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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 letter matching and work on fine motor skills. 


Fine Motor Skills

Fishing Alphabet Clip Cards:

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 developmental skills are so important for pre-readers and pre-writers!   


Learning the ABC's


Why Are Fine Motor Skills Important?

From holding a pencil to turning the pages in a book, kids use their fine motor skills as they are learning to read and write.


The development of the small muscles in the hands and fingers in coordination with the eyes will not only help children when they are learning but also when they are doing things in their everyday lives.


Getting Ready To Use The Fishing Alphabet 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) 


Letter Recognition Activity


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


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.


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 Alphabet 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.



Pin It For Later:

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


Alphabet Clip Cards


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