Alphabet recognition and being able to match upper and lower case letters involves lots of repetition and exposure. Preschoolers and kindergarteners can practice these skills with this super cute printable rainbow alphabet matching game!
My preschooler loves activities like this and we have printed a set for her class to play with. They have been working on letters all year and most of her friends are ready to use their alphabet knowledge to play this game! And for those who still need help with upper and lower case letters, playing in pairs can be a fun way to build confidence.
Rainbow Alphabet Matching Game
This printable activity includes 26 rainbows. At each end of the rainbow there is an upper and lower case letter. Match the upper case letter to the lower case letter and complete the rainbow!
Download and print the rainbow letter matching activity (below!) on cardstock. Cut the rainbow cards out after laminating to save a step and help keep the game pieces from getting ripped or damaged.
Ways to Play!
Preschoolers and kindergarteners can practice alphabet recognition and letter matching in a few different ways!
With one set of printable rainbows, mix up the pieces, and match all 26 rainbows back together. If 26 rainbows are too many at first, choose just a few letters to play with. When confidence with recognition builds, add more letter rainbows to the game.
Another fun option is to use one set of rainbows as a memory game. Cut the rainbow pieces apart and turn them over. Flip 2 cards over at a time, trying to find the matching upper and lower case letters. Complete a rainbow and pick again! This can be played alone or in a group in the classroom.
For the younger preschoolers who are not ready to match the rainbows on their own yet, print 2 sets of the rainbows. Cut only ONE set apart. Match the cards that are cut to the second set of rainbows to practice letter recognition! For example, they will match uppercase letters to uppercase letters, or lowercase to lowercase to work on simply identifying letters that are the same.
Print the Alphabet Matching Game Now!
It’s time to print and play! Download the printable rainbow letter matching game by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, hop over and make this adorable Rainbow Craft!
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