This Alphabet Matching Activity is a great way to repurpose the plastic easter eggs lying around in your house. It develops letter recognition, name recognition, color recognition and fine motor skills.
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What you need
- Plastic easter eggs
- Permanent Marker
- Write the uppercase alphabets on the top part of the egg and corresponding lowercase alphabets on the bottom part using permanent marker.
- You can do this for all the 26 letters, although I chose to do just the ones which form their name.
- Write your LOs name on a paper for them. For older kids who know how to spell their name, you might not need this.
- Take all the eggs, separate the top from the bottom and mix them up.
- Let your kids match the uppercase alphabets to lowercase alphabets to make the eggs whole again and arrange them to form their name.
This activity was a part of our Easter Sensory Bin. This was Miss A’s(3yrs) first ever lowercase learning activity. So we tried to keep it simple. I wrote the uppercase & lowercase alphabets on the top half egg to make it easy for her to match. That means, one side of the top part had uppercase and other side had lowercase indicating they are the same letter and the bottom half egg had the just the lowercase alphabet.
She was able to match the top half (uppercase) of the egg to form her name calling out each letter. Then she turned the eggs to see the corresponding lowercase. She matched the egg halves by lowercase to make a whole egg and then twisted the egg to match uppercase to lowercase. This was a great way for her to learn some lowercase alphabets. Once she masters the ones in her name, we will add more to this. After getting familiar with the letters, she matched them to form her name.
Miss D(2yrs) matched top half(uppercase alphabets) of the eggs to her name with no help. Then i turned each egg the other side to show her the matching lowercase. But its too early for her now. So we chose to stick with forming name using uppercase and matching eggs by color. She named the colors of the eggs used.