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Sloth Letter Recognition Activity

If your preschoolers are learning the ABC’s, they are going to have fun naming capital and lowercase letters as they “feed” the sloth in this Sloth Letter Recognition Activity


Rainforest Activity for Kids

Sloth Letter Recognition Activity:

Did you know that it can take a sloth 30 days to digest 1 leaf?! Don’t worry… your kids can feed this sloth more than one leaf a month during this activity. 


This letter resource would be a great addition to your rainforest unit or fun to do after your field trip to the zoo. It’s also a great way to extend your children’s learning after reading their favorite sloth books. 


Letter 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 engaging way for pre-readers to practice learning the ABC’s! 


Getting Ready To Use The Sloth Letter Recognition Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Sloth to Feed
  • 26 Leaves with Capital Letters
  • 26 Leaves with Lowercase Letters


What Else Is Needed:

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


Alphabet Activity


To prepare this letter activity for your preschoolers, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, download and print the sloth and leaves. 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 sloth and leaves, so your kids can use them over and over. Then, cut out all the pieces. Finally, tape or glue the sloth on a paper bag or cardboard box (such as a small tissue box) and cut its mouth out. 


How To Use The Sloth Letter Recognition Activity:

For this letter recognition activity, your pre-readers will select a leaf and identify the capital or lowercase letter on it as they “feed” it to the sloth. 


Pre-Reading Activity


If your preschoolers have just begun learning the names of the letters, start with just a few capital or lowercase letters. You can then add more as their letter knowledge increases.


You kids can also look for the letters in their names or practice spelling words such as sight words or CVC words. 


Learning the ABC's


They can practice saying the sound that each letter makes as they feed the sloth too. This alphabet activity can easily be differentiated for all your learners! 


This Sloth Letter Recognition Activity is a fun, hands-on way for your pre-readers to practice naming capital and lowercase letters.



Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this letter recognition activity 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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