Create a letter recognition grab bag for teaching a fun way to learn the alphabet. Encourage fine motor skills and alphabet recognition. Plus, get a free printable!
*This activity pairs perfectly with our Alphabet Centers!
When I think about my favorite tools for practicing letter recognition, I’m reminded how much fun it is to give children the opportunity to engage in hands on letter activities.
Not only are these experiences more enjoyable for early readers, but the chance for retention of the concepts is greater. It’s a fact that children will learn more and retain more of what’s being taught if they are actively engaged and having fun!
That’s where this Letter Recognition Grab Bag activity comes in handy!
Letter Recognition Grab Bag
My favorite time to use this activity is during centers or in a small group. Children as early as preschool up to kindergarten will benefit from this fun activity. There are a few ways this can be used at home or at school.
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We’ve used drawstring bags and baskets for this activity. It’s so much fun and there’s a level of excitement for the children to stick their hand in the grab bag and pull a letter out.
Children then use the corresponding printables (at the end of the post) to color in the letter that they’ve pulled out of the grab bag.
There is also a letter tracing printable, which gives children the chance to practice writing skills. They simply trace the letter that they’ve pulled out of the grab bag.
If you’re like me, then you like to give your children choices and also get the most out of your center and small group activities. Using both of these printables can do just that.
Tip: Switch out the letters and printables for focusing on uppercase and lowercase letters (both are included in the download).
Grab Your Copy
Ready to have some fun with letters? Grab your Letter Recognition Grab Bag printables by clicking the blue button below.
Then, for more alphabet activities your kids will love, grab our Alphabet Centers!