Do you love learning activities that tie into food?! I do! Especially ooey-gooey, hot-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies! Yum! Your students will love this Free Milk & Cookies Alphabet Matching Game Printable, and they’ll also love munching on some cookies afterward to really help that learning stick!
Learning Letters in the Early Years:
ALPHABET ACTIVITIES GIVE CHILDREN OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY AND LEARN AT THE SAME TIME!
MATCHING UPPERCASE AND LOWERCASE LETTERS BUILDS A CRUCIAL FOUNDATION FOR READING SUCCESS.
Hands-on learning activities for preschoolers give them multiple opportunities to explore concepts at their own pace. Letter matching games introduce these crazy shapes we call letters that all have different names and different sounds.
I like to incorporate alphabet printables all year long, giving the same information in multiple ways. It keeps learning upper and lowercase letters from getting boring while also instilling a sense of confidence in our young learners as they begin to make sense of it all!
This ABC printable includes twenty-six uppercase letters on chocolate chip cookies and twenty-six lowercase letters on glasses of milk.
In addition to practicing matching the letters, you can get your students thinking about letters, sounds, and the “code” of reading!
- What lowercase letters match the uppercase letters, except they are smaller?
- What letters use curved lines? Straight?
- Do some of the letters look like numbers?
- Which letter sounds are similar/different?
- What sounds do you make with your lips? Mouth? Throat? Tongue?
Why Is It Important For Kids To Learn Letters?
Learning to identify uppercase and lowercase letters offers benefits far beyond what we might imagine.
Discerning letters requires the ability to notice small details, differences, and similarities. As kids grow, they will continue to use those skills to read, compute, problem-solve, and learn.
Sorting and matching are important math skills that actually fall under the category of algebra! Regardless of whether kids are sorting shapes, colors, numbers, or letters, foundational math skills begin to grow.
More Alphabet Inspiration:
Create a full maker space for EXPLORING LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET!
When you run out of alphabet matching game printables (FREE), keep this list handy for more creative ways to learn letters and sounds.
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Materials needed for the Milk and Cookies Alphabet Matching Printable:
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- White cardstock or printer paper
- Laminator (optional, yet recommended)
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How To Use The Free Alphabet Matching Printable
ALPHABET WORKSHEETS AND GAMES with preschoolers
MATCHING WORKSHEETS, ALPHABET TRACING CARDS, COLORING PAGES, AND LETTER GAMES KEEP STUDENTS ENGAGED IN THIS VERY IMPORTANT TOPIC.
All you need to do is print the alphabet matching free printable pages onto white card stock and laminate them.
Cut the cards apart, then it’s time to play! Children can play independently, with a partner, or with a small group. You could even play with the whole group to introduce and practice the game before sending students off on their own.
Children can simply make a pile of milk cards and a pile of cookie cards and start searching for matches.
Alternatively, you can create small groups of matched cards for students to work on 5-10 letters at a time.
Or, make it into a game:
- Place one set of cards face up in a grid on the floor.
- Use the second set of cards as the draw pile (upside down).
- Students take turns drawing a card and searching for its match.
This activity easily provides differentiation opportunities for your literacy center.
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Other Ways To Use The Alphabet Letter Matching Game:
Use either set of letters, mix them up, and see if children can put them in ABC order.
After students master the alphabet uppercase and lowercase matching challenge, use the cards to explore letter sounds.
Place one set of cards face down in a grid. Use the other set of cards as the draw pile for a classic game of memory match.
Engage the sense of touch by using the letter cards as playdough mats to practice forming each uppercase letter.
Use yarn and a hole-punch to assemble cookie chain necklaces using the letters in students’ first names.
Play a Game
Hide a laminated set of the alphabet matching printable cards in the sensory bin for a game of letter hide-n-seek!
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