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Gumball Letter Search Activity

Are you looking for a fun letter recognition resource for your preschoolers and kindergarteners? Try this Gumball Letter Search Activity

Your young learners are sure to think that learning the ABC’s is “sweet” with this engaging and entertaining resource! 

It’s a fun way for your kids to celebrate National Bubble Gum Day or National Chewing Gum Day too! 

Find the Letter Activity

This letter search activity will help your children practice letter knowledge such as identifying the letter names and shapes.

They will also work on developing their fine motor skills, practice following multi-step directions, and much more!

Letter Match Activity

Getting Ready To Use The Gumball Letter Search Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 2 Gumball Machine Capital Letter Search Worksheets
  • 1 Gumball Machine Capital Letter Search Mat
  • 26 Kids Blowing Bubbles Lowercase Letter Cards

What Else Is Needed:

For a reproducible activity:

  • White Copy Paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Bingo Dauber (optional)

For a reusable activity:

  • White Card Stock
  • Scissors
  • Laminator
  • Laminating Pouches
  • Small Manipulatives

To set this letter search activity up for your preschoolers to complete, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

After filling out the form, download and print the worksheet that you want to use (there is one in color and one in black and white) on copy paper.

Next, print the kids blowing bubbles cards on white card stock. If you are using the mat, you will also want to print it on white card stock. 

Letter Matching Activity

Then, laminate the mat and cards and cut the cards apart. You can also place the mat in a dry erase pocket. 

Finally, make copies of the worksheets for all of your students. 

How To Use The Gumball Letter Search Activity:

For this letter recognition activity, your pre-readers will first pick a kid blowing a bubble card and identify the lowercase letter on it. 

Learning the ABC's

Next, your children will look for the matching capital letter on the gumball machine worksheet.

When your kids find the correct letter, they will color it with either a crayon or a Bingo dauber.

Letter Find Activity

If your students are using the mat or colored worksheet, they can cover the letters with small manipulatives like mini erasers, Bingo chips, or pom poms.

Letter Recognition Activity

Your preschoolers will then select more cards one-by-one until they have found all the matching letters on the mat or worksheet. 

Letter Search Activity

Hands-on resources like this Gumball Letter Search Activity are a “sweet” way for your kids to work on letter recognition and celebrate National Bubble Gum Day! 

More Letter Recognition Activities:

To extend this alphabet activity, you can pair it with these picture books and other literacy resources.

Alphabet Books for Kids: 

Reading these picture books to your young learners can help them identify the letters of the alphabet by their shapes and names. 

Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood

I Spy Letters by Jean Marzollo

Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert

Alphabet Activities for Kids: 

With these engaging alphabet activities, your children can practice naming, matching, and forming capital and lowercase letters.

Cookie & Milk Letter Match

Apple Seed Letter Tracing Cards from Books and Giggles

Watermelon Alphabet Sensory Bin

Sweet Treats Color By Number Printable from Homeschool Preschool

Strawberry Letter Recognition Activity

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These Letter Dot Painting Worksheets are a fun, hands-on way for your students to practice letter recognition and formation.

With this Bingo dauber activity, your kids will also work on work on their fine motor skills, pencil control, and much more. Click on the link or picture to learn more!

Download the Gumball Letter Recognition Activity:

To get the free printables for this gumball alphabet activity, fill out the form below with your name and email address.


Need help? Try these Downloading & Printing Tips!


Thursday 8th of June 2023

Hi! Thank you for the freebies! Where did you find the cute little gumball machine erasers? Thank you1

ABC's of Literacy

Sunday 11th of June 2023

Hi! I got the gumball machine erasers at Target. Oriental Trading and Amazon have a lot of mini erasers too. Hope that helps!


Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

Looks fun!

Nora J Young

Saturday 27th of August 2022

thank you


Saturday 27th of August 2022

looks like fun!

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