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Elf Letter Recognition Activity

What do elves like to eat? Fruit cake, of course! Your kids will have fun learning the ABC’s as they “feed” Santa’s helper in this Elf Letter Recognition Activity.

Christmas literacy activities like this one are a hands-on way to keep your preschoolers and kindergarteners learning this December.

Christmas Alphabet Activity

Elf Letter Recognition Activity:

With this Christmas-themed activity, your pre-readers and beginning readers can practice learning letter names and beginning sounds. 

You can add this resource to your morning tubs, literacy centers, or early finisher bins. You can also use it during small groups or as an intervention activity. 

Christmas Letter Activity

Getting Ready To Use The Elf Letter Recognition Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Elf to Feed
  • 26 Fruit Cakes with Capital Letters
  • 26 Fruit Cakes with Lowercase Letters

What Else Is Needed:

To get this alphabet activity ready for your pre-readers to use, fill out the form below.

Then, download and print the elf and fruit cakes on white card stock.

Next, laminate the printables so your children can reuse this activity. Then, cut the pieces apart.

Christmas Activity for Kids

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

You may also want to sort the capital and lowercase fruit cakes into two different groups, so your kids can work on one set at a time. 

How To Use The Elf Letter Recognition Activity:

For this letter recognition activity, your children will pick a fruit cake card and say the name of the capital or lowercase letter on it as they “feed” it to the elf.

Christmas Letter Recognition Activity

If your pre-readers are just starting to learn the names of the letters, start with just a few fruit cake cards. As they learn the letters, you can add more. 

If your kids already know the names, they can practice saying the sounds that each letter makes as they feed the elf.

Learning the ABC's

Your preschoolers and kindergarteners are sure to have fun learning the ABC’s this holiday season with this Elf Letter Recognition Activity

Pin It For Later:

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

Letter Recognition Activity

More Christmas Literacy Activities:

There are many other elf-themed activities that you kids can do this upcoming holiday season. First, you can read books like these:

How To Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace

The Littlest Elf by Brandi Dougherty

There’s an Elf in Your Book by Tom Fletcher 

You can also pair this resource with more elf-themed activities like these:

Elf Letter Find Worksheets

Elf Letter Writing Mats

You May Also Like These Christmas Morning Tubs:

These Christmas Morning Tubs are fun, hands-on activities that your students can use to learn and review concepts.

Click on the link or the picture to learn more about this bundle of 5 literacy and 5 math morning tubs!

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Brenda Buehler

Tuesday 16th of November 2021

thank you for such great ideas

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