Animal ABC Wall Posters

Animal ABC Wall Posters

One thing I wished I had when I was using Animal ABCs with Ladybug was a full size set of alphabet wall posters.  We are beyond Animal ABC but I thought maybe someone still using it might want something like this too, so I finished up the set I was working on, even though we won’t be using them!

I couldn’t decide on colored or simple, so I made 2 sets.  Each set features the main Animal ABC animal, which emphasizes the most common letter sound.

Animal ABC Wall Posters  Animal ABC Wall Posters

These are full size pages and could be used as an eBook, full size printables for the wall or a notebook, or you can scale down the pdf file to make them into a smaller set of flashcards or printables.

This set is included for free with the Animal ABC Bundle, and has been added to the private download page.  If you have already purchased you can go back in using the special link and password to download this new set.  If you lost your password, just email me and give me your PayPal email address and I can easily resend your info!

For those of you who don’t own the Animal ABC Bundle, you can purchase it here for $10, OR you can purchase this set by itself from my Teacher’s Notebook Shop here!

Animal ABCs A to Z

Animal ABCs

Our Animal ABC units are complete!  We had so much fun with these units, and I hope many of your tots will too!

~ A few basics about the Animal ABCs program ~

What is it? Animal ABCs is a fun way to take your toddler or preschooler through the alphabet while learning about animals along the way.  Each letter features one animal that emphasizes the sound of the letter.

What Ages? Approximately 2-4 years, my daughter started using it at 32 months, here is our first post.

What is Free? Full size display letters, full size blank letters and animals to cut for craft, package of printable extras for each letter, all flashcards. Downloads are available in separate files here on this page, all FREE!

What is in the Bundle {$10}? All files that are available for free {listed above}, BUT organized in a method that makes them easier to download and locate in the future AND saves on printing paper and ink.  Extra printables ONLY available in the bundle option: A-Z Play Dough Mats, A-Z Dot Fun, Lowercase Animal Set. Once you purchase, you have access to a private page and you can come back and download anything new I add! You can purchase the bundle here.

Animal ABCs What is Included

See the main Animal ABCs webpage for even more detailed information!

Here’s a peek via video…

Want to see our journey through Animal ABCs?  Click on the images below to see our blog posts about each unit!

A is for Alligator   B is for Bear

C is for Caterpillar   D is for Dolphin

E is for Elephant   F is for Frog

G is for Gorilla   H is for Hippo

I is for Iguana   J is for Jellyfish

IMG_6284   IMG_6873

IMG_7208   IMG_7540

IMG_7916   Summer Learning Kindergarten (3 of 7)

Tot School Letter Q -8439   Homeschool Tot School Letter R -9617

Homeschool Tot School Letter S -1151   Homeschool Tot School-1440

Tot School Letter U-1581   Animal ABC Letter V-2247

Letter W Tot School-2367   Tot School Letter X-3920

Tot School Letter Y-4929   Tot School-5004

~ Other Helpful Posts ~

Ideas for Using ABC Letter Crafts  Hands on the Alphabet  Ideas for Using Dot Fun Printables

Alphabet Idea Collection

What did we do BEFORE Animal ABCs?

Tot School Printables A to Z

What are we doing AFTER Animal ABCs?

RRRSP header copy

Tot School ~ Letter Z

~ Ladybug is 43.5 Months Old ~Tot-School_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_


Z is for Zebra! I can’t believe we are done with our Animal ABCs! This program was perfect for her and we had a blast going through the alphabet together and exploring animals and the letters and sounds. I am already gathering our materials to begin again with letter A through Raising Rock Stars Preschool starting in January!

She loves digging through it her letter basket!Tot School-4946

Alphabet Soup set, ABC peg set, Magnetic Letters, Ladybug Alphabet Puzzle, many zebras – even Ziggy from All About Reading, and more!Tot School-5004

See more about letter baskets here!

The printable items shown below are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage. {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter Z  is not free yet, but it will be}

Coloring zebras…Tot School-4982

She wanted to put stickers all over her letter craft this week!Tot School-4972

Here’s my Pinterest boards that might be helpful, Zebra Theme, and Z is for…

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We are back to doing All About Reading Pre Level 1 once a week. I am not expecting mastery from Ladybug, just using this program as a way to expose her to the Big Five Skills.

Our final upper case letter in All About Reading, letter Z!  She drew stripes on the zebra and the letter Z.Tot School-5002


We are using the Jesse Tree Calendar Cards, eBook and ornaments and even though the reading is over her comprehension level, she is loving it!  She always loves putting the calendar cards up!Tot School-4980

We are using Truth in the Tinsel printable ornaments this year and also hanging up the crafts we made last year.  She also loves hanging these every day!Tot School-4942

My little book worm, she is OFTEN found like this!Tot School-4995

Or like this, peeking in when Krash is reading to me for his school!Tot School-4963


Ladybug’s week on Instagram {I am using Printsgram to make the layout for the week!}


We are 1plus1plus1 on Instagram, follow us here!


A Few Popular Tot Posts…

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See the Tot School webpage here!Tot-School-early-learning-through-pl[1]

  • New to linking up here? Read this first! Basics: write a specific post about what you did with your tot, link up the permalink from your post, link back to Tot School within that post, put your tot’s age in months in ( ) like this: (43 months).

Animal ABC ~ Lowercase Letters

Animal abc lowercase letters

I have a bonus for all of you who have purchased the Animal ABC Bundle!  I created a separate lowercase letter set, with all new animals!

