Paper Plate Alphabet Matching Game
This homemade matching game is fun for toddlers and preschoolers, and serves a few different purposes. It helps with memory, letter recognition and color recognition. If writing out the letters by hand sounds daunting, simply hop into a program like Word and type out the letters and print them to use as templates.
I used a recycled cereal box and construction paper to make the letters. You could certainly use sturdy colored card stock instead if you happen to have it on hand.
To make this matching game you will need:
- Cereal box
- Construction paper in various colors
- 26 Paper plates
- Markers (in colors that match your construction paper)
- Glue stick
Cut the cereal box into squares, approximately 4″x4″.
Cover the cardboard with glue stick and attach it to construction paper.
Cut letters from the cardboard backed construction paper.
Use a marker that matches the color of your letter and trace the letter onto the center of the paper plate.
Use a variety of colors to create the letters of the alphabet.
- Place paper plates out on the table or floor. Use all the plates, or start with just a few, whatever you and your child are comfortable with.
- Place the letters in front of your child and ask him/her to match the letters to the paper plates.
- You can also start by just having your child match the color of the letter to the color on the paper plate.
Store everything inside a zipper gallon plastic bag. Great for quiet time play as well!
|Project created by Amanda Formaro for Kix Cereal. Amanda is a well-known craft expert and author of the books “Rubber Band Mania” and “Duct Tape Mania”, the first two in a series of craft books for kids. She has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.|