If your pre-readers are learning the ABC’s, they are sure to love this Valentine’s Day literacy activity! When doing this Heart Letter Match Activity, your preschoolers will develop their fine motor skills while they match capital letters to lowercase letters.
Heart Letter Match Activity:
Not only is this Valentine’s Day activity an interactive way for preschoolers to practice letter recognition, but it’s also a great way for them to develop their fine motor skills. By connecting the cards together using connect links, your kids will work on their hand and eye coordination, finger muscle strength, and much more.
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 Do The Heart Letter Match Activity:
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- 26 Capital Letter Heart Cards
- 26 Lowercase Letter Heart Cards
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminator and Laminating Pouches
- Hole Punch
- Connect Links or Math Links
To prepare this alphabet activity, click on the pencil below to download and print the cards. I like to print my resources on white card stock because it is more durable. But, you can use white copy paper too.
Next, laminate the cards so your kids can use this activity over and over. Then, cut the cards apart and punch holes on all of the black dots.
If you don’t have connect links, you can cut a pipe cleaner into pieces that are about 3 inches long. Then, bend the pieces into ovals shapes to create your own links.
How To Use The Heart Letter Match Activity:
To begin this letter recognition activity, your preschoolers will pick a capital letter card and identify the letter on it. Next, they will sort through the cards to find the matching lowercase letter.
Your kids will then connect the two cards together using connect links or math links. They will continue connecting the letter cards together until they have matched all of the capital and lowercase letters.
If your pre-readers are just starting to learn the letters of the alphabet, you can start with just a few cards and then add more as their letter knowledge increases.
This Heart Letter Match Activity is a fun, hands-on way for your preschoolers to practice matching letters and develop their fine motor skills!
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this letter matching resource for later? Pin this to your alphabet activities board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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Download The Freebie:
Click on the pencil below to download and print the free letter match printables!