The Alphabet Tree and activity for preschool

Today the children explored letters with alphabet stamps and a book titled “The Alphabet Tree” by Leo Lionni

This really was a very simple activity that included paper leaves, alphabet stamps, and ink pads. The teacher read the book to the children first and used this activity as a way to extend the concepts from the book into another learning opportunity.

Many of the children stamped the letters of their name on leaves. It is so interesting that the most important word for them is always their name!  Other children chose random letters and their focus was more on the stamping experience rather than trying to stamp a word.

Later the children will cut out their leaves and glue it to their own alphabet tree but for today – they took their time talking, stamping, and exploring all the different letters of the alphabet.

By |2010-09-28T06:00:27+00:00September 28th, 2010|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Rosana October 2, 2010 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Deborah I start a blog about teaching english to very young kids….this blog is a cooperative blog…so I´d like to feature your tips
    The responsible early childhood education blogger….

    Of course I want to give you the credit……..can I?


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