Looking for some fun missing letter worksheets for your young learner?
Alphabetical order is an important skill students will definitely need to master.
Whether it’s being able to put words in ABC order, look something up in a glossary, or use a dictionary, knowing the correct order of letters is a crucial life skill.
But have not fear – all of the below seven sheets have a fun theme to help your child practice finding the missing letter!
This exercise is great for grade levels from preschool – 3rd grade.
Younger kids can just focus on learning the order of the alphabet, but older kids could still use the review as they start working on putting more complicated words in the appropriate order.
Each of the worksheets include some quick notes I jotted down on how to use them best and troubleshoot any issues.
At the bottom of this post, you will find simple directions to download and print them all today!
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This first kids worksheet will have your child looking for the next uppercase letter that goes in the blank raindrop.
If your child is comfortable with their alphabet letters, then this might be a really simple task. Good for review or an activity after coming off a holiday break.
But if your child struggles with this or it is a new concept, then you might want to sit with them and teach them some strategies for solving the “puzzle.”
I would first start by making sure there are visual cues, such as an alphabet line posted nearby.
Show the child how to follow the posted alphabet line until they find the missing letter on their sheet.
This is a similar printable, but it features lowercase letters.
Depending on which your child learned first, they may be more comfortable with the lowercase alphabet.
If they need any help with their printing, be sure to check out A-Z letter tracing worksheets for some extra practice.
Tell your child that they need to fill in the missing letters to help the train get across the track.
If they continue to rely heavily on looking at an alphabet line, you can also teach them to sing the alphabet song in their head.
To be honest, I still do that to this day if I’m not sure what letter comes next!
After the worksheet is complete, have the student color the train in their favorite colors.
As an added challenge, you can make an answer key for them and have the child check their own work.
This is by far my favorite from this set of worksheets.
This adorable activity will have your young writer filling in the missing letters of the alphabet on the bear’s tummy!
Encourage your child to write the letters in uppercase format to match the other letters.
If they cannot write a small letter to fit in the circle, that’s fine. Just tell them to do the best they can.
Uh, oh! This hen needs help finding all of her eggs!
Tell your little one that they need to label all 26 of her eggs with the correct letter.
You will note this sheet is a bit more challenging than the others. It has far fewer letters filled in to help them along.
Tell your student that they need to make sure that after they’ve filled in a row of letters that the next bold letter is correct. You don’t want to get all the way to Z and realize there is a problem.
These puppies need help with their dog bowls!
Can your child put them in alphabetical order?
Tell your child to write the correct letter on each bowl (not the dogs).
Afterward, they can color each of the cute puppies!
If you have an older child who is working on putting words in alphabetical order, keep this as a sheet to look back on for reference.
Putting words in order by the beginning letter can be fairly simple, but when you get into the second and third letters, they might find this helpful.
This last sheet will have your child filling in the missing letter – by listening for individual sounds!
Help them identify the picture correctly and then find which sound is missing from the beginning, middle, or end of the word.
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I hope you and your young learner really enjoy using these cute activities to work on ABC order and missing letters!
If your student struggles, consider putting the sheets in plastic protectors so that you can reuse them for regular review. You have more than enough for every day of the week!
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If you are looking for missing number worksheets, definitely check out the number writing worksheets below!