Looking for fun ways to have kids matching their alphabet letters? How about using this fun, hands-on and interactive way to help engage and motivate the kids to learn their letters! This center has a great theme which will sure to engage even the most reluctant kids. Read on to see how you can setup this fun alphabet soup center.
Alphabet Soup Printable
This Alphabet Soup Magnet Match Activity is such a fun way for kids to practice identifying their letters in a creative, hands on activity.
- A4 paper (optional colored paper)
- Colored magnetic letters
Print and laminate the mats provided, cut out the pot of ‘alphabet soup’ or you could leave it and use the poster paper. Place it on a tray (optional) along with some magnetic alphabet letters.
Start by showing the kids the ‘alphabet soup mat’. Tell them that they will be making an ‘alphabet soup’ by finding the matching magnetic letters onto the pot of soup. You could use one mat for each group of 4 or 5 kids. You can also create a competition for who matches their letters and finishes their ‘alphabet soup’ first (as an extension activity). Another way you can use these mats is to hide the magnetic letters around the room and have the kids play a scavenger hunt to find and match them onto the mats. Alternatively, you can print mini copies of these mats (2 on one page) in black and white and have each child circle the letter they found around the room. Easy and fun!
Be sure to have your kids sound out the letter they found as they match it. As an added activity, you could have them name a word that begins with that letter such as A for apple and place the letter on the mat. This is a great way to get pre-schoolers or kindergarten kids to practice their alphabet recognition skills in a fun and engaging activity!
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