We know the importance of children recognizing letters. But, it is equally important that they understand letter matching for upper- to lower-case letters. This allows them to understand that just because a letter changes size or shape slightly the sound does not change.
How to Teach Kids About Letter Matching
As a matter of fact, there are lots of fun ways to help children learn letter matching. For example, using songs and rhymes can help children learn their letters. Another fun way is Squirt the Letter from Hands on as We Grow. But if you’re looking for a less messy way to help young children master their letters, printables may be the way for you. Specifically, one printable uses common objects – a school bus and a home. Why? Because many children are familiar with the concept of riding the bus
A Letter Matching Activity About A Child's Ride Home
Surely, little ones know that if they ride the bus they get off at a specific place… they “match” themselves to their homes. So this simple and fun activity takes that concept and uses letters.
In fact, there are so many different ways to play with your child using this activity. For example, you can simply practice matching, flip them over to play a memory matching game, or set them up so they can “drive” the busses to their correct home!
Additionally, you can add some razzle-dazzle!
Another option is adding a road for the buses to go on. Or, take play to an entire city-themed carpet and let little one drive each bus to its matching house. My students loved our city-themed carpets!
Grab a set of these Letter Matching Activity Cards for your kindergarten students. Without a doubt, they will love playing and practicing their new skill!