Do your kids love snow as much as mine do? The squeals that come from the window when my kids see even just a few flakes falling always makes me smile. Choosing snowballs as a theme for activities is an easy choice in our house, one that is always a winner. Kids who love snow will especially love this Free Snowball Alphabet Sorting Activity.
Snowball Alphabet Sort
This alphabet sort is perfect for children who are either just learning the alphabet or ones that need review of the ABCs. It is a pretty straight forward activity that can be done simply at a table or on the floor. It is simple enough, though, that it can be added to a sensory bin or even turned into a scavenger hunt very easily.
I am a firm believer that learning should be engaging. Worksheets and flashcards might be okay for some kids for a short period of time, but think about how much more receptive kids will be of a topic if they are learning while they are having fun. This activity will provide the repetition of the alphabet that children need without becoming mundane or a chore. It’s fun!
Materials Needed for the
Free Printable Snowball Alphabet Sort Activity:
Paper | Laminating Pouch | Scissors | Velcro Dots (Optional)
We used the velcro dots to make sure the letters can stay put on the mats. This is also a fabulous way to throw in some extra fine motor skill practice.
How To Use The Snowball Alphabet Sort Activity
There are a few ways that we have used the snowball alphabet sort activity.
The first, which is super low prep and simple, is to lay out all of the letter cards and choose one sorting mat at a time. Kids can search through the letter cards to find the corresponding letters and connect them. When one sorting mat is completed, move on to the next letter. This can be done in alphabetical order or completely random order.
Additional Ideas For Snowball Alphabet Sort Activity
We have used Alphabet Sorting Activities as a multi-sensory activity. Fill a sensory bin with filler of choice and add the letter cards. Kids can sift and search through the sensory bin to find the matching letter to one of the sorting mats. Again, alphabetical order or random is perfectly fine.
This could also be a great set to include in a scavenger hunt. Before hand, hide all of the letter cards in random places around the room. Kids will then go around, searching for the letters and bring them back to connect with the sorting mat. This could be done with only one set (ie A, B, C or D, etc), or a handful at a time.