Young kids need to be introduced to the alphabet many times, in new and novel ways for it to stick. One way to come up with interesting activities is to use themes based on holidays, seasons or a child’s interest. Last month I created a fun Christmas themed alphabet activity, and this month I’ve come up with a ABC snowflake match activity that is a fun way for preschoolers to practice letter recognition.
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The ABC Snowflake Match is a fun way for young learners to practice letter recognition. It combines a fine motor activity with ABC matching that toddlers and preschoolers will love! To create this activity for your child(ren) you just need a few things.
- white craft foam or pre-cut craft foam snowflakes
- snowflake template
- glitter glue or permanent marker
- small spray bottle & water
- window marker
To make these alphabet snowflakes I traced the snowflake template on white craft foam and then cut them out. I had planned to use pre-cut snowflakes but couldn’t find any. After I had all the snowflakes cut out I wrote letters on them with glitter glue. You could also use permanent marker.
The next morning, I wrote letters on our sliding glass door with window markers and filled a spray bottle with a little water. Then invited Caden to come match up the snowflake letters with the letters I wrote on the window. Caden loved spraying water on the window, which is a great fine motor exercise and sticking up the matching snowflake letters! This was the first time we had ever done an activity like this and he did surprisingly well matching up the letters!
Here’s a fun activity from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom that ties fun Groundhog’s Day facts with a gross motor game!
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Julie @ Logger's Wife says
I love this idea! My 2.5yr old recognizes most of her letters this would make it even more fun for her. Plus, she loves snowflake stuff and spray bottles. 😉
(visiting from the Good Tips Tuesday link-up)
Spray bottles are so much fun! It’s a sure bet to get my son interested in any activity!
This a lovely wintery learning activity. Have pinned it 🙂