I was at the teacher supply store looking for some ideas for a winter themed Obstacle Course and found a package of these cute penguin and igloo cutouts. Â I think their original purpose was for a bulletin board but I decided to use them to create an Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Matching Game. Â It is so easy to prepare a station activity like this when the difficult work of cutting and theme-making is done for me!
(Note: Â This idea can be adapted to use different kinds of paper, cutouts or items such as magnet letters, letter blocks, or wood letters- and I will do future posts on some of these. Â I’m just showing a sample activity that I thought was cute and works well for building this skill in a Winter Themed My Obstacle Course.)
How to make the Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Matching Game:
1. Â Choose which cutout is going to have the uppercase letter and which one will have the lowercase. Â In my game, I chose the igloo to have the uppercase letter and the penguin to have the lowercase letter.
2. Â Write the letters on each.
3. Â Choose the letters that you want your child to match and separate them. Â Arrange them so they are not in the same order on the top and the bottom.
4. Â Your child matches up the letters! Â Take note of any letters that give your child difficulty so you know to focus on those in the future.
See how easy it is!! Â Activity stations like this don’t have to be elaborate, super fancy things. Â Something like this is quick and easy to make and also provides you with a lot of really useful information about your child’s letter awareness. Â You could even add in saying the sounds the letters make for even more literacy exposure!
(While I found these at my teacher store, Teacher Heaven, you could also click here to go right to the Carson-Dellosa webpage for the bulletin board cutouts if you are interested. Â (Note: Â I have no ties with this company, just sharing information.) Â They come in a package of 16 penguins and 16 igloos, so you could either purchase two packages or choose which letters your child needs to work on and only use those letters.)