I love simple activities that teach and entertain all in one. My littles love hands-on fun especially when you make part of it physical as well. I created these ABC Letter Match strips to practice letter recognition with my two toddlers. We love educational activities for kids and parents to play together.
How to Use
- Print one or all the sets at once on card stock or regular computer paper.
- Laminate for a sturdier and longer use.
- Have your child match up each magnet, sticker, or object with the correct letter on the strip.
Ideas for Parents and Teachers
Other than the obvious uses of each printable above, I’ve been trying out a few unique ways to insert the ABCs into our daily life.
- We love using plastic magnets with these strips. I bought the upper case and lower case letters.
- I also like to add a hunt or dig to accompany them. For the scavenger hunt, I have them run around the house to find certain objects that begin with the letter we are studying.
- I use the laundry basket dig when I need to keep them close. I’m teaching letter recognition, articles of clothing, and they burn some of that ever-lasting energy all at the same time.
- Continue to point out these letters are you read together every day.
- Grab snacks from the kitchen that begin with the letter or letters you are studying that day.
Check out this article by Sarah of How We Learn where she suggest teaching the letters s, a, t, i, p, n, first. She suggests starting with lower case letters because that’s how they see most words in the books they will read. I created a slip with these letters as well as the alphabet in order if you prefer it that way.
Additional Letter Recognition Resources:
ABC Jesus Loves Me – Letter of the Week Activities (this is the curriculum we use!)
Crystal & Co – Letter of the Week Printables
Confessions of a Homeschooler- A-Z Review with tons of fun ideas and games.