ABC Matching Game
Learning alphabet cases
Parental supervision is recommended
Children will have fun learning their Alphabet Cases by matching upper and lowercase alphabet letters in this fun ABC Matching Game craft.
What you'll need:
- Word processing program
- Printer paper
- Circle cutter, circle punch, or scissors
- Double-stick tape
- 52 juice can lids (clean and dry)
- Clear Con-Tact paper
- Pringles can, clean and dry
- Plastic frosting tub, clean and dry
- "Painters" paint markers in a variety of colors
How to make it:
- Open up your word processing program.
- Choose Century Gothic as your font.
- Type in the font size area 85.
- Type in the alphabet in lower case by the following method:
a (hit the space bar 4 times) b (hit the space bar 4 times) c (hit the ENTER key twice)
- Repeat for the rest of the lower case and upper case typing 3 letters on each line with a blank line in-between.
- Print the alphabet out (it will be about 6 pages).
- Use a circle cutter, punch, or scissors to cut the letters out in a circular or square shape.
- Use double-stick tape to adhere a letter to each juice can lid on the side without the lip so it makes it easier to pick the lid up.
Note: Be sure to pay attention to whether the lids have words or logos on them and place those UNDER the letters so that way the lids all look the same when the plain side is facing up.
- Cut a piece of Con-Tact paper big enough to cover the letter. Cover and press down firmly.
- Repeat for remainder of letters.
- Decorate a piece of paper to cover the Pringles can. Tape in place.
- Cover with Con-Tact paper to make the design last longer.
- Use paint markers to decorate the frosting tub.
- Store all the letters in the Pringles can.
HOW TO PLAY THE GAME:
- Take the upper and lowercase letters you are studying in class or at home and place them in the frosting tub. Leave them out for the children to play with.
- Dump out the letters you are playing with.
- Turn all the lids face down and mix up.
- Line the lids up in rows.
- Play as in a regular match game. Turn over 2 lids. If the uppercase and lowercase of a particular letter are turned over (A, a) then you get to keep the lids. You can then play again.
- If they don't match, turn them upside down and the play goes to the second player.
- The second player, if there is one, will have a turn of matching 2 lids. The play continues the same.
- Play until all letters have been matched up.