea? How about a simple letter recognition game where your child locates letters in a regular magazine and announces them out loud. Why not let your child locate animals or objects then you can write down the letters of that animal to allow verbal and visual recognition on multiple levels? There are many ways to let your kids learn the alphabet better and you can be creative in helping them in the process.

Our best piece of advice in trying to help your child learn their ABCs is to have fun! Your kid does not want to learn via a stale, static method and they need to have an enjoyable experience so they’ll want to come back and do it again.

Want to find local toddlers games and other options in terms of ABC games for kids? Jess Singler is a frequent contributor to TotActivities.com which allows moms to find upcoming kids activities & baby classes nationwide.

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What are some fun, easy games for a Pre-school’s Fall/Halloween Party?

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I was talked into heading up my little girl’s fall party at school. (she’s in preschool). The class consists of three and four year olds and I really need help thinking of games that would be fun and easy to understand at their age level. The kids aren’t all 100% on ABC’s, numbers, or colors . . Its a hard level to think on for me. Anyone been through this and have ideas?

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ABC Kids Games for Pre-Schoolers : What’s in the Box?: Preschool Games

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Put different items in a box, and have kids feel around and figure out what they are in this game called “What’s in the Box?” A fun game for preschool kids or little children in this free video!

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Pass The Ice Cube – Game

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A fun winter ‘Circle Time’ game: Pass the Ice Cube (or Snowball).

Have your group sit in a circle. Give each child a paper towel to dry their hands off as they play. Pass the ice cube or snowball around the circle allowing each child about 30  seconds to hold it.


Encourage the children to rub it on their arm or face or neck and experience how it feels.

(SENSORY: Cold, wet , slippery, etc….)

Ask children to use words to describe it.Is it big or small? What color is it? What is it made of?


As the ice cube or snowball melts and gets smaller and smaller discuss what is happening and why.  The temperature in the room and of their hands may have something to do with it?  


When it has disappeared and is gone ask the questions: Who has the ice cube? Where did it go? How did it feel? How did it disappear?


You’ll surely think of more questions as the children do! Please share your results here!!!! The children will think it is magic! This game is great anytime of the year! Preschoolers may welcome the cool touch of ice in the hot summer months too!



You can extend the ice theme by having the children paint with colored ice cubes that you have prepared ahead of time by using food coloring.  A fun abc kids game would be to write letters and numbers with colored ice! This can lead into a lesson on color recognition and an art lesson on mixing colors.  The older children will be able to grasp the concept of primary colors (red, blue and yellow) and secondary colors that are created by mixing two primary colors together (orange, green and purple). 





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