What do elves like to eat? Fruit cake, of course! Your preschoolers and kindergartners will have fun learning the ABC’s as they “feed” Santa’s helper in this Elf Letter Recognition Activity.
Elf Letter Recognition Activity:
Make learning fun this holiday season with engaging and entertaining hands-on resources.
Your pre-readers and beginning readers can use this Christmas-themed activity to practice learning letter names and beginning sounds.
Getting Ready To Use The Elf Letter Recognition Activity:
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- Elf to Feed
- 26 Fruit Cakes with Capital Letters
- 26 Fruit Cakes with Lowercase Letters
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
To get this alphabet activity ready for your pre-readers to use, click on the button below and fill out the form.
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.
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.
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.
Your preschoolers and kindergarteners are sure to have fun learning the ABC’s this holiday season with this Elf Letter Recognition Activity!
How Can I Extend This Learning Activity?
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:
E is for Elf Printables from Homeschool Preschool
Elf Bingo Printable from Crystal and Co.
Find the Letter: E if for Elf Worksheet from 3 Boys and a Dog
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!
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