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Pirate Letter Recognition Activity

Are you looking for learning activities for your kids to do on Talk Like A Pirate Day? After reading a book about pirates, your pre-readers will have so much fun learning the ABC’s in this Pirate Letter Recognition Activity!


Learning the ABC's


Pirate Letter Recognition Activity:

This interactive activity is a fun way for pre-readers to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters. Depending on your children’s letter knowledge, you can mix capital and lowercase letter stars together and have them work on both. You can also have your kids practice letter sounds. 


Pirate Letter Recognition Activity


What Is Letter Recognition?

Letter recognition is the ability to recognize and name all of the lowercase and capital letters. Children who can recognize the letters of the alphabet can distinguish between them too. Using hands-on activities is fun for kids who are learning to identify capital and lowercase letters! 


Getting Ready To Use The Pirate Letter Recognition Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Treasure Chest Picture
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Gold Coins
  • 26 Capital Letter Gold Coins


What Else Is Needed:

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


Letter Recognition Activity


To prepare this alphabet activity, click on the button below. Then, download and print the treasure chest and gold coins. 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 gold coins so your kids can use them over and over. Then, cut the treasure chest and gold coins out. Finally, tape or glue the treasure chest on a paper bag or cardboard box (such as a small tissue box) and cut out its mouth. 


How To Use The Pirate Letter Recognition Activity:

To use this letter recognition activity, your kids will pick a gold coin and identify the letter on it as they put it into the treasure chest. If your children are just starting to learn the names of the letters, start with just a few gold coins. As their letter knowledge increases, you can add more gold coins every time they play.


Talk Like A Pirate Day Activity


When your kids know all of the letter names, they can say the sound that each letter makes as they put the gold coins into the treasure chest. It’s easy to differentiate this activity for your kids! 


This alphabet resource can be used as an independent activity for young children in any early childhood classroom or homeschool. If you are a classroom teacher, this interactive activity can used for literacy centers, morning tubs, or as an enrichment for early finishers. For homeschoolers, try strewing this activity or use it to reinforce what you are teaching your kids. 


Learning the ABC's


This Pirate Letter Recognition Activity is a fun, hands-on way for pre-readers to work on letter recognition and their fine motor skills.



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Pirate Letter Recognition Activity


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More Pirate Activities:

Are you looking for more pirate activities to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day? Try these fun ideas!

Writing: Pirate Letter Writing Mats

Math: Pirate Counting Puzzles from Look! We’re Learning!

Fine Motor: Pirate Cutting Practice from 3 Boys and a Dog

Craft: Paper Bag Pirate Craft


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