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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s Letter Recognition Activity

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 identifying capital and lowercase letters with this There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s Letter Recognition Activity.

 

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. 

 

Alphabet Activity

 

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:

What’s Included:

  • 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 
  • Scissors 
  • Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
  • Glue

 

To prepare this alphabet activity, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, 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. 

 

Learning the ABC's

 

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.

 

Letter Recognition Activity

 

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! 

 
This There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s Letter Recognition Activity is a fun, hands-on way for pre-readers to work on letter recognition and their fine motor skills.


 

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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC's Letter Recognition Activity

 

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Adrianna

Wednesday 6th of October 2021

Thank you!

Laura p

Wednesday 28th of July 2021

excellent

Lyn Tschritter

Thursday 20th of May 2021

I doesn't seem like it is arriving in my email box..... I also was trying to find where I can download there was an old lady who swallowed the A,B,C's It says it is free but can't find where to download it. Can you help please ?

Lyn

ABC's of Literacy

Thursday 20th of May 2021

Hi Lyn, I'm sorry that you are having trouble. Sometimes the email ends up in your spam folder or is blocked by a firewall. Can you please email me at karen@abcsofliteracy.com and I can help you? Thank you! Karen

Angella J Newsom

Wednesday 5th of May 2021

Such a cute activity!

Janet

Friday 11th of December 2020

Please disregard previous comment - I see it is now in my inbox . . . thank you so much!