The Ultimate “A” Activities for Amazing Kids!

Hey there, super cool kids! Are you ready for an alphabet adventure like no other? We’re about to dive into the wonderful world of “A” – the first letter of the alphabet and the start of so many awesome activities! Get your thinking caps on, your creative juices flowing, and let’s explore some fantastic “A” activities together!

Artistic Adventures

Let’s kick things off with some colorful and creative fun!

a) Apple Printing: What you’ll need: Apples, paint, paper, knife (ask an adult for help!) Steps:

  1. Cut an apple in half (remember, always ask a grown-up for help with cutting).
  2. Dip the cut side of the apple in paint.
  3. Press the painted apple onto paper.
  4. Lift carefully to reveal your apple print!
  5. Try different colors and patterns. Can you make a whole orchard?

b) Alphabet Animals: What you’ll need: Paper, pencils, crayons or markers Steps:

  1. Think of an animal that starts with “A”. How about an alligator, ant, or aardvark?
  2. Sketch the basic shape of your animal lightly in pencil.
  3. Add details like eyes, scales, or antennae.
  4. Color in your animal with crayons or markers.
  5. Can you turn the letter “A” into part of your animal? Maybe it could be the alligator’s mouth!

c) Acorn Art: What you’ll need: Acorns, googly eyes, glue, markers, small pieces of felt or paper Steps:

  1. Collect acorns from outside (make sure they’re clean and dry).
  2. Glue googly eyes onto the acorn.
  3. Use markers to draw a mouth or other facial features.
  4. Cut small pieces of felt or paper for ears, hair, or hats.
  5. Glue these accessories onto your acorn character.
  6. Create a whole family of acorn people!
  7. Active Antics

Time to get moving with these energetic activities!

a) Animal Actions: What you’ll need: Just your imagination and some space to move! Steps:

  1. Think of an animal that starts with “A”. How about an antelope, ape, or armadillo?
  2. Study how that animal moves. Does it hop, swing, or roll?
  3. Try to move like that animal for 30 seconds.
  4. Switch to a different “A” animal.
  5. Have a friend or family member guess which animal you’re imitating!

b) Airplane Tag: What you’ll need: Open space, friends or family to play with Steps:

  1. Choose one person to be the “Air Traffic Controller” (that’s the person who’s “it”).
  2. Everyone else spreads out and pretends to be airplanes, arms outstretched.
  3. When the game starts, the airplanes run around making airplane noises.
  4. The Air Traffic Controller tries to tag the airplanes.
  5. If tagged, an airplane has to “land” and sit out until the next round.
  6. Last airplane flying wins and becomes the new Air Traffic Controller!

c) Alphabet Yoga: What you’ll need: Comfortable clothes, space to move Steps:

  1. Stand up straight with your feet slightly apart.
  2. Try to make your body into the shape of the letter “A”.
  3. You might need to bend forward and put your hands on the ground, making a triangle shape.
  4. Hold the pose for 10 seconds if you can.
  5. Now try making other letter shapes with your body. Which letters are easiest? Which are trickiest?

Awesome Outdoor Adventures

Let’s head outside for some fresh air and fun!

a) Ant Watch: What you’ll need: Magnifying glass (optional), notebook, pencil Steps:

  1. Find an anthill in your yard or a nearby park.
  2. Sit quietly nearby and watch the ants.
  3. Count how many ants you see in one minute.
  4. Observe what the ants are doing. Are they carrying food?
  5. Draw a picture of the ants and their anthill in your notebook.
  6. Come back later in the day. Are the ants doing something different?

b) Acorn Hunt: What you’ll need: Basket or bag, magnifying glass (optional) Steps:

  1. Go to a park or wooded area where oak trees grow.
  2. Look on the ground for acorns. They’re usually brown and have a little “hat” on top.
  3. Collect different sizes and colors of acorns in your basket.
  4. Use your magnifying glass to look closely at the acorns. What details can you see?
  5. Count how many acorns you found.
  6. At home, use your acorns for counting games or craft projects!

c) Astronaut Training: What you’ll need: Various objects for an obstacle course (hula hoops, jump ropes, boxes, etc.) Steps:

  1. Set up an obstacle course in your backyard or local park.
  2. Include activities like crawling through a “space tunnel” (a box or play tunnel), jumping over “moon rocks” (soft objects), and walking along a “balance beam” (a rope on the ground).
  3. Put on your imaginary space suit.
  4. Time yourself going through the course.
  5. Try to beat your time on the next run!
  6. Don’t forget to plant a flag when you reach the end of your “moon walk”!
  7. Amazing Science Experiments