Why new animals? Because Ladybug loves animals and half of the fun with this is exploring the animals and not just the letters, so I thought 26 all new animals would capture her interest!  We will be using these after we finish the uppercase set, when she begins RRSP, I will add them in. We will also be entering into the second half of All About Reading Pre, which focuses on lowercase letters.

You might giggle at some of the animal choices I made, finding a 2nd animal for each letter was a bit challenging!  I wrote in the name of the animal on the main letter page in case you are a bit clueless!  Also ~ I usually use short vowel sounds but in the case of letter e, I chose an eagle, since the other choices for e weren’t good images. A few of my more interesting animal choices ~ v-vervet monkey, q-quokka, n-nightingale, z-zebra finch, y-yorkie {dog}.

I hope you have fun with these ~ they are available as a bonus for people who have purchased the Animal ABC Bundle!  Or ~ you can purchase the set from Teacher’s Notebook here.

This set contains…

display letters

Lowercase Animal abc

blank lowercase letters, full page

Lowercase Animal abc

animals to cut out and glue on finished project

Lowercase Animal abc

Feeling a tad bit uncreative with the artsy side of these?  Check out “Ideas for Using Animal ABC Letter Crafts” and get your artsy juices flowing!

Ideas for Using ABC Letter Crafts

If you have already purchased the Animal ABC Bundle, you will need to go back to the private webpage {link in your original email} and download this new add-on!  If you lost the link, just email me with your PayPal email address and I can resend your original email!

Just want this set?  Buy it here on Teacher’s Notebook!

If you have not purchased Animal ABCs yet but would like to, you can read more about it and other items I sell here!

Ideas for Using ~ ABC Letter Crafts

Ideas for Using ABC Letter Crafts

There are many creative art opportunities for you to explore with the Animal ABC letter crafts.  The templates are blank and simple in nature for this reason, so you can use your own ideas based on what YOUR child enjoys.  Here are some ideas for you to get your creative juices flowing!

Even if you don’t use Animal ABCs, you can still use the letter templates provided and make fun letter crafts with them!

Marble Painting

Put the whole letter page in a shallow cardboard box and drop a large or small marble in and squirt some paint in.  Let your child choose colors as s/he names them.  This activity not only produces a beautiful piece of artwork in the end, but also gives your child the chance to work through many skills.  Balancing the marble and getting it to go where desired is a big challenge for most young kids!

Marble Painting

{blog post featuring marble painted letter}

Cloud Painting

{or snow painting}

Mix white glue and white shaving cream together in about equal parts to make a fluffy cloud like paint.  Add a few drops of tempera paint for color.

Cloud Painting Cloud Painting

(blog post featuring cloud painted letter E, & cloud painted letter D}

Tempera Paint

Simple, yes, but oh so fun for a tot.  Be sure to allow color mixing at this stage, it’s so much fun for tots to explore freely with paint.  My girl is usually a one color girl, by her own choice!


Your choice of brushes, or painting materials, can change up this whole activity.  Here’s a few things to try…

Melissa & Doug Jumbo Paint Brushes (set of 4)    Young Artist Texture Painting Set    Alex Toys Beginner Brushes (3)    image

{blog post featuring  painted letter C}

Water Color Paint

Also simple, but challenging for tots as they think through the way to get the paint on their brushes!  None of my tots have enjoyed water colors, but I always expose them at an early age!

Water Color Paint

{blog post featuring water color painted letter A}


My tots love markers {washable of course}.  Simply coloring the letter with markers can be a fun choice, and is one Ladybug chooses often!


{blog post featuring letter F}

Dot Paint

Dot paint is fun and most kids love it!  Allow your child to dot paint the full sheet and then you can cut the letter out after it dries!

Tot School Letter Q  Dot Paint

{blog post featuring dot painted letter Q}


If you have letter stickers you can use those.  If you have stickers of the featured animal…cool!  Or just a fun variety of stickers to reinforce the letter shape while working on fine motor skills.Stickers

{blog post featuring stickers on letter L}

Finger Paint

You can see her stickers on the letter, which we did prior to the finger paint.   I let her fingerpaint on the whole page first and then cut out the letter after it dries.Finger Paint

{blog post featuring finger painted letter L}

Sponge Painting

A bit of tempera paint and a small sponge just adds another element of creativity to painting.  Again, I leave the page whole and let her paint away, then cut after it dries.

Sponge Paint

{blog post featuring sponge painted letter N}

Letter Stamps

We have the Melissa & Doug ABC Stamp set and this large ink pad.

ABC Stamps

{blog post featuring stamped letter M}


You can have your tot paint the letter first, or just use glitter.  I outlined the letter in white glue and then gave her shakable glitter to make the letter stand out.  I hate glitter, but she loves it so I bust it out every so often!Glitter

{blog post featuring glittered letter K}

Tissue Paper Collage

Use colored tissue paper {or construction paper if you don’;t have tissue} and help your tot tear it into small pieces.  Provide a small cup with watered down glue {a few drops of water in with white glue} and a Qtip.  Show your tot how to add glue to the paper and then stick tissue paper on top.  They can also lay the tissue paper and apply the glue right over the top! Tot School Letter X Collage

After the tissue collection is dry, cut out the letter and apply the animals!Homeschool-3951

{blog post featuring tissue paper collage letter}

I made a simple pdf file of these ideas that you can print out and keep with your supplies, for those days when you are feeling less-than-creative! You can download the printable file here!

ABC Art Ideas ABC Art Ideas

See more “Ideas for Using” posts ~

Ideas for Using Dot Fun Printables Ideas for Using Roll and Graph