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Fishing Alphabet Clip Cards

Your preschoolers are going to get “hooked” on learning the ABC’s with these free printable Fishing Alphabet Clip Cards!

This simple activity is a fun way for pre-readers to practice matching letters and develop their fine motor skills. 

Fine Motor Skills

By squeezing clothespins open and attaching them to the cards, your kids will be developing their finger muscle strength, hand and eye coordination, and much more.

All of these fine motor skills are so important for pre-readers and pre-writers as they are learning how to read and write!   

Learning the ABC's

Getting Ready To Use The Fishing ABC Clip Cards:

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What’s Included:

  • 26 Capital Letter Fishing Clip Cards
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Fishing Clip Cards

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors
  • Clothespins
  • Glue (optional) 

To get this alphabet activity ready for your preschoolers, click on the button below and fill out the form.

After receiving the email with the resource, download and print the cards that you need.

If you want your kids to be able to check their answers, mark a dot or put a sticker on the back of the card where the clothespin will be after they clip it.

Letter Recognition Activity

Next, laminate the cards so your kids can use them over and over. Then, cut the cards apart.

For even more fun, you can attach the fish to the side of the clothespins.

Then, you can store the cards and clothespins in a resealable plastic bag or pencil pouch for an easy on-the-go, no-prep activity.

How To Use The Fishing Letter Clip Cards:

For this letter recognition activity, your preschoolers will pick a card and identify the letter at the top.

They will then find the matching letter and clip a clothespin on it.

Letter Match Activity

If you marked the answer on the back of the card, your kids can flip it over and check to see if they clipped the correct letter. 

Letter Matching Activity

If your pre-readers have just begun learning the ABC’s, have them start with just a few cards and then add more as their letter knowledge increases.

Letter Clip Cards

These Fishing Alphabet Clip Cards are a fun, hands-on way for preschoolers to work on letter recognition and their fine motor skills.

Alphabet Clip Cards

More Summer Literacy Activities:

Pair this fishing alphabet activity with these other summer books and resources.

Summer Books for Kids:

Share these picture books with your kids before they do this fishing-themed resource.

Let’s Go Fishing: A Book for All Young Anglers by Joshua Mutters 

H Is for Hook: A Fishing Alphabet by Judy Young

Edison’s Tackle Box by Meghan Colvin

Summer Literacy Activities for Kids:

With these themed activities, your children can practice letter recognition, sight words, and much more.

Fishing Alphabet Sensory Bin

Summer Vacation Coloring Pages from Homeschool Preschool 

Fish & Seaweed Sight Word Activity

Fishing Letter Sounds Worksheets from Books and Giggles

Summer Beginning Sound Puzzles

You May Also Like The Get Ready to Read Summer Camp:

Do you want to prepare your preschoolers for the upcoming school year?

Or, have your kindergarteners review concepts to prevent the summer slide?

This month-long bundle of engaging and educational activities will keep your kids learning this summer.

Click on the picture below to learn more about the “Get Ready to Read Summer Camp.”

Download The Fish Alphabet Clip Cards:

To get the fishing alphabet clip cards emailed to you, click on the button below and fill out the form.


Sunday 15th of May 2022

Looks great!


Wednesday 11th of May 2022

What a fun activity! Not to mention a great learning tool. I love the cute graphics too!

Maureen |


Wednesday 11th of May 2022

My 4 year old would love these!

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