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

The alphabet is series of letters that are set in fixed sequence. Letters are basic units that embody sounds of the English language. Having a good understanding of the alphabet can make pronunciation much clearer for people. This can lead better and more fluid reading ability. There are twenty-six letters of the alphabet. Youngsters that can easily identify letters also have an increased ability to sound out the letters as well. These can help students progress to naming words and eventually stringing together sentences. I would encourage students to look around their world constantly and try to identify letters. These cards can help students get acquainted with the letters and the pictures that help them identify it. We find it easier to present students with capital letters first because they are much more visually distinct from each other.

Each set of alphabet flashcards on this page consists of two cards. The first flashcard 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 Mixed Letter

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

Letter Cc

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

Upright Letter Cc

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

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

Dd Split

Did you know that ducks have three eye lids?

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Letter Ee

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

Ee Double Letter

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

Ff is for Fish

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

Ff Duo Letter

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

Gg is for Ghost

Don't get spooked by that crazy Casper.

Gg Dual Letter

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

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.


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

Jj Letter

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 Both Letter Card

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

Ll Letter

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

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

Mm Duo Letter

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

Nn Letter

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

Nn Micro Letter

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


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

Oo is for the Lettered Owl

Did you know that owls are naturally far-sighted.

Pp is Pig

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

Pp Push 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 the Queen Letter Card

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

Qq Dual Letter

The band Queen was firstly named "Smile".

Rr Letter

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

Rr Rockin' Letter

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


Did you know that snakes don't have eyelids?

Ss Snake Letters

Snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica.

Tt Turtle

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

Tt Trouble 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

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

VV Vase Letter

Violin bows have over 150 hairs together.

Ww is for Walrus

The average cold weather walrus weighs over 2 tons.

Ww Wow! Letter Flashcards

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

Xx Letter

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

Xx Split

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


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

Yy Split

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


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

Zz Zebra Letter

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

How to Learn the Letters of the Alphabet Fast?

Helping kids to learn the alphabets is a fun activity and ends up with you laughing all the time. At the same time, it's also an important learning element for kids. But, how to make the kids learn ABCs faster? Let's look at the following steps: 1. One of the practices which parents usually perform on toddlers is by playing Anywhere ABC Hunt-hide by using flashcards. The kids have to find those flashcards within a boundary. 2. You can also incorporate grocery store letter hunt for your visits to the grocery store. Kids are always excited when they visit stores, so why not make a game out of it? 3. You can also make a quick car-ride letter hunt game to help your child in memorizing alphabets quicker.