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Bird Letter Recognition Activity

Polly want a cracker?! Learning the ABC’s is so much fun with this hands-on Bird Letter Recognition Activity! Your preschoolers will practice identifying capital and lowercase letters as they feed the bird. 


Letter Recognition

Bird Letter Recognition Activity:

This interactive activity is a fun way for pre-readers to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters. Depending on your children’s letter knowledge, you can mix capital and lowercase letter crackers together and have them work on both. You can also have your preschoolers practice letter sounds. 


Letter Naming Activity


What Is Letter Recognition?

Letter recognition is the ability to recognize and name all of the lowercase and capital letters. Kids who can recognize the letters of the alphabet can distinguish between them too. Using hands-on activities like this one is fun for children who are learning to identify the letters of the alphabet!


Getting Ready To Use The Bird Letter Recognition Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Bird To Feed
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Crackers
  • 26 Capital Letter Crackers


What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper 
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors 
  • Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
  • Glue or Tape


Bird Letter Recognition Activity


To prepare this letter recognition activity, click on the pencil below to download and print the printables. I like to print my resources on white card stock, because it is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too.


Next, laminate the bird and crackers so your kids can use them over and over and cut them out. Finally, tape or glue the bird onto a paper bag or cardboard box (such as a small tissue box) and cut out its mouth. 


How To Use The Bird Letter Recognition Activity:

To begin using this alphabet activity, your preschoolers will select a cracker and identify the letter on it as they feed it to the bird. 


If your kids are just starting to learn the names of the letters, start with just a few crackers. You can then add a couple more every time they play.


Learning the ABC's


When your kids know all of the letter names, they can say the sound that each letter makes as they feed the cracker to the bird. It’s easy to differentiate this activity for your kids!


This Bird Letter Recognition Activity is a fun, hands-on way for your preschoolers to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters!



Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this letter recognition resource for later? Pin this to your alphabet activities board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!


Letter Recognition Activity


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Download The Freebie:

Click on the pencil below to download and print the free letter recognition activity printables!


Tuesday 12th of July 2022

This type of activity is so much fun. We do a "Who's Bird Can Eat the Fastest or the most". I use a timer--who can eat the most in 1 min, etc.