Valentine’s Day is near, and while we mostly go about our business as usual when it comes to our classroom learning, I do enjoy incorporating the holiday into some of our learning activities! This Valentine heart alphabet match is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice matching upper and lowercase letters – while working on fine motor too!
You can decide how many letters you want your child or students to work with. You can start with just a few, or use them all in a center – it’s up to you!
Playing Valentine Alphabet Match
I typically use a few cards at a time if I am working in a small group and we are focusing on specific letters. However, if I am making this a game choice during class time then I will put them all out in a basket.
Students grab a card and say the uppercase letter. Then, they clip the matching lowercase letter with the clothespin. Using a clothespin works on those writing muscles in fingers, so this activity is great for more than just letter practice!
To differentiate, you could have them also identify the sound of the letters or say words that begin with the letter.
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More Valentine Themed Fun
Do you have a “Love of Learning?” – I hope so, because some fabulous bloggers have teamed up to bring you a great variety of ideas and resources for this month! Check out all of the ideas below!
Visit these blogs to see more For the Love of Learning activities:
Matching Stickers Lacing Cards by Teach me Mommy
Valentine’s Day Cupcake Graphing by Life over C’s
Heart Number Bonds by Adventures of Adam
Melting Heart Experiment by Crafty kids at Home
Fine Motor Heart Garland by Powerful Mothering
My Heart Beats for You Printable by Kelly’s Classroom
Sticker Words by Rebecca Reid Homeschool
Melting Love Hearts by The Gingerbread House
Valentine Alphabet Match by The Kindergarten Connection
Valentine Playdough Mats by Kidz Activities
Lines of Symmetry Loving Hearts by Peakle Pie