Looking for an alphabet learning invitation that can be kept out and enjoyed off and on for a few days?! This is the activity for you! This alphabet match activity will keep your child interested and engaged for a long time. This activity mixes art with learning and is perfect for preschool aged kids and up.
My four year old is really into learning his letters and sounds these days! We’ve been homeschooling for about a month now and are quickly running out of activities from his virtual learning packet.
I’m kinda over the quick worksheets from school and other activities that are over in 5 minutes. The effort it takes to get a four year old interested in a worksheet that will only last a few minutes is just not worth it for us! So here is a fun alternative alphabet match activity that young children can revisit throughout the week! Children get the chance to get creative and do their work whenever they choose.
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Let’s give this alphabet match activity a try! Here’s what you’ll need..
- Roll of paper
- Alphabet rocks
- Markers– These are scented markers!
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Here’s What We Did:
Make alphabet letter rocks and draw bubble letters on a large sheet of white paper. This is really the only step!
I wrote the letters on the rocks with a sharpie and did my best with the bubble letters. No they are not perfect, but my four year old doesn’t care! Make your bubble letters on the larger side to make this a developmentally appropriate activity for those little hands. You can choose to write the entire alphabet or just the letters your child is still learning.
Now invite your child to try the alphabet match activity. I showed my son how to find an alphabet letter one at a time, name it, match it, and color it! Children can also name an object that starts with that letter sound.
My son liked to write the letter first inside the bubble letter.
These bubble letters look easy to color, but the curves and quick directional changes are a challenge for young kids! We talked about slowing down, using small strokes when coloring, and not leaving a lot of white spaces in the bubble letters.
Along with working his fine motor skills, he also worked his gross motor skills. He practiced stabilizing his core and crossing the midline when coloring letters towards the other end of the paper.
My son took a break from this activity after coloring in about six letters. That turned out to be about 30 minutes of fun and engaging work for him! We kept this set up out for the rest of the week and he visited it whenever he felt like it. He loved working on his alphabet match activity banner!
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