I absolutely love using alphabet magnets in my classroom because there are so many learning activities for them! From letter recognition to letter sounds, CVC words to sight words, and more – there are so many ways to play and learn with alphabet magnets. One of our favorite ways to use them is for letter matching as we begin to identify letter names. This free Pull and Trace Alphabet Magnet Activity is a great literacy center for Pre-K and Kindergarten students who are just learning their letters!
*Pair with our Alphabet Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Pull and Trace Alphabet Magnets
What I love most about this alphabet magnets literacy center is how simple it is to prep!
All you need are the two Magnet Match printables (download below), some alphabet magnets, and crayons or writing utensils of your choice!
I have a huge collection of letter magnets ranging from dollar store finds to ones that came with the classroom, but my favorite alphabet magnet set is the one that color codes the consonants and vowels.
How to Play
This activity is easy and so fun. Simply place the letter magnets in a small basket or grab bag for the students, and print as many Magnet Match recording sheets as needed.
You can choose to use either the uppercase or lowercase version or use both. So, you could have students match opposites, or for students who are just learning letter names and are not quite ready for that, they could look for letters that are the same.
The kids just pull a letter magnet from the basket, find its match on the recording sheet, and trace over it.
We love to use crayons or skinny markers to trace, making this activity even more engaging!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready for some alphabet matching fun? Grab your free copy of this fun literacy center by clicking the large, yellow download button at the very bottom of this post!
More Alphabet Fun
If you have tons of magnetic letters and are looking for even more fun activities, then you will love this collection of magnetic letter learning activities from some of my favorite kid bloggers! Check them out below!
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Elkonin Sound Boxes // Playdough to Plato
Self-correcting Magnetic Word Work // Differentiated Kindergarten
Alphabet Magnet Beginning Sounds Center // The Kindergarten Connection
Pull and Trace Alphabet Magnets // The Kindergarten Connection
Magnetic Letters Sequencing Cards // Sara J Creations
Secret Code Seasonal Words // Mom Inspired Life
Editable Sight Word Mats // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Letter Identification Alphabet Train // Stay at Home Educator
Number Word Mats // Fairy Poppins
Sorting Magnetic Letters // Fun-A-Day
Magnetic Letters: From Beginning Sounds to CVC Words // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Magnetic Letters Nouns Game // Teach Me Mommy
CVC Word Spinners // Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten
Magnetic Letters Center for All Year // The Simplified Classroom
Seek and Find Magnetic Letter Matching Game // Schooling A Monkey