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Cactus Letter Match Activity

Looking for a fun, hands-on way for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to work on learning the ABC’s? Grab this free printable Cactus Letter Match Activity!

With cacti-shaped letters and links, your students will be engaged and entertained as they practice matching capital and lowercase letters! 

Cactus Letter Match Activity:

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

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

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:

To get this letter recognition activity ready for your kids, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Then, download the PDF and print the cards on white card stock.


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 students 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.

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

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


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


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

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Learn more about deserts by pairing this activity with these books and other themed literacy resources.

Desert Books for Kids:

Why Oh Why Are Deserts Dry? All About Deserts by Tish Rabe

Cactus Hotel by Brenda Z. Guiberson

Step into the Desert by Howard Rice

Desert Activities for Kids:

Cactus Tracing Worksheets

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