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Getting ready to go back to school includes so much prep, no matter if you are a parent or a teacher. Buying school supplies for my kids and myself is no easy task, but I always find it to be so much fun! My oldest loves school supplies as much as I do, and using a brand-new pink eraser for the first time may be one of her favorite things. When I was prepping our literacy centers, I just knew this free Pencil and Eraser Alphabet Match would be perfect for the Back to School season!
*Pair with our Back to School Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Pencil and Eraser Alphabet Match
This low-prep, printable alphabet match includes 26 pencil cards and 26 eraser cards. The pencil cards have uppercase letters on them and the eraser cards have lowercase letters.
To prep the activity, print the Pencil and Eraser Alphabet Match from the file below. Laminate the cards before cutting for extra durability. When you are done laminating, cut the pencil and eraser cards out on the gray dotted lines. Put the cards in a couple of small baskets and you’re ready to play!
Ways to Play
The object of this alphabet match is to pair up each of the pencil cards and eraser cards together correctly.
To play, start by picking a pencil card out of the basket. Identify the letter on the pencil card. Find the eraser card that has the matching lowercase letter on it, and place it on top of the pencil card.
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Sometimes, printable games like this are easier to set up across a table. You could spread the uppercase pencil cards out all over the table. If I were setting it up, I would lay out the cards in alphabetical order. This way, it is easy for younger learners to find a certain letter.
Now that the pencils are all in view, pick an eraser card out one by one. Match each eraser with a pencil until the basket is empty.
When kids are first starting to master uppercase and lowercase letters, some of the letters tend to be tricky.
To make this activity self-correcting, write the lowercase matching letter on the back of the pencil cards. This will lessen frustration for those who are still working hard on mastering letters.
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