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When I think about my favorite tools for practicing letter recognition, I’m reminded how much fun it is to give children the opportunity to engage in hands-on letter activities. A great way to do this is to create a letter recognition grab bag with our free printables. This easy-prep alphabet activity encourages practice with letter recognition, letter tracing, and fine motor skills!
*Pair with our Alphabet Centers & Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Letter Recognition Grab Bag
Hands-on experiences are more enjoyable for early readers, and greatly increase the chance for retention of the concepts. It’s a fact that children will learn more and retain more of what’s being taught if they are actively engaged and having fun. That’s where this Letter Recognition Grab Bag activity comes in handy!
My favorite time to use this activity is during centers or in small groups. Children as early as preschool up to kindergarten will benefit from this engaging activity.
Ways to Use the Letter Recognition Printables
This activity is so simple and so fun. Begin by having the children each grab a letter. There’s always a level of excitement for the children to stick their hands in the “grab bag” and pull a letter out.
Children then use the alphabet printable and their letter recognition skills to find and place their letter manipulative on the matching letter.
There is also a letter tracing printable which gives children the chance to practice both letter recognition and writing skills. They simply trace the letter that they’ve pulled out of the grab bag.
Teacher Tip: Switch out the letter manipulatives and printables for focusing on uppercase and lowercase letters (both are included in the download).
If you’re like me, then you like to give your children choices and also get the most out of your center and small group activities. Using both of these printables can do just that.
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Ready to have some fun with letters? Grab your free Letter Recognition Grab Bag printables by clicking the large, yellow download button below!