Put on your thinking cap for these cool science activities!

a) Air Pressure Magic: What you’ll need: Hard-boiled egg, glass bottle with an opening slightly smaller than the egg, matches, small strips of paper (Ask an adult to help!) Steps:

  1. Peel the hard-boiled egg.
  2. Light a match and drop it into the bottle with a small strip of paper.
  3. Quickly place the egg on top of the bottle’s opening.
  4. Watch as the egg gets sucked into the bottle!
  5. To get the egg out, tip the bottle upside down and blow hard into it.

b) Acid or Alkali?: What you’ll need: Red cabbage, hot water, strainer, clear cups, various household liquids (lemon juice, baking soda water, milk, etc.) Steps:

  1. Chop up some red cabbage and put it in hot water.
  2. After the water turns purple, strain out the cabbage.
  3. Pour a little of this cabbage juice into several clear cups.
  4. Add a different household liquid to each cup.
  5. Watch the color change! Acidic solutions turn pink, while alkaline ones turn blue or green.
  6. Can you guess which household items are acidic or alkaline?

c) Asteroid Impact: What you’ll need: Large tray, flour, cocoa powder, small rocks or marbles Steps:

  1. Fill a large tray with a layer of flour about 2 inches deep.
  2. Sprinkle a thin layer of cocoa powder over the flour.
  3. Drop rocks or marbles from different heights into the tray.
  4. Observe the “craters” left behind. How do they change based on the size of the rock or the height it’s dropped from?
  5. This is similar to how craters form on the moon when asteroids hit it!
  6. Appetizing Snack Time

Get ready for some yummy treats that start with A!

a) Apple Smiles: What you’ll need: Apple, peanut butter (or another spread), marshmallows, knife (ask an adult for help!) Steps:

  1. Cut the apple into thin slices (remember to ask an adult for help).
  2. Spread peanut butter on one side of each apple slice.
  3. Place mini marshmallows on one of the peanut butter sides.
  4. Top with another apple slice, peanut butter side down.
  5. The marshmallows peeking out will look like teeth between the apple “lips”!
  6. Enjoy your silly, smiley snack!

b) Alphabet Soup: What you’ll need: Alphabet pasta, vegetable or chicken broth, mixed vegetables, pot, stove (adult supervision required) Steps:

  1. Ask an adult to help you heat the broth in a pot.
  2. Add your favorite veggies and let them cook until soft.
  3. Add the alphabet pasta and cook until tender.
  4. While it’s cooking, try to spot letters floating in the soup!
  5. When it’s done, carefully ladle into bowls.
  6. Try to spell words with the letters in your soup before you eat them.

c) Avocado Toast Art: What you’ll need: Bread, ripe avocado, various veggies for decorating (cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, carrot sticks, etc.), knife (adult help needed) Steps:

  1. Toast a slice of bread.
  2. Cut an avocado in half and remove the pit (ask an adult for help).
  3. Scoop out the avocado and mash it in a bowl.
  4. Spread the mashed avocado on your toast.
  5. Use veggies to create a funny face or cool design on your avocado toast.
  6. Take a picture of your edible art before you enjoy eating it!
  7. Amusing Games and Puzzles

Exercise your brain with these fun challenges!

a) Alphabet Scavenger Hunt: What you’ll need: Paper, pencil, timer Steps:

  1. Make a list of all the letters in the alphabet.
  2. Set a timer for 5 minutes.
  3. Run around your house looking for objects that start with each letter.
  4. Write down each object next to its letter.
  5. How many letters did you find objects for?
  6. Try again another day and see if you can beat your score!

b) Anagram Fun: What you’ll need: Paper, pencil Steps:

  1. Write down the word “ALPHABET” at the top of your paper.
  2. Set a timer for 3 minutes.
  3. Try to make as many words as you can using only the letters in “ALPHABET”.
  4. Remember, you can only use each letter as many times as it appears in “ALPHABET”.
  5. Compare your list with friends or family. Did anyone find a word you missed?

c) Animal Guess Who: What you’ll need: Friends or family to play with Steps:

  1. Think of an animal that starts with A.
  2. Other players take turns asking yes or no questions about your animal.
  3. They can ask about its size, where it lives, what it eats, etc.
  4. After each question, they get one guess at what the animal might be.
  5. If they guess correctly, it’s their turn to think of an animal.
  6. If they don’t guess after 20 questions, reveal your animal and start a new round!

Remember, these are just the beginning of all the awesome “A” activities out there! Keep exploring, keep creating, and keep having fun with the letter A. And don’t forget – there are 25 more letters in the alphabet, each with its own world of exciting activities to discover!

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