These free printable St Patrick's Day themed letter matching cards are a fun, low prep way to help your little learner practice matching their uppercase and lowercase letters. Letter matching activities help preschoolers and kindergarteners associate the lowercase letters with their uppercase matches. They're perfect for a literacy center or go-bag of activities. I hope you enjoy!
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How to use and prepare alphabet matching cards
This set of alphabet matching cards features a pot of gold theme. Each uppercase letter is on a larger tile with a pot of gold. Each lowercase letter is on a smaller tile with a gold coin.
If you're already familiar with using alphabet matching cards, you can skip ahead to the download area here.
- Free printable alphabet matching cards (The download link is lower in the post. Look for the row of purple arrows.)
- Cardstock or paper
- Laminator and pouches
- Optional but helpful. Cards are reusable and easy to clean when you laminate them.
- Scissors and/or paper trimmer.
- A heavy duty paper cutter is best for laminated cards, but I've used this paper trimmer for laminated pages, too.
How to use alphabet matching cards:
Download and print your alphabet matching cards (keep scrolling until you see a row of purple arrows pointing at the "download here" picture.)
Laminate the pages first, unless your laminator instructs you differently. My laminator says to laminate pages, then cut.
Cut the cards. A paper cutter or paper trimmer works best, but you can use scissors. If your child is working on their cutting skills, you can have them use a pair of blunt-nosed small scissors to cut the cards. You can also cut the cards into strips, then have your little learner snip the cards apart. My daughter uses these small scissors from Fiskars.
Introduce a few letters at a time to your child. I recommend starting with the four letters your child knows best in the case they know best. If your child is already proficient with letters, you can use more to begin with - even the whole set.
Review these four letters, then introduce the matching pairs.
I love the "I do, we do, you do" method for activities like this. First you model how to match the letters, then you have your child help, and finally they do it independently.
Printable letter matching cards download
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I hope your little learner enjoys these alphabet matching cards! Be sure to grab these additional free printables while you're here: