Playing games with letters makes practicing so much more fun–especially when kids get a chance to move and learn at the same time! That’s why we love these lower case letter games so much.
A couple of years ago my sister sent my kids a set of red and a set of pink lowercase letter cards. She made them by printing each lower case letter on pink and red paper. Then, being the superstar that she is, she cut them into heart shapes and even laminated them. (Like I said, superstar.)
Letter Games for Kids:
Hunting for Hearts.
Each kid grabs one of our many buckets and tries to find as many hearts as he or she can. We basically use this as the start of our activity because they love looking for them!
Lower Case Letter Match.
Preschoolers don’t even know they are practicing letter identification when they find and match the corresponding red and pink letters together. This is fun to do after a hunt. Sometimes I even only hide certain letters I think one of them may need extra practice with.
Choose a bunch of letter pairs to play with and place them face down on a table. The kids take turns turning over letters to find matches. You know the drill.
The kids can put the letters together to form words. With 2 sets of cards there are lots of CVC words that kids can make and practice sounding out. Older kids can also see how many sight words they can make.
This game can be easily adapted to practice numbers, words, and even be made with different holiday shapes!
The other Move and Learn co-hosts were busy putting together Move and Learn Activities for kids this week too, make sure to check them out!
Other Ways to Move & Learn this week:
- 20 Ways to Play with Shapes from The Pleasantest Thing
- A Circle of Objects for Baby to Play and Learn from hands on as we grow
- Heart Color Walk from Toddler Approved
- Check out all our Move & Learn activities
- Lots of ideas on our Pinterest board!
I like that the hearts are so big! My problem is that I’d have a hard time cutting out all those uniformly pretty hearts. 🙂
Very true! You could always use clip art to make a tracer or even buy a pack of those heart shaped die cuts they have sometimes at the dollar stores.
Your sister does rock!! 😉
Megan Sheakoski says
LOL! True. True.