Daily Activity for Kids – Day 24 – Letter Matching Activity
During this COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are home with their children and looking for things to do. This is a daily post to give you ideas of fun things to do. It comes from activities that we implement at our daycare centre using our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum. Since we are closed during this time, we are sharing the activity for you to implement in your own home. Enjoy!
Daily Activity for Kids – Letter Matching Activity
Literacy is more than just learning to read, it also includes how children interpret and understand what is being read, as well as writing skills and composition. Literacy skills do not just develop overnight. We have a fun and easy activity to do and create at home. All you need is a piece of paper, a few coloured crayons or markers and a pencil. Here is how “Letter Matching” works.
Note: We prefer this approach instead of printing “letter matching” worksheets so that you can work on all the letters of the alphabet. You can also focus on the ones that your child is not familiar with or focus on the letters in their name.
Step 1: On a blank piece of paper make two columns. In one column, write 6 random letters that are not in order. (E.g. A, G, M, W, P, S). Make sure each letter is a different colour.
Step 2: In the second column, write the same letters in a different order.
Step 3: Provide your child with a pencil. The goal is for them to match the letters from one column to the other by drawing a line to connect them.
Step 4: Repeat the activity with a different set of 6 letters until you have done the whole alphabet.
This activity is great for letter recognition. You can also talk about the sounds that each letter will make when you review it with your child. If you have an older preschool children, you can try to incorporate things that might be a bit trickier. For example, you can leave all letters the same colour. You could also use upper and lower case letters on the page and they would have to match the upper case letter to the lower case one. One last thing you could add as a trick is to put a few letters in there that don’t match with anything.
This is a great activity that you could do throughout the week by changing the letters that they have to match as you make your way through the alphabet.
This daily kids activity incorporates many learning areas based on our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum including: language and literacy.