Have your kids gone through a sticker phase where they just love to peel and stick them everywhere?
My kids went through that phase. Although the sticker phase was great for developing fine motor skills, it did have certain drawbacks. . . like the fact that I was constantly peeling stickers off of surfaces where I didn’t want them. 🙂
In this week’s installment of my 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet Series, I’m sharing an activity that is perfect for kids who love stickers. This activity develops fine motor skills and letter knowledge at the same time. Plus, it comes with a free printable (available at the bottom of this post). I call this activity Dot Sticker Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Matching.
This activity makes use of dot stickers. In general, I recommend using dot stickers that are at least .75″ in diameter. If the stickers are too small they become very difficult for young children to use.
The goal of this activity is for kids to be able to match uppercase and lowercase versions of the same letter.
To play, print out a page from my Dot Sticker Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Matching printable (available below). In the pictures below, I printed out a sheet that had the uppercase versions of the letters. Therefore, I wrote lowercase versions of the letters on the dot stickers. If you print a version with lowercase letters, then you will write uppercase letters on the dot stickers.
I invited XGirl to peel the dot stickers from the backing (yay for fine motor development!) and stick them on the matching uppercase letter.
She enjoyed the task, and it was fun to notice how far along her fine motor skills have come since she was younger and really struggled with stickers.
Here is her completed worksheet.
And here is a sneak peak at all six pages included in my Dot Sticker Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Matching printable. As you can see, there are two different uppercase versions, two different lowercase versions, and two blank versions you can fill in with the specific letters your child is working on.
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More ways to teach to the alphabet
More alphabet printables from Gift of Curiosity:
- Road Letters
- Letter Pin-Punching Pages
- Letter Puzzles
- Beginning Sounds Alphabet Clip Cards
- Letter Slap game
- Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Matching Clip Cards
- Alphabet Lacing Cards
- Q-Tip Painted Letter Pages
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