If you are looking for a fun way for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice learning the ABC’s, then you’ll want this Squirrel Letter Recognition Activity.
In this fall-themed resource, your pre-readers will have fun feeding acorns to the squirrel and saying the names of capital and lowercase letters.
Squirrel Letter Recognition Activity:
The letter recognition activity is perfect for independent literacy centers or for when your kids are finished early with their work. It can also be used as response to early intervention resource.
Getting Ready To Use The Squirrel Letter Recognition Activity:
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- Squirrel to Feed
- 26 Acorns with Capital Letters
- 26 Acorns with Lowercase Letters
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
To get this alphabet activity ready for your kids to use, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, download and print the squirrel and acorns on white card stock.
Next, laminate the squirrel and acorns so your children can reuse this activity. Then, cut the pieces apart.
Finally, tape or glue the squirrel on a paper bag or cardboard box (such as a small tissue box) and cut out its mouth.
You may also want to sort the capital and lowercase letter acorns into two different groups, so your pre-readers can work on one at a time.
How To Use The Squirrel Letter Recognition Activity:
For this letter activity, your kids will pick an acorn and say the name of the capital or lowercase letter on it as they “feed” it to the squirrel.
Your preschoolers can start with just a few capital or lowercase letters. Once they are more familiar with these letters, you can add more.
As they feed the acorns to the squirrel, your children can also practice saying the sounds that each letter makes.
Your pre-readers will have fun learning capital and lowercase letters as they feed the acorns to the squirrel in this Squirrel Letter Recognition Activity!
Extend The Activity:
There are many ways to extend this letter recognition activity. You can pair it with fiction or non-fiction books such as:
Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep by April Pulley Sayre
Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
Gray Squirrels by G.G. Lake
You can also have your young learners do squirrel or acorn-themed crafts and activities like these:
Busy Squirrel Class Book from Pre-K Pages
Rhyming Acorns from Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
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!
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