It’s National Earmuff Day! If you are like me and live in a state with freezing cold temperatures during the winter months, then you’re probably thankful for earmuffs. Celebrate this invention and the holiday with these letter recognition Earmuff Letter Matching Puzzles!
Earmuff Letter Matching Puzzles:
Add some history to this letter recognition activity and teach your kids about the invention of earmuffs. At the age of 15, Chester Greenwood came up with the idea after a day of ice skating in Maine. His grandmother helped him sew tufts of fur between loops of wire and he was awarded a patent for his invention on March 13th, 1877. It’s always fun to extend the learning and add more learning to a simple alphabet activity!
Getting Ready To Use The Earmuff Letter Matching Puzzles:
- 26 Earmuff Letter Matching Puzzles (lowercase letter to capital letter)
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminator and Laminating Pouches
To prepare this alphabet activity, click on the pencil below to download and print the mats that you need. 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 them over and over. Then, cut the letter puzzles apart. You can store the pieces in a resealable plastic bag or pencil pouch.
How To Use The Earmuff Letter Matching Puzzles:
Your kids will select a puzzle piece and identify the letter on it. They will then find the matching lowercase or capital letter. If your children pick the card with the lowercase “b” on it, they will the find the card with the capital “B.”
Depending on your children’s letter knowledge, you may want to only give them a few letters to match at a time. I like to start with 4 or 5 letters and add 1 or 2 more each time as they learn the alphabet and become more confident.
This letter recognition resource can be used as an independent activity for young in any early childhood classroom or homeschool. If you are a classroom teacher, these puzzles can used for literacy centers, morning tubs, or as an enrichment activity. For homeschoolers, try strewing this activity or include it in your morning basket. You can also add these puzzle cards to a bin with cotton balls and paper snowflakes for some extra sensory play fun!
These Earmuff Letter Matching Puzzles are a fun, hand-on letter recognition activity for your kids! They will gain letter knowledge as they practice identify and matching lowercase and capital letters.
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this letter activity for later? Pin this to your alphabet board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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Download The Freebie:
Click on the pencil below to download and print the free alphabet puzzles!