Are you looking for a letter recognition activity for your kids to do this winter? Then, grab this free printable Groundhog Letter Match Activity!
You can use this resource on Groundhog day or add it to your unit on hibernating animals to make learning the ABC’s fun!
This letter recognition activity is not only an engaging and entertaining way for preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice matching capital and lowercase letters.
But, connecting the cards together using plastic links will help them develop their fine motor skills too.
Getting Ready To Use The Groundhog Letter Match Activity:
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- 26 Capital Letter Groundhog Cards
- 26 Lowercase Letter Shadow Cards
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock
- Laminating Pouches
- Hole Punch
- Plastic Links
To get this letter matching activity ready for your kids, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
Next, download and print the cards on white card stock. Then, laminate the cards and cut them apart. Finally, punch holes on all of the black dots.
If you don’t have plastic links, you can make your own. First, cut a pipe cleaner into pieces that are about 2 or 3 inches long. Then, bend them in the shape of an oval.
How To Use The Groundhog Letter Matching Activity:
For this activity, your kids will first pick a capital letter groundhog card and say the name of the letter on it.
Next, they will sort through the cards to find the matching lowercase letter shadow card.
When they find the match, your preschoolers will connect the two cards together using plastic links.
Your children will continue sorting, matching, and connecting the cards until they have paired all the groundhogs to their shadows.
If your pre-readers have just started learning the letters of the alphabet, begin this activity with just a few sets of cards. You can add more as their letter knowledge increases.
This Groundhog Letter Match Activity is a fun, hands-on way for your preschoolers to work on letter recognition and fine motor skills this winter!
How Can I Extend This Learning Activity?
Before beginning this activity, share picture books with your children such as these:
Groundhog Gets a Say by Pamela Curtis Swallow
Grumpy Groundhog by Maureen Wright
Groundhog’s Runaway Shadow by David Biedrzycki
You can also pair this resource with other groundhog-themed activities including these:
Groundhog Day Emergent Readers from Books and Giggles
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Download the Groundhog Letter Match Activity:
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