Summertime is in full swing, and if you are a teacher or know a teacher then you know that preparations have already begun to kick off a new school year. I’m all about simple, low prep, meaningful activities that I can do with my kids and this uppercase and lowercase pencil alphabet match activity is a fun way to work on letter recognition with preschool and kindergarten students. This activity is great for any time of the year, especially those first few weeks of the school.
*Pair this with our Alphabet Writing Centers
Pencil Alphabet Match
This printable includes 26 capital and lowercase letter cards and a printable recording sheet.
To prep, simply print, laminate, and cut out each of the alphabet cards.
How to Use this Pencil Alphabet Match Activity
Before handing a huge pile of letter cards to your child to play with, consider starting with a small group of letters first. This will allow your child to master the concept of the activity without getting overwhelmed and frustrated.
As the child matches cards, add in more cards or switch out the cards being used.
Related Resource: Alphabet Centers and Activities for Pre-K and Kindergarten
Children will match the capital and lowercase letter cards together. As they do so, they can go to their recording sheet and trace the letters they just matched.
- Play a matching game with the cards. Choose the letters you want to match and flip them over so the picture side is facing down. Children will take turns turning over the cards to form matches.
- Fill a tray with sand or salt and use the letter cards to practice writing the letters in the sand.
- Use dry erase markers to trace the letters on the cards.
- Place the letter cards around the room. Children will go on a letter hunt and when they find a letter they will trace the letter on their recording sheet.
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