Learning the alphabet is definitely something we spend a lot of time on in Kindergarten! Last year our fishing for letters sensory bin was super popular in the classroom. I want to use it this year as well, but I also wanted a similar game to have on hand so that kids could have choices, but technically be working on the same skills and materials. This fishy bubbles alphabet match does just the trick!
Fishy Bubbles Alphabet Match
This game is fairly quick to prepare if you have a printer and a laminator handy! You will also want to grab some round glass gems from the dollar store. You can find similar ones here on Amazon as well if you aren’t near a dollar store.
I first printed out the fish cards to laminate (this will keep them much sturdier) and cut apart. Then I printed a few copies of the color gameboard and several of the black and white board as well.
The colored version I like to keep on hand for when I lead a small group and we play together. I laminate it and it is easy to reuse.
The black and white version allows for a variation of the game if you do not have the gems available. Instead, kids can pick a fish card and color the matching bubble. You could also use this as a recording sheet where they first cover, then color after they complete the game.
To play, we first set the fish cards in a pile. Then we took turns picking a card from the top and saying the name of the letter. If you are working on beginning sounds, you could have kids say the sound the letter makes as well.
Then, we searched for its lowercase match on the paper and covered the bubble with a gem. Alternatively, you could also use the black and white version and have kids color in the bubbles. I typically have both available and let them choose.
Grab Your Copy
Ready for some fish themed alphabet fun? Grab your copy of the alphabet match by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, scroll down and grab another fun freebie to use with these gems – but for math!
More “Bubble” Fun
Love these gems? We do too! My friend Heather from Recipe for Teaching and I teamed up to bring you two learning activities that you can print and use easily in your classroom this year using these simple gems from the dollar store.
Click the image below or head here to her site and grab her super fun “blowing bubbles” math game!