Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Literacy Activities, Motor Skills, Preschool Letter Activities | 0 comments

This game is great for practicing initial letter sounds, letter recognition, and fine motor development, plus it’s really simple to make!

Materials:

  • 1 piece of scrapbook paper (or construction paper)
  • glue stick
  • a printout of A-Z Pictures
  • scissors
  • clothespins
  • a Sharpie/ felt marker

First, I printed out a copy of A-Z Pictures (clipart I found on the Internet) and cut the pictures apart. Then I glued the pictures around the edges of the scrapbook paper (not all of them fit on one side so I just flipped the paper over and added some to the back as well). Next, I wrote one alphabet letter onto the end of each clothespin with a Sharpie, and then I called M over to review the names of the pictures to eliminate any confusion during the game.

A-Z Picture Matching  A-Z Picture Matching

M really enjoyed this game, even though he found the clothespins to be a bit tricky. It was really good practice for strengthening the muscles in his hand and fingers!

A-Z Picture Matching  A-Z Picture Matching

M was able to match all of the letters to the initial sounds of each of the pictures, with no help from me. What made the game challenging for him was searching through the pile for the proper clothespin and physically clipping it onto the picture.

A-Z Picture Matching  A-Z Picture Matching

And that’s how I kept my oldest bug busy today :).

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