Did you know that it is “Play Tennis Day” today? It’s a little too cold and snowy in the Midwest to go to the tennis courts. So, we are playing our version of tennis and learning the ABC’s with this Tennis Letter Matching Activity!
Tennis Letter Matching Activity:
This tennis themed letter recognition activity is a fun, hands-on way for your pre-readers to practice identifying and matching lowercase and capital letters.
Connecting the tennis racket to the ball using connect links will also help your kids develop their fine motor skills, dexterity, hand and eye coordination, and more!
These developmental skills are important as they learn how to hold a pencil, write, and even turn pages in a book.
Getting Ready For The Tennis Racket & Ball Alphabet Match:
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- Tennis Racket & Ball Alphabet Printables
- 26 Capital Letter Tennis Rackets
- 26 Lowercase Tennis Balls
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock
- Laminating Pouches
- Hole Punch
- Plastic Links
To prepare this alphabet activity, fill out the form below. Next, download and print the rackets and balls that you need.
Then, laminate the tennis rackets and ball and cut all of the pieces apart. Finally, punch a hole on all of the black dots.
How To Use The Tennis Racket & Ball Alphabet Match:
To use this alphabet activity, your kids will pick a tennis racket and identify the capital letter on it. Next, they will find the tennis ball with the matching lowercase letter.
Your kids will then connect the racket and ball together using connect links. They will continue until all of the capital and lowercase letters are matched together.
Depending on your children’s letter knowledge, you may want to only give them a few letters to match at a time. I like to start with 4 or 5 letters and add 1 or 2 more each time as they learn the alphabet and become more confident.
This hands-on resource can be used as an independent activity for young in any early childhood classroom or homeschool.
This Tennis Letter Matching Activity is an interactive way for your pre-readers to practice capital and lowercase letter recognition and work on developing their fine motor skills.
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Download The Tennis Letter Matching Activity:
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