FREE Summer ABC Alphabet Matching

The days may be getting longer and the temperatures outside may be on the rise, but the fact that Summer is just around the corner doesn't mean that all learning has to stop! This simple beach themed activity is a great way to work a little letter recognition into your preschooler's day while still having fun this Summer season!
FREE Summer ABC Alphabet Matching - this is such a fun way for preschool, prek, and kindergarten age kids to practice matching upper case and lower case letters with this fun beach theme.

ABC Alphabet

When it comes to Summer, one of the first things I think of is the beach; listening to the waves, smelling the sea, and playing in the sand.

I mean, it just wouldn't be a day at the beach without a sand castle or two!

Now, obviously I can't give you a beach vacation, but I can give you a fun beach themed fine motor activity that your child will love and that's pretty much the next best thing, right?

With this fine motor alphabet matching, your preschooler will practice recognizing all 26 letters of the alphabet in both upper and lowercase forms and matching the pairs together.

attach printable to craft stick to make a beach pale

To prepare this activity:

  • Download, print, and cut out the printable pieces (below).
  • Laminate each of the pails for durability and to ensure that they're not easily ripped while your child is using them.
  • Grab some wooden craft sticks (you'll need 26 if you plan to work on all of the letters at once) and either glue or tape the shovel handles onto one end of the wooden sticks.
  • After you have all of the pails cut out, use a small hobby blade or X-Acto knife to cut a small slit in the top, sandy section of each pail.
Summer Themed Alphabet Matching

To use:

  • Separate the uppercase alphabet pails from the lowercase letter "shovels" and have your child work their way through them.
  • For each uppercase letter pail they choose, have them find the matching lowercase letter "shovel" and, using their fine motor skills, insert each of their "shovels" through the slit in the corresponding pail.
abc alphabet

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Amber is a former preschool teacher turned stay at home, homeschooling mom of 3, ages newborn to 5.  Most of the time, you'll find her over on blog From ABCs to ACTs sharing crafts, activities, and printables that encourage little ones to learn through play, creativity, and exploration.  You can also find her on FacebookPinterestTwitter, and Instagram.

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.