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Practicing letter matching will be so fun with these adorable self-correcting snowman puzzles! Preschoolers and Kindergartners can sharpen their upper and lowercase letter recognition skills while putting together broken snowman pieces with this free Snowman Alphabet Match!
*Pair with our Snow Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Snowman Alphabet Match
Here’s what you’ll need to prepare these snowman puzzle cards:
- snowman alphabet puzzles (download at the end of the post)
They are very easy to set up. Once you have printed the snowman cards and laminated them, cut along the dotted lines to make puzzles.
You can store these puzzle cards in an empty basket or even a file folder.
The best part about these puzzles is the fact that they are self-correcting, which means the kids will know if it’s incorrect, as the puzzle won’t fit!
There are also a variety of snowman designs included, which also helps them to narrow down their choices a bit.
How to Play
The kids pick a snowman puzzle card and read the letter, then they find the corresponding upper/lowercase matching puzzle card to make a snowman.
For younger learners or ESL kids who are still being introduced to letters, you could perhaps print a copy of the snowman cards on one larger piece of paper (enlarging it on the copy machine) so that they can see the letters more prominently, or you could choose only a few letters at a time to work with.
Depending on the needs of your students, all 26 letters at once may seem a bit overwhelming.
We like to play “Hunt a Letter” in a small group to match up our upper and lowercase letters, as it gets the kids moving and excited to learn.
To play, I have a mixture of the letter cards with uppercase and lowercase letters. I leave some on the table and hide the others around the room or in the general area we are working (hiding can be as simple as scrambling them up in a pile and kids “fish” for them.
Each student will take one card and go and find the matching upper/lowercase letter. After they’re done, they return the card to the table and take another card.
You can do this with only a set of letter cards, or you could review the full alphabet. They love moving around and “hunting” for letters, and I love that they are practicing their ABCs!
*Guest post by Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Yara is an ESL teacher from Sydney, Australia with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from, and she shares them often on her blog, Sea of Knowledge.
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