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Cat & Yarn Letter Match Activity

Did you know that August 8th is International Cat Day? This Cat & Yarn Letter Match Activity is a fun way for your pre-readers to practice learning the ABC’s and celebrate their furry friends.

Letter Activity

Cat & Yarn Letter Match Activity:

This letter recognition resource can be used as an independent activity in any early childhood classroom or homeschool.


You can store the cards in a pencil box or pouch for a quick activity that is easy to set up and use or take on the go.


If you are a classroom teacher, you use this resource for literacy centers, morning tubs, or as an enrichment activity. For homeschoolers, you can include it in your morning basket or choice tubs.  


Alphabet Activity


Getting Ready To Do The Cat & Yarn Letter Match Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 26 Cat Capital Letter Cards
  • 26 Yarn Lowercase Letter Cards


What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors


Learning the ABC's


To prep this alphabet activity for your kids, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, download and print the cats and yarn cards.


Next, laminate the cards so your kids can use this activity again. Finally, cut out the cats and yarn.


How To Use The Cat & Yarn Letter Match Activity:

For this letter recognition activity, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will pick a cat card and identify the capital letter on it.


Learning the ABC's


Next, they will sort through the ball of yarn cards to find the one with the matching lowercase letter. Your kids will then give the cat the yarn ball. 


Letter Match Activity


Your pre-readers will continue sorting and matching the lowercase and capital letters together until all of the cats have their balls of yarn.


Letter Matching Activity 

If your children are just starting to learn the ABC’s, start with a few letters. As their letter knowledge increases, you can add more cards every time your preschoolers do this activity. 


How Can I Extend This Learning Activity?

There are many ways that you can extend this activity. You can read cat-themed books like these:

If You Give A Cat A Cupcake by Laura Numeroff

National Geographic Readers: Cats by Joan Galat

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up by Bill Martin Jr.


You can also pair this resource with cat activities like these:

Letter C Cat Craft 

Paper Plate Cat Craft

Cat Sock Puppet


With this Cat & Yarn Letter Match Activity, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will practice matching lowercase and capital letters!



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!


Letter Recognition Activity


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Magnetic Letter Match Activity 

Bird & Nest Letter Match Activity


Download the Cat & Yarn Letter Match Activity:

To download and print this letter matching activity for your kids, fill out the form below.


Maribel Caldentey

Friday 30th of July 2021

Thank you very much for your help.