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Back-to-School Letter Search Activity

Grab this free printable Back-to-School Letter Search Activity for your kids to do at the beginning of the new school year!

School literacy activities like this one are a fun, hands-on way for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice identifying letters of the alphabet.

Your students will work on recognizing letters by their shapes and matching capital and lowercase letters as they search for letters on the pencil.

Visual Discrimination Activity

Not only will your children work on letter recognition during this activity but they will develop their visual discrimination skills too.

Visual discrimination skills are important for young learners to develop because they help children to understand and process visual information.

Developing visual discrimination skills help kids to become better readers and writers. It also helps them to understand and remember what they see.

Getting Ready to Use the Back-to-School Find the Letter Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 2 Pencil Capital Letter Search Worksheets
  • 1 Pencil Capital Letter Search Mat
  • 26 Smart Cookies Lowercase Letter Cards

What Else Is Needed:

For a reproducible activity:

For a reusable activity:

To prepare this letter recognition activity for your young learners, click on the button below and fill out the form.

Next, download and print the worksheet or mat that you want to use on copy paper or card stock.

Learning the ABC's

Then, print the letter cards on card stock and cut them apart.

You may also want to laminate the mat and cards if your children are going to reuse this activity.

How to Use the Back-to-School Letter Recognition Activity:

For this letter hunt activity, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will select a smart cookie card and identify the lowercase letter on it.

Back-to-School Activity

Next, they will look for the matching capital letter on the pencil worksheet and color it with crayons or mark it with a dot marker.

Find the Letter Activity

If your students are using the colored worksheet or mat, they can mark the letters by covering them with small manipulatives such as mini erasers.

Letter Recognition Activity

They will then continue to pick cards and find the letters on the worksheet or mat until they have found them all.

Letter Find Activity

This Back-to-School Letter Search Activity is a fun way for your kids to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters at the beginning of the school year.

More Back-to-School Activities:

To extend this school-themed activity, you can pair it with these picture books and other literacy resources.

Back-to-School Books for Kids:

Get ready for the beginning of the school year by reading these picture books to your preschoolers and kindergarteners.

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg

The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! by Mo Willems

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

Back-to-School Literacy Activities for Kids:

With these school-themed activities, your students can work on letter matching, beginning sounds, and much more!

School Letter Writing Mats

First Day of School Crowns from Books and Giggles

Back-to-School Preschool Worksheets

Back-to-School Sorting Activities from 3 Boys and a Dog

School Bus Number Words Activity

You May Also Like These Morning Tubs for Preschool:

Are you looking for a new morning routine? These themed Morning Tubs are an entertaining and engaging way to start the day.

This year-long bundle of morning work includes 120 independent literacy and math activities that are perfect for children in preschool or kindergarten.

Click on the picture below to learn more about the activities included in this bundle!

Download the Back-to-School Letter Find Printables:

To get the printables for this school-themed letter find activity, click on the button below and fill out the form.

Stephanie Hite

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

Cool alphabet ideas!