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Lion Letter Recognition Activitiy

Your preschoolers and kindergarteners will have a “roaring” good time learning the ABC’s with this Lion Letter Recognition Activity!

As your pre-readers feed the lion in this interactive activity, they will work on saying the names of the capital and lowercase letters.

It’s a fun independent or small group resource to add to your unit on animals or to do before your field trip to the zoo.

Pre-Reading Skills

Letter recognition is one of the 5 pre-reading skills that young children need to know before learning how to read.

Mastering the letter names helps kids to understand that written language is made up of individual symbols that each have their own meaning.

By giving children plenty of exposure to letters, we can help them develop the skills they need to become successful readers and writers.

Getting Ready to Use the Lion Letter Naming Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Lion to Feed
  • 26 Capital Letter Steak Cards
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Steak Cards

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock 
  • Scissors 
  • Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
  • Glue

To get this letter recognition activity ready for your children to use, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Next, download and print the lion and steak cards on white card stock.

Letter Naming Activity

Then, laminate the printables and cut out the lion and steak cards.

Finally, tape or glue the lion onto a paper bag or cardboard box and cut out its mouth. 

How to Use the Lion Alphabet Identification Activity:

For this alphabet identification activity, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will pick a steak card.

Learning the ABC's

They will then say the name of the capital or lowercase letter on it as they “feed” it to the lion.

Have your kids start with just a few cards and then add more as their letter knowledge increases. 

Alphabet Identification Activity

To differentiate this activity, your beginning readers can also work on saying the letter sounds as they feed the lion.

Letter Recognition Activity

This Lion Letter Recognition Activity is an engaging and entertaining way for your young learners to practice naming capital and lowercase letters.

More Zoo Literacy Activities:

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

Zoo Books for Kids:

To learn more about life at the zoo, read these fiction and non-fiction books to your beginning readers.

View at the Zoo by Kathleen Long Bostrom  

Life at the Zoo by Michael George

What Do You Do If You Work At The Zoo? by Steve Jenkins

Zoo Literacy Activities for Kids:

These zoo-themed activities are a fun, hands-on way for your kids to learn and review literacy concepts.

Zoo Syllable Sort Activity

Z is for Zebra Craft from Crystal and Comp

Zoo Beginning Sounds Bingo Game

Animals Strike at the Zoo Activities from Homeschool Preschool

Zoo Animals Cut & Paste Book

You May Also Like This Letter Recognition Activity:

These Find The Letter: Alphabet Recognition Worksheets are a fun, hands-on way for children to practice recognizing lowercase and capital letters.

These spot and dot printables will also help your children work on visual discrimination and fine motor skills too. Click on the link or picture to learn more!

Download the Lion Letter Recognition Activity:

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Tuesday 11th of April 2023

Can't wait to use this with my pre-k class

wendy morta

Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

Love this activity

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