Thursday, January 17, 2013

Easy DIY Alphabet Matching Game

I was recently at Dollar Tree and happened to look through the school/office section.  I didn't expect to find anything exciting mid-year, but I found these adorable classroom decorations and immediately knew what I wanted to use them for.  

Super Tot and I are working a lot on learning the alphabet right now, so I thought doing an uppercase/lowercase letter match with them would be perfect.  I didn't want 26 (x2) pieces spread out all over, so I decided to make them attach to each other when he matches them.  Here is a simple tutorial for what I did.

I present these to Super Tot in two bowls - one with the worms and one with the apples.  He lays out all the apples (uppercase) and places the correct worm (lowercase) in each one.
I also purchased a second set with frogs and lily pads, which I intend to use for something similar.  Additionally, I have enough of the apples and worms left to do numbers 1-10, which I am excited about, too!


  1. Pretty niffty looking Momma! I have a popsicle stick worm and felt apple craft on my to do list for my little guy....I think this will be much easier and therefore more likely to happen :-) I'll have to keep an eye open at my Dollar Tree Store. Thanks for sharing.

  2. great idea!!! Going to check our dollar store! :) Thanks

  3. Love your idea; I am going to teach for HeadStart; hoping to implement this ideas and your writing journal. I haven't worked with preschoolers in years. Just a little nervous, I have been teaching elementary for over 15 years. I plan to check with your site regularly. Thank you

  4. Thank you for the ideas. Plan to use with my HeadStart students

  5. This is such a great idea! I'm going to have to look for something like that the next time I'm at the dollar store!

  6. I love that you have the worm come out of the apple once the pieces are matched. I know you did it so there would be fewer pieces, but I think it is SO cute!


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