Monday, April 28, 2014

Tulip Letter Match Game

This spring-themed Tulip Letter Match game is a fun way to help kids learn their uppercase and lowercase letters. I'm all about keeping learning fun at home and turning something into a game is the easiest way to add that element of fun. All it takes is a few supplies and a little bit of time to create this simple game.

Supplies Needed:
Two colors of construction paper
Thin cardboard (recycled cereal box) for template

The game is very simple to make. I started out by making a quick template of a tulip with some cardboard I found in my recycling bin. I wanted all of my flowers to be the same size and tracing a template was the easiest way to achieve this. I traced 26 tulips on each color of construction paper and cut them all out. (The cutting took the most time out of the whole process.) 

Next, using my marker, I wrote the lowercase letters on one color of tulip and the uppercase letter on the other color. Once you're finished it's time to play!

Ways to Play:

*Place them all face-up on the table. Encourage your child to match each set of letters. 

*Make it a little more difficult by only laying out one set of letters. Leave the other set in a pile and have your child pick up one letter at a time from the pile. They need to match that letter before moving on to the next one.

*Place all the letters face-down on the table. Flip over two tulips at a time, one of each color. Play like you would a standard memory game and try to find matches. This is a perfect way to play if you're looking for a little one-on-one time with your preschooler.

This game was so easy to make and cost me nothing. Not bad for some fun ABC time! 

If you're looking for more alphabet ideas, you can find 100+ fun alphabet activities on my Now I Know My ABC's Pinterest board.

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