You won’t believe how easy it is to set up this hands-on letter matching game for preschoolers. Kids will work on letter recognition and motor skills, as well.
We’re getting so close to back to school! I’m not sure where the summer went, and I feel like I say that every summer.
I’ve really been trying to do more ABC activities with her lately to get her ready for preschool. This letter matching game was so fun, and Grace had a blast!
Hands-On Letter Matching Game
This activity is awesome for any toddler, homeschool, preschool, Pre-K or kindergarten classroom.
Ok, I know you’re excited to get started. So, here we go…
What You’ll Need
• A piece of butcher paper (seriously the best purchase I’ve made)
• Small foam letters or letter stickers
If you don’t have foam letters or stickers you can always just write the letters on the cups with the marker.
What You’ll Do
The first thing I did was cut a piece of butcher paper and use one small cup to draw 26 circles (one for each letter of the alphabet). Then I wrote one letter in each circle with the markers.
I then put the letters on the bottom of the cups. One letter of the alphabet per cup. I did use a little colored tape to hold the butcher paper on the floor so it didn’t move around while Grace was doing this activity.
I really didn’t need to give her much directions. I handed her the cups, and she got right to work matching the letters on the butcher paper to the letters on the cups.
How did my daughter do with this activity?
Grace really liked this activity. For some reason, learning her letters isn’t her favorite thing to do. So, I really have to make sure the activities are fun and engaging, or she won’t finish the activity. Thank goodness she thought this one was!
What did she learn during this activity?
• Letter recognition
• Problem solving skills
• Following directions
Summer’s almost over, but there’s plenty of time to get in some last-minute learning activities!
This one is a great one to start with, or this is also a good activity to do for back-to-school review. Try it today, and you’ll see what I mean.