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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 pre-readers will practice identifying both capital and lowercase letters as they feed the hungry piggy. 


Letter Activity for Preschoolers

Pig & Pancakes Letter Recognition Activity:

Make learning fun by extending your storytime 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:


Learning the ABC's


To prepare this letter recognition activity, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, download and print the printables. I like to print my resources on white card stock, because it is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too.


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.


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


Book-Inspired Activity


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



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Letter Recognition Activity


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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.