My LO and I are practicing our vowel sounds.
She has been saying, “ah is for apple” and “b is for bus”.
These are my cues that she is ready to start learning a bit more about letter sounds!
Because it’s closer to the holidays, I wanted to theme one of our learning games for Christmas.
But, you can definitely theme this for any day of the year.
I used these stocking crafts that are meant to be used to create a garland.
You can most certainly use whatever you have on hand that includes a bit of a repetitive patterns sort of like these stocking crafts we have.
I’ll be sharing below how exactly I put this simple alphabet learning game that my LO enjoyed learning to match with!
Easy and fun!
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Set of stocking crafts (these can be made with foam sheets as a fun DIY too.)
And, that my friends, is all you will need to put together this simple and easy kids activity for learning about the alphabet!
Christmas Letter Matching Activity
Here are the simple steps I took to put together this learning activity:
Outline the stockings on a poster board.
Then, write out the vowels or letters you’d like to work on onto the poster board and the stockings that will be for matching.
Note: Make sure to add the same letters on the stockings that you do on the poster board.
Voila! You’ve an epic and very easy set of fun ways to learn the alphabet and vowels.
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What are some Activities for Preschoolers?
Instead of learning vowel sounds like we did you can always work on matching numbers, shapes and color names!
You can also work on matching uppercase to uppercase and lowercase to lowercase instead of upper to lower like we did!
There are so many fun ways to go about it which is so nice and wonderful!
I love easy activities that can work for a differentiated set of ages!
Kindergarteners can also practice matching addition and subtraction equations to their answer. 🙂
What other fun ways can you think of incorporating this simple learning activity with your littles?
What is the best order to teach the alphabet to preschoolers?
In my opinion, there is not right or wrong way!
Some teachers and homeschooling mamas/papas will teach the lowercase first and some the uppercase.
Others may teach the letter M and D first because those are the first letter sounds their children make when they try to say, “mama” and “papa”.
And, others may teach u shapes letters vs l shapes ones.
In whatever way you choose to start, it will be great!
You know your child and what works best for him/her. 🙂
We like to work on two letters a month and an additional two in the last month!
It just works for us like this 🙂 What works for you?
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