I’ve been working with my 3 1/2 year old on number and letter recognition lately. A few weeks ago I posted a number activity, so now I’m following up with a letter activity. This is one of those fun, no frustration inducing activities (rather than the kind where you and your preschooler both end up hitting your head against the table – tell me you’ve been there!) that easily integrates learning to recognize the letters of the alphabet into it.
Letter Recognition With Alphabet Hide And Seek
I have yet to meet a kid that doesn’t love to play hide and seek, and my daughter especially loves the game. So we played hide and seek with the letters that I had written on index cards. I hid them all over the toy room and she had a great time finding all 26 letters.
After she found all the letters we worked together to put them in alphabetical order. Also, when making the cards I used three different colors to make a pattern to help her, but also teach her about patterns. Just point out to them the pattern that the colors are making as you put them in order.
It was a fun and simple activity, the kind I like best! I’m hoping this will turn into an activity that my six year old will do with her. I think they would have a great time doing this activity together.
I also have other things I want to do with these letters, so stay tuned and keep the letters if you make them or I might have a set you can print off.
When you’re done with that, there is a fun Shape Scavenger Hunt activity too, and it has a free printable to go with it.