The alphabet is so important. We use the letters to read about the world around us and to write about our ideas. Knowing the names of the letters of the alphabet is the first step to becoming a literate individual. There are so many ways to engage students in learning about the alphabet. Students outline the first letter of their name with colored paper squares. Use a name chart with the students' names in alphabetical order. It is important to review the alphabet daily and make learning the alphabet fun! One way to do this is to use alphabet mat activities. Alphabet Mat Activities Click here to download 22 page Alphabet Mat Activity Book for $4.95.