This is a super simple letter learning activity, but it will appeal to children who love to color.
In the next installment of my 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet Series I am sharing a free printable activity called Color the Letters.
This activity works on letter recognition, letter formation, fine motor skills, and even color identification. I hope your kids have fun with this one!
Setting up this activity is simple. Print out the letter tracing worksheet. And print out one set of letter tiles (pick the color scheme you think your child will like best).
You will also need crayons or markers that match the colors on the letter tiles you select. (In the pictures below, I have selected the rainbow colored letter tiles, so I grabbed red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple markers.)
Place the letter tiles where your child can reach them. You can leave them on the table top, or you can add some fun by hiding them in a bin filled with rice, for example.
Your child will select one letter tile at a time. He will identify the letter on the tile, and then find the matching letter on the tracing worksheet. Finally, your child will trace the letter in the same color shown on the letter tile.
Each set of letter tiles includes several colors, so your child will need to continually switch the marker or crayon he is using.
Having to continually switch colors adds additional interest to an activity that could otherwise be just another boring tracing worksheet.
And the finished product will look nice and colorful!
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- Letter Kaboom
- Alphabet Lacing Cards
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