From brown bears to penguins, there are so many different animals that live in the zoo! If your kids love animals as much as mine do, they will have so much fun with this Zoo Letter Recognition Activity! As your preschoolers put the animals in the zoo, they will be Learning the ABC’s by naming capital and lowercase letters.
Zoo Letter Recognition Activity:
This alphabet activity can be used independently, with a partner, or in a small group in any early childhood classroom or homeschool. It would be a great addition to your animal unit or just a fun activity to do if you are taking a field trip to the zoo.
What Is Letter Recognition?
Letter recognition is the ability to recognize and name all of the lowercase and capital letters. Kids who can identify the letters of the alphabet can distinguish between them too. Using hands-on activities is an entertaining way for pre-readers to practice learning the ABC’s!
Getting Ready To Use The Zoo Letter Recognition Activity:
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- Zoo Picture
- 26 Capital Letter Zoo Animal Cards
- 26 Lowercase Letter Zoo Animal Cards
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
To get this letter recognition activity, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, download and print the zoo and animals.
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 zoo and animal, so your kids can use them over and over. Then, cut the pieces apart. Finally, tape or glue the zoo on a paper bag or cardboard box (such as a small tissue box) and cut the white space out.
How To Use The Zoo Letter Recognition Activity:
To begin this activity, your preschoolers will pick an animal card and say the name of the lowercase or capital letter on it as they put it in the zoo.
If your kids are just starting to learn the names of the letters, start with just a few animal cards such as the letters in their name. You can then add more as their letter knowledge increases.
When your children know all of the letter names, they can practice saying the sound that each letter makes as put the animal in the zoo.
To extend this activity and learn even more, read fiction and non-fiction books about the zoo and animals.
This Zoo Letter Recognition Activity is a fun, hands-on way for your pre-readers to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters.
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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