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Learning the letters of the alphabet is a big and important job, so why not make it fun with manipulatives and games? Cookie sheet games are always a hit in my classroom and I love how easy they are to prepare. This free Alphabet Magnet Match Activity is a great, hands-on way to explore letters at home or in the classroom!
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Alphabet Magnet Match
Alphabet magnets are a staple in my classroom. There are so many varieties to choose from, but I tend to typically grab the color coded ones with the red vowels (they are great for when you start to build words). However, any letter magnets will do for this activity!
I also have a lot of cookie sheets on hand for magnet letter activities. The dollar store always has them in stock, and you can’t beat the price!
Armed with my alphabet magnets and cookie sheets, I simply printed out the alphabet printables (download below) and I had a literacy activity all set in almost no time!
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How to Play
To begin, I started with the lowercase alphabet printable. For this one, we used lowercase magnets and the goal was to simply match up the letters. The letters go in order, which is an additional teaching opportunity to start exploring alphabetical order as well as letter recognition.
When I use this in a small group, we pick a letter magnet and say its name and sound before placing it on the cookie sheet. “We grabbed an m! M says /m/.”
You can also match uppercase letters with uppercase magnets, or for a bit of a challenge you can pull out the uppercase printable and use lowercase magnets for an uppercase and lowercase matching game.
This is a bit trickier as once they pull a lowercase magnet, they are hunting for its uppercase match, which doesn’t always look the same!
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Ready for some magnet matching fun? Grab your free copy of the Alphabet Magnet Match Activity by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!
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