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Hibernating Bear Alphabet Game

Playing games is always a fun way to learn! In this Hibernating Bear Alphabet Game, your preschoolers will work on learning the ABC’s as they name and trace lowercase and capital letters. 

Letter Naming Activity

Hibernating Bear Alphabet Game:

If your children are just starting to learn the ABC’s, start with just a few lowercase or capital letter cave cards.

As their letter knowledge increases, you can add more letter cards every time your kids play.

After your preschoolers know all the letter names, you can mix the lowercase and capital letter cards together for extra practice.

Your children can also select a card by saying the sounds that the letter makes. 

Letter Identification Activity

Getting Ready To Use The Hibernating Bear Alphabet Game:

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What’s Included:

  • 26 Lowercase Letter Cave Cards
  • 26 Capital Letter Cave Cards
  • 9 Bear Cards
  • 1 Lowercase Letter Recording Sheet
  • 1 Capital Letter Recording Sheet

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock
  • White Copy Paper
  • Laminator
  • Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Learning the ABC's

To prepare this letter recognition activity for your preschoolers, click on the button at the bottom of this page and fill out the form.

Next, download and print the cave and bear cards on card stock and the recording sheets on copy paper.

Then, laminate the cave and bear cards and cut all the pieces apart. 

Finally, make copies of the recording sheets for all of your students. 

How To Use The Hibernating Bear Alphabet Game:

For this alphabet game, your children will play with one other person or in a small group.

One person will set up either the lowercase or capital letter cave cards on the playing surface. 

That person will also hide one bear card under one cave all the other players are not looking. 

Letter Recognition Activity

The children will then take turns saying the name of one lowercase or capital letter that they see on the cave cards. 

They will lift up the card to see if the bear is sleeping in that cave.

If the bear is not under that cards, the kids will trace that letter on the recording sheet. 

Alphabet Game

They will continue to pick letter cave cards and record their responses until they find the sleeping bear and win the game!

This Hibernating Bear Alphabet Game is a fun way for your preschoolers to practice identifying lowercase and capital letters this winter. 

Extend The Activity:

If your children are learning about hibernating animals this winter, you can read picture books such as:

Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming

Bear Can’t Sleep by Karma Wilson

Baby Bear’s Not Hibernating by Lynn Plourde

You can also pair this resource with more themed activities like these:

Hibernating Animals Printable Book

The Mitten Sequencing Activity

Pin It For Later:

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

Letter Game

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Snow Globe Letter Match Activity

Winter Letter Maze Preschool Worksheets

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Virginia Jones

Monday 21st of November 2022

Could you send me the link to print


Wednesday 16th of November 2022

These activites are great! Thank you!


Friday 7th of January 2022