Are you looking for a book-inspired activity for learning the ABC’s? After reading the book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s by Lucille Colandro, your kids will have fun working on identifying capital and lowercase letters with this There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s Letter Recognition Activity.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s Letter Recognition Activity:
This picture book 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 cards 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. Children who can recognize the letters of the alphabet can distinguish between them too.
Getting Ready To Use There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s Letter Recognition Activity:
- Old Lady Picture
- 26 Capital Letter Cards
- 26 Lowercase Letter Cards
What Else Is Needed:
- There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s by Lucille Colandro
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
To prepare this alphabet activity, fill out the form below to get this activity in your inbox. After receiving the email, 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 letter cards so your kids can use them over and over. Then, cut the old lady and letter cards out. Finally, tape or glue the old lady on a paper bag or cardboard box and cut out the mouth.
How To Use The There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s Letter Recognition Activity:
After reading the book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s by Lucille Colandro, your kids can use this letter recognition activity to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters. To play, they will pick a letter card and identify the letter on it as they “feed” it to the old lady. Your children can also use letter tiles, magnets, or other manipulative.
If your children are just starting to learn the names of the letters, start with just a few letter cards. You can then add a couple of letter cards every time they play.
When your kids know all of the letter names, they can say the sound that each letter makes as they give the letter to the old lady. It’s easy to differentiate this activity for your kids!
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