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Teaching the ABCs should be fun and engaging. It will be when you prepare this Feed the Monster alphabet game for your preschoolers!
Your little ones are going to love this fun monster-themed alphabet game! They’ll get to practice letter recognition, matching uppercase and lowercase letters, and beginning sounds as they feed 26 cute little monsters.
Because these monsters are all colors of the rainbow, they will be perfect all year long – not just during the Halloween season.
With a little prep work, you’ll have this activity ready to go in no time. It’s time to get going. These little monsters are ready to munch!
Pair this activity with your favorite alphabet books for preschoolers.
Feed the Monster Alphabet Game
To get started, you’ll need to print out all of the pages. I suggest printing them on cardstock, because it’s sturdier than printer paper. I also recommend laminating the pages so they’ll last longer.
Then, you’ll need to but apart the cards so that all of the monsters, letters, and images are separated. I used a paper cutter to make it speedy, but you could just use scissors.
Go over the alphabet monster cards with your preschoolers. Be sure they can identify all of the featured images. Emphasize the beginning sound of each image, and talk about which letter of the alphabet makes that sound.
Once your preschooler is familiar with those images, go through the rest of the “food” cards. Be sure your preschooler can identify the pictures on the rest of those cards and can identify the beginning sound of each one.
Now they’re ready to start feeding the monsters!
There are several ways to use these cards. Kids can match a letter to each monster based on the beginning sound of each image. If you teach uppercase letters first, then use those cards. Or, use the lowercase cards if you prefer.
Then, have your child match the other letter. So, now they’re matching uppercase and lowercase letters. Place each card on the monster they’re feeding.
Once all of the letters have been matched, find the last card that completes each set. Now, they’re going to find the other image that starts with that beginning sound. When they’re done, each monster should have been fed an uppercase letter, a lowercase letter, and another beginning sound card.
If your child isn’t ready for all of the cards, use what they are ready for. Then, add another set of cards as they’re ready to move on to the next step.
As I mentioned above, because these monsters aren’t specific to Halloween, you can use them all year long. Keep an eye out on the blog for more “Feed the Monster” sets. I’ve got a few more in the works.
Enhance Your Alphabet Studies
In the meantime, you can enhance your alphabet studies with these fun resources. You should be able to find them at your local library or department store. If not, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.
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