You know how we love thematic units. My daughter, Bo, is in her last semester of preschool, which means she’s all about those letters. Magnetic letters are a staple of any preschool and kindergarten classroom, but sometimes, using them the same way every time can get boring.
Instead of using magnetic letters to just stick to the fridge and spell words like “butt” (a favorite with my kids), try using magnetic letters in these creative ways instead.
This magnetic letter matching game will keep kids occupied without the need for teacher assistance, and the simplicity of this activity makes it perfect for literacy centers! All you need is our printable and some magnetic letters and you’re ready to go!
SEEK AND FIND MAGNETIC LETTER MATCHING GAME
This simple letter matching game is a fun way for kids to learn their letters. Play alongside them, or let them play alone to strengthen their letter recognition skills. If you want more letter learning fun, check out our alphabet crafts or our monster letter printable puzzles!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THE MAGNETIC LETTER MATCHING GAME
You just need a few things for this activity:
- Paper and printer with color ink
- Laminator (if you want to use the sheet more than once)
- Crayons or dry erase markers
- Magnetic letter printable (click image below to get your FREE copy)
First, print as many copies of the printable as you need.
There is no cutting involved with this printable, which is pretty awesome.
Laminate the sheet if you like.
Fill a jar with magnetic letters and close the lid.
Shake the jar to mix up the letters.
Find a letter in the jar.
Color it in on the sheet.
Repeat until all letters in the alphabet are found!
Make it more challenging by only using lowercase letters in the jar. See if the kids can match the lower case letters to the uppercase letters!
Watch this video of the printable in action!
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Elkonin Sound Boxes // Playdough to Plato
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Alphabet Magnet Beginning Sounds Center // The Letters of Literacy
Pull and Trace Alphabet Magnets // The Kindergarten Connection
Magnetic Letters Sequencing Cards // Sara J Creations
Secret Code Seasonal Words // Mom Inspired Life
Editable Sight Word Mats // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Letter Identification Alphabet Train // Stay at Home Educator
Beginning Sounds with Magnetic Letters // Pages of Grace
Number Word Mats // Fairy Poppins
Sorting Magnetic Letters // Fun-A-Day
Magnetic Letters: From Beginning Sounds to CVC Words // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Magnetic Letters Nouns Game // Teach Me Mommy
CVC Word Spinners // Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten
Magnetic Letters Center for All Year // The Simplified Classroom