Learning the letters of the alphabet is a big job, so why not make it fun with manipulatives and games when you can? This alphabet magnet match activity is quick to prepare and a great, hands on way to explore letters with kids!
Alphabet Magnet Match
Alphabet magnets are a staple in my classroom. There are so many varieties to choose from, but I tend to typically grab the color coded ones with the red vowels (they are great for when you start to build words). However, any magnets will do for this activity!
I also have a lot of cookie sheets on hand for magnet letter activities. The dollar store always has them in stock, and you can’t beat the price!
Armed with my alphabet magnets and cookie sheets, I simply printed out the alphabet pages (below) and I had a learning activity all set!
First I started with the lowercase alphabet page. For this one, we used lowercase magnets and the goal was to simply match up the letters. The letters go in order, which is an additional teaching opportunity to start exploring alphabetical order as well as letter recognition.
When I use this in a small group we pick a magnet letter and say its name and sound before placing it on the cookie sheet. “We grabbed an m! m says /m/.”
You can also match uppercase letters with uppercase magnets, or for a bit of a challenge you can pull out the uppercase sheet and use lowercase magnets for an upper and lowercase matching game.
This is a bit trickier as once they pull a magnet, they are hunting for its uppercase match, which doesn’t always look the same!
Download Your Set
Have your magnets and cookie sheet handy? Grab your copy of the alphabet matching pages by clicking the blue box below, then continue the alphabet fun with Alphabet Swat or a “tasty” ice cream alphabet match!
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