The Alphabet is the building block of literacy for our little learners. How our students start to relate letters in print to language will carry with them for a lifetime.
And when young readers connect letters in print to the sounds they hear it helps them to begin to recognize letter sounds.
So if we’re able to make learning the alphabet a game, our students will love learning and find their ABCs exciting.
They will begin to recognize letters in their everyday life.
They will start to notice letters around the classroom, around the school, and at home.
And they will find letters in their books.
Because letters are EVERYWHERE!!!
As we work on our weekly Animal Alphabet Letter Crafts, students are able to connect letters with a fun craft and adorable animals.
To further their learning of the alphabet, students can create their own Alphabet Flip Books and will feel accomplished making and then reading their books.
As they master their recognition of letters, we then expand with Alphabet Clip Cards. This is a fun activity, incorporating learning and doing, while having fun.
Preschool and kindergarten students are able to show what they know with these hands-on Apple Alphabet Puzzles.
Because playing literacy games is a great way to get kids learning without realizing they’re learning.
Want even more apple activities for your students? Be sure to take a look at all of our Apple Learning Activities.
Inside You’ll Find:
- 13 pages of puzzles, covering the entire alphabet.
- Each page contains four puzzle pieces, upper and lower case for 2 letters.
I find it best if you print this center on cardstock and laminate it so you can use the center for years to come.
Here’s how I organize my language arts centers so I can easily find them and use them again.
Supply list for Apple Alphabet Puzzles:
- paper or card stock
- laminating pouches
- Apple Alphabet Puzzles Printable (scroll down to download!)
Using the Apple Alphabet Puzzles
Students will first pick an upper or lowercase letter to work on and then find the corresponding letter piece.
Students will then sort through all of the pieces, looking for which letter matches the piece they have.
Another way this activity could be used is to have all of the letters laid out on a table or the floor. Students will then sort the remaining puzzles pieces according to their matching letter.
To get this freebie, use the ‘click here to download’ button at the bottom of this page.
If you have younger students or students struggling with this concept, that might be overwhelmed with all the pieces at once, you can differentiate this activity and provide them with only a few letters at a time.
Once they master the pieces you gave them, you can slowly add in more.
Want More Alphabet Ideas?
As you extend your Alphabet lesson across the curriculum, check out our Hands-on Alphabet Learning activities!!!
Download Your Apple Alphabet Puzzles Printable Below!
If you can’t find a resource that you would LOVE to have for your classroom, Contact me and I would be happy to make it for you.
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Have fun exploring the wonders of letters with our Apple Alphabet Puzzles in your classroom!