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Did you know that September 19th is “Talk Like a Pirate” Day? Celebrate the day and have a blast with some pirate-themed learning fun for the classroom. This free Treasure Alphabet Match Activity is perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten small groups and literacy centers!
*Pair with our Play and Learn with Letters Pack for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Treasure Alphabet Match Activity
I like to cut the coins out in circles to give them a real “coin-feel” but you could also cut them in squares to make prep even faster!
This download includes a set of uppercase treasure chest letter cards and a set of lowercase coin letter cards for matching.
How to Play
To play, start by putting the coin letter cards in a pile or small basket. I happened to have a super cute treasure box that really had my students excited to play!
Start with as many or as few letters as you like. If your students are just beginning to learn the alphabet you may decide to start with only a few letters and introduce more later on.
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Next, lay the treasure chest letter cards out so students can see them clearly. Have them pick a lowercase coin letter card and go on a “treasure hunt” for the uppercase match. When they find it they can place the coin “inside” the treasure chest by laying it on top.
After your students get the hang of the game, you may choose to introduce the optional corresponding recording sheet. This gives the kids the opportunity to practice letter writing and show off their hard work!
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