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Clown Letter Recognition Activity

What do clowns like to eat? Cotton candy, of course! Your preschoolers and kindergarteners will love “feeding” the clown cotton candy and learning the ABC’s during this Clown Letter Recognition Activity


Circus Letter Recognition

Clown Letter Recognition Activity:

One of the 5 pre-reading skills that kids need before learning how to read is letter knowledge. Using hands-on activities like this one is a fun way for preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice naming capital and lowercase letters. 


Clown Activity for Preschoolers


Getting Ready To Use The Clown Letter Recognition Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Clown to Feed
  • 26 Cotton Candy with Capital Letters
  • 26 Cotton Candy with Lowercase Letters


What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper 
  • Scissors 
  • Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
  • Glue


Alphabet Activity


To prepare this letter activity for your kids, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, download and print the clown and cotton candy on white card stock.


Next, laminate the clown and cotton candy, so your children can reuse this activity. Then, cut the pieces apart.


Finally, tape or glue the clown on a paper bag or cardboard box (such as a small tissue box) and cut the mouth out. 


You may also want to sort the capital and lowercase letter cotton candy into two different groups, so your pre-readers can work on one at a time. 


How To Use The Clown Letter Recognition Activity:

For this alphabet activity, your preschoolers will pick a cotton candy and say the name of the capital or lowercase letter on it as they “feed” it to the clown. 


Circus Activity for Preschoolers


If your pre-readers have just begun learning the names of the letters, start with just a few capital or lowercase letters. You can then add more cotton candy as their letter knowledge increases.


Learning the ABC's


If your children can fluently name all of the capital and lowercase letters, they can practice saying the sound that each letter makes as they feed the clown.


How Can This Activity Be Used In The Classroom?

There are many different ways to use this activity in any early elementary classroom or homeschool.


If you do a circus unit, you can use this letter recognition as an independent literacy center, morning tub, or small group activity.


For more circus-themed literacy activities, try this Circus Alphabet Sensory Bin and these Circus Play Dough Mats.


Your preschoolers will practice identifying capital and lowercase letters as they feed the clown cotton candy in this Clown Letter Recognition Activity!



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Letter Recognition Activity


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