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Pig & Pancakes Letter Recognition Activity

Learning the ABC’s is so much fun with this Pig & Pancakes Letter Recognition Activity

In this book-inspired activity, your kids will practice identifying both capital and lowercase letters as they feed the hungry pig. 

Letter Activity for Preschoolers

Make learning fun by extending your story time with engaging and entertaining an activity that is inspired by one of our favorite books.

The best part is that you can easily differentiate this resource for your young learners.

Your kids can work on just identifying the capital or lowercase letters.

As their letter knowledge increases, you can mix the capital and lowercase pancakes together and have them work on both.

You can also have your preschoolers practice letter sounds. 

If You Give A Pig A Pancake Activity

What Is Letter Recognition?

Letter recognition is the ability to recognize and name all of the lowercase and capital letters.

Kids who can identify the letters of the alphabet can distinguish between them too.

Using hands-on activities is an entertaining way for pre-readers to practice learning the ABC’s! 

Getting Ready To Use The Pig & Pancakes Letter Recognition Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Pig to Feed
  • 26 Capital Letter Pancakes Cards
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Pancakes Cards

What Else Is Needed:

To prepare this letter recognition activity, fill out the form below.

After receiving the email with the printables, download and print the pig and pancakes on cardstock. 

Learning the ABC's

Next, laminate the pig and pancakes, so your kids can use them over and over. Then, cut the pieces apart.

Finally, tape or glue the pig on a paper bag or cardboard box (such as a small tissue box) and cut the mouth out. 

How To Use The Pig & Pancakes Letter Recognition Activity:

After reading the book If You Give A Pig A Pancake by Laura Numeroff, your preschoolers will pick a pancake and identify the capital or lowercase letter on it as they feed it to the pig.

Alphabet Activity

If your pre-readers are just starting to learn the names of the letters, start with just a few pancakes. You can then add more letters as their letter knowledge increases.

Book-Inspired Activity

When your kids know all of the letter names, they can practice saying the sound that each letter makes as they feed the pig.

Letter Recognition Activity

This book-inspired Pig & Pancakes Letter Recognition Activity is an “oink-tastic” way for pre-readers to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters!

More Book Companion Activities:

If you are looking for more activities to go with the books by Laura Numeroff, try these literacy resources:

Moose & Muffin Letter Recognition Activity

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Mouse & Popcorn Letter Find Activity

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Are you looking for more fun, hands-on alphabet activities for your students to practice letter identification and formation?

This bundle of interactive letter activities will engage and entertain your preschoolers as they are learning the ABC’s!

Click on the link or picture to learn more about all the different resources included in this bundle!

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Wednesday 1st of March 2023

This will be perfect for a Literacy breakfast we are hosting for Kindergarten.

Heather Robinson

Monday 16th of January 2023

I work with children on the spectrum and creating busy books, interactive books, worksheets, and many other ABA activities for them. This would be a great addition to our busy books and learning.

Two Chicks and a Mom

Friday 15th of July 2022

We featured your Pig and Pancake activity at Funtastic Friday Link Party this week. Please stop by and join us again!


Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

Thank you


Friday 27th of August 2021

I am creating a binder of book activity for my preschool teachers. This will be a good activity to accompany the book.

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