Kids love playing games! Use this fun and simple game to practice matching uppercase and lowercase letters. This free Lucky Ducks Alphabet Matchprintable can be used multiple ways for tons of hands-on learning time for your beginning readers.
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Lucky Ducks Alphabet Match
This alphabet match activity is suitable for pre-k and kindergarten classrooms. You can use this in small groups or literacy center.
Then simply cut your cards apart. I used a paper slicer to make it even faster. You can easily store your Lucky Duck cards in a sandwich baggy when they aren’t in use.
Multiple Ways to Play
I love when you can use a printable in a variety of ways. This keeps it exciting for little ones and gives them plenty of practice working on important literacy skills. Here are a few ideas of how you can use this alphabet match freebie.
As a warm up activity, you can lay the cards face up and students can work together to find the matching capital and lowercase letters.
Set your matches aside until they have found the matches for all 26 letters of the alphabet. This is a great way to work on the skills of the game before introducing the additional rules to the following games.
Once they understand how matches are made, they are ready to add in a little more excitement and play the game a few different ways.
This game is for 2-5 players.
Now that they know what matches they are looking for, you can play this game like the classic “Memory” game.
Simply mix up your cards and lay them in rows, face down.
Each player will take turns flipping over two cards and if they are a match they can collect the cards in their matches pile and get a bonus turn. If they don’t get a match they simply flip the cards back over and try to watch for matches during the other players’ turns.
The player with the most matches at the end of the game is the winner, also known as the “Lucky Duck.”
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Another way to play this game is like “Go Fish.”
Start by mixing up the cards and placing them in a stack.
Deal 4 cards to each player.
Then the first player looks at his/her cards and asks one other player if they have that letter. If they do, they must hand over the card. If they don’t have the match, they say, “Go Fish” and the player must draw a card from the pile.
If you want to stick with the duck theme of the game, players can simply make a quack sound to indicate that they don’t have the match instead of saying, “Go Fish.”
The player with the most matches at the end of the game is the winner, or the “Lucky Duck.”
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