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Reindeer Letter Recognition Activity

Are you looking for a 25 Days of Christmas Activities? Your kids will love “feeding” the reindeer as they work on learning the ABC’s with this Reindeer Letter Recognition Activity


Fine Motor Activity


Reindeer 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 carrots together and have them work on both. You can also have your kids practice letter sounds. 




What Is Letter Recognition?

Letter recognition is the ability to recognize and name all of the lowercase and capital letters. In addition, kids who can recognize the letters of the alphabet can also 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 Reindeer Letter Recognition Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Reindeer To Feed
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Carrots
  • 26 Capital Letter Carrots


What Else Is Needed:

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


Pre-Reading Skills


To prepare this alphabet activity, click on the pencil below to 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 carrots so your kids can use them over and over. Then, cut the reindeer and carrots out. Finally, tape or glue the reindeer on a paper bag or cardboard box (such as a small tissue box) and cut out its mouth. 


How To Use The Reindeer Letter Recognition Activity:

To use this letter recognition activity, your kids will pick a carrot and identify the letter on it as they feed it to the reindeer. If your children are just starting to learn the names of the letters, start with just a few carrots. You can then add a few more letters every time they play.


Letter Sorting Activity


When your kids know all of the letter names, they can say the sound that each letter makes as they feed the reindeer. 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.


Learning the ABC's


This Reindeer Letter Recognition Activity is a fun, hands-on way for pre-readers to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters!


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 Recognition Activity


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Download The Freebie:

Click on the pencil below to automatically download and print letter recognition printables!


Friday 29th of January 2021

I am an Alaskan Kindergarten teacher and we are studying caribou the cousin of the reindeer and we recently read The Caribou Alphabet by Mary Beth Owens. I am going to add this to my resources to help those kindergarteners who still do not know their letters at this time of the school year. It will be highly engaging and I can practice both letter names and letter sounds.