Farm animals are always a hit, and oftentimes with kids, so is mud! This farm-themed literacy center involves a farm animal and mud, but without the mess! I always like to take my kids’ interests and turn them into fun learning activities whenever I can, and this free Pigs in the Mud Alphabet Match is one I am sure we will be playing with for quite some time!
*Pair with our Alphabet Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Pigs in the Mud Alphabet Match
To get this ready for my class, I printed out the alphabet match set on cardstock and laminated it to keep the pieces sturdy. This lets us reuse them several times and ensures they don’t rip easily or bend too much!
Then I cut on the black lines to make my puzzle pieces, put them in a small basket, and added them to my literacy centers.
How to Play the Alphabet Matching Game
This set includes 26 uppercase pigs and 26 lowercase mud puddles.
You can decide if your kids are ready for the entire alphabet match, or perhaps a smaller batch of letters. We were ready to tackle them all, so we first found all of the pigs and lined them up in alphabetical order (this is a great skill to practice as well!).
Then we took turns picking up a pig, saying the letter name and sound, and hunting for its matching puddle.
We kept matching up pigs and puddles until they were all happily “playing in the mud!”
Your students will love practicing letter recognition with this hands-on Pigs in the Mud Alphabet Match!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready to start matching uppercase and lowercase letters with your students? Grab your free copy of the Pigs in the Mud Alphabet Match by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!
More Farm Themed Fun
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Count and Graph on the Farm // Sara J Creations
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Farm Animal Puzzles // Powerful Mothering
Farm Play Dough Activity // Mom Inspired Life
Farm Washing Sensory Bin // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Farm Counting Book // Recipe for Teaching
Interactive Farm Book // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Gross Motor Farm Game // Modern Preschool
Farm Animal Sorting // Still Playing School
Farm Fence Number Ordering Mats // Fairy Poppins
Farm Letter Sound Matching Clip Cards // Schooling a Monkey
Making Farm Footprints // Pleasantest Thing
Farm Muffin Tin Syllable Counting Game // The Educators’ Spin on It
Farm Themed Old Maid // Stay at Home Educator
Farm Emergent Reader // The Kindergarten Connection
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Farm Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Farm Animal Ten Frame Cards // Preschool Inspirations
Farm Addition Cards // The Stem Laboratory
Farm Animal Sentences // (Not Pictured) The Simplified Classroom
Old MacDonald’s Farm Busy Bag // (Not Pictured) Adventures of Adam
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