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Cactus Letter Match Activity

Learning the ABC’s is so much fun with this Cactus Letter Match Activity! With cacti-shaped letters and connect links, your pre-readers will be engaged and entertained as they practice matching capital and lowercase letters! 


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Cactus Letter Match Activity:

Through this hands-on activity, your preschoolers will not only practice letter recognition activity, but they will develop their fine motor skills too. 


By connecting the cards together using connect links, your preschoolers will work on their hand and eye coordination, finger muscle strength, and much more.


letter matching activity for preschoolers


Why Are Fine Motor Skills Important?

From holding a pencil to turning the pages in a book, your preschoolers use their fine motor skills every day as they are learning to read and write.


The development of these skills is important so your kids can grasp a pencil, form letters, write, and more. 


Getting Ready To Use The Cactus Letter Match Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 26 Capital Letter Cactus Cards
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Cactus Cards


What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Connect Links or Math Links


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To get this letter activity ready for your preschoolers, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, download and print the cards. 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 cards so your kids can use this resource over and over. Then, cut the cards apart and punch holes on all of the black dots. You can store the cards and links in a small box or bag for a no-prep, on-the-go activity.


If you don’t have connect links, you can cut pipe cleaners into pieces that are about 3 inches long. Then, bend the pieces into ovals shapes to create your own links. 


How To Use The Cactus Letter Match Activity:

To begin this alphabet activity, your preschoolers will pick a capital letter card and identify the letter on it. Next, they will sort through the cards to find the matching lowercase letter.


Letter Matching Activity


Your kids will then connect the two cards together using connect links or math links.


They will continue sorting, matching, and connecting the letter cards together until they have found all of the capital and lowercase letter pairs.


Letter Match Activity


If your pre-readers have just begun learning the ABC’s, have them start with just a few cards and then add more as their letter knowledge increases.


Letter Matching


This Cactus Letter Match Activity is a fun, hands-on way for your preschoolers to practice matching letters and develop their fine motor skills!



Pin It For Later:

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


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