Instructors can use the following sets of flash cards to introduce the English alphabet to beginning readers.

Each set of cards on this page consists of two cards. The first card has both the upper and lower case forms of each letter printed together, along with a picture of something that starts with that letter. The second page contains two cards, one for the upper case version of the letter and one for the lower case version. The same identifying picture is repeated on both of these cards.

Game idea: Use the separate upper and lower case cards in a Concentration style game to see who can match the correct forms the fastest.

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Printable Alphabet Flashcards

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Aa is For Apple Flashcard

Did you know that the only native North American apple is the crabapple?

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Aa Split Letter Card

Your typical apple pie requires at least 2 pounds of apples to make.

Bb Flashcard

There are several species of butterfly that have a 12 inch wing span.

Bb Split Letter Flashcard

Interesting fact: Butterflies cannot take flight if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Letter Cc Flashcard

Do you know what you call a cluster or group of cats? It's called a clowder.

Split Letter Cc Flashcard

Worldwide, it is estimated that, half a billion cats room the Earth. Most of their time is spent on Youtube though.

Dd is for Duck Flashcard

One of the few creatures that can live equally as well fresh or salt water.

Dd Split Flashcard

Did you know that ducks have three eye lids?

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Letter Ee Flashcard

The average female elephant will have 11 babies in their lifetime.

Ee Split Letter Flashcard

The elephant is really interesting in that there are only recognized species (African and Asian).

Ff is for Fish Flashcard

Did you know that a lungfish can live out of water for several years?

Ff Split Letter Flashcard

Did you know that most fish have taste buds all over their body?

Gg is for Ghost Flashcard

Don't get spooked by that crazy Casper.

Gg Split Letter Flashcard

The most commonly accepted theory for why some people for a paranormal experience is the presence of electromagnetic fields that either blur their perception or the environment itself.

Hh is for Home

This flashcard does use up a bit of ink or toner.

Hh Split Flashcard

See if students see the letter in the picture that is presented.

Ii is For Igloo

The meaning of the word "Igloo" in Inuit culture is "shelter".

Ii Split Letter Card

Igloos were always used as temporary shelters only.

Jj Flashcard

I'm not sure if the author meant that J is for jam, jelly, or jam. Take your pick.

Jj Split Letter Flashcard

The general rule of thumb for making fresh jam is that every pound of jam requires 4 pounds of fruit.

Kk Flashcard

A Japanese kite maker once fly 11,284 continuous kites in a straight line.

Kk Split Letter Card

The longest working kite that was ever created measured just over a half a mile long.

Ll Letter Flashcard

Did you know that lions are only the second largest species of cats? Tigers are the champ.

Ll letter Split card

A lions roar can be heard as far as 5 miles from the spot he lets it loose.

Mm Letters Flashcard

Did you know that a baby mouse is called a "pinky." Makes sense!

Mm Split Letter Flashcard

The tails of mice can grow beyond the length of their body.

Nn Letter Flashcard

Many birds glue their nests together with silk, mud, or even their own saliva.

Nn Split Letter Flashcard

Pigeons nest seven to eight times a year. That's why there are so many all around.

Oo Flashcard

Owls are nocturnal. That means that they active during the night.

Oo is for Split Lettered Owl

Did you know that owls are naturally far-sighted.

Pp is Pig Flashcard

Pigs really don't "pig out". They are normally one of the slower eating mammals.

Pp Split Letter Practice

Don't let those pork bellies fool you. Pigs can reach speeds of 11 miles per hour. They are only sprinters though.

Qq Split Letter Card

The Queen of England is the only person in the UK that is allowed to drive without a license.

Qq Split Letter Flashcard

The band Queen was firstly named "Smile".

Rr Letter Flashcard

A female rabbit is called a doe. Males are called bucks.

Rr Split Letter Flashcards

More than half of the world's rabbits live in North America.

Ss Flashcard

Did you know that snakes don't have eyelids?

Ss Split Letter Flashcards

Snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica.

Tt Turtle Flashcard

Turtles have been known to hide in their shell from predators for days.

Tt Split Letter Card

The Tts make for nice penmanship set ups.

Uu Flash

I hope you can tell that is a picture of an umbrella.

Uu Split Set

It is also not a carrot or a type of candy.

Vv Letter Flashcard

Did you know that playing a violin can easily burn 150 per hour.

VV Split Letter Flashcard

Violin bows have over 150 hairs together.

Ww is for Walrus

The average cold weather walrus weighs over 2 tons.

Ww Split Letter Flashcards

You will find these guys mostly in the Arctic regions of the world.

Xx Letter Flashcard

The use of xylophone play is often thought to be part of comedic acts.

Xx Split Flashcard

This is a very popular instrument during Halloween time. It makes clanking bone sounds.

Yy Flashcard

The original patented name for a yo-yo was either "whirligig" or "bandalore". Yo-yo is so much cooler!

Yy Split Flashcard

The record for continuous yo-yo spinning is 21 minutes, last I checked.

Zz Flashcard

When a predator attacks a zebra, they run in a zig-zag pattern.

Zz Split Letter Flashcard

Zebras can run 40 miles per hour for extended periods of time.