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Sun Letter Recognition Activity

If your kids working on learning the ABC’s this summer, grab this free printable Sun Letter Recognition Activity!

It’s is an engaging and entertaining way for them to practicing identifying capital and lowercase letters.

Sensory Play

Sun Letter Recognition Activity:

This letter recognition activity is a fun way for pre-readers to practice recognizing lowercase and capital letters.

You can have your kids work on one set of letters at a time. You can also mix the letters together and work on both depending on your children’s letter knowledge.

If your kids know all of the letter names, you can differentiate this activity and have them practice identifying the letter sounds. 

Sensory Activity

Getting Ready To Use The Sun Letter Recognition Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 26 Suns with Lowercase Letters
  • 26 Suns with Capital Letters
  • 3 Letter Recording Sheets
    • Color the Lowercase Letters
    • Color the Capital Letters
    • Write the Letter

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Laminator
  • Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors
  • Dot Marker, Crayons, or Pencil
  • Plastic Container 
  • Blue Shredded Paper
  • Cotton Balls

To prepare this alphabet activity, fill out the form below. Next, download and print the suns and the recording sheet that you want to use.

Then, laminate the suns so your kids can reuse this activity and cut them out.

To set-up the sensory bin, fill a plastic container with blue shredded paper and cotton balls. You can also use blue colored rice, sand, or another sensory bin filler. Then, put the suns in the shredded paper. 

How To Use The Sun Letter Recognition Activity:

Your kids will select a sun out of the sensory bin and identify the letter on it.

Learning the ABC's

If you are using the lowercase or capital letter recording sheets, they will then color the letter they picked using dot markers or crayons.

Fine Motor Skills


If you are using the letter writing recording sheet with the blank suns, your kids will write one letter on each one. 



Letter Recognition Activity

This Sun Letter Recognition Activity is not only a fun activity for summer but it’s also a hands-on way for your pre-readers to practice identifying lowercase and capital letters.

Through this sensory activity, your children will use their different senses as they process and learn the letters of the alphabet too.

More Sun-Themed Activities:

If you are looking for more sun-themed literacy activities, try these fun-filled resources:

Sun Alphabet Play Dough Mats

Sun Roll and Cover Mats from Fun Learning for Kids

Sun Tracing Worksheets

Summer Sun Cutting Practice Pages from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

Summer Beginning Sounds Puzzles

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Or, help your kindergarteners review concepts to prevent the summer slide?

Dive into Literacy this summer with this bundle of engaging and educational activities!

Download The Sun Letter Recognition Activity:

To get the free printables for this letter recognition activity, fill out the form below with your name and email address.