Big Brother can identify most of the capital letters, but has a harder time with the lower-case. So we decided to make a matching game that incorporated hearts seeing that Valentines Day is only 5 days away. Identifying capital and lower-case letters is not really knowledge that a 3-year old needs to know, but Big Brother is especially interested in letters/words, so we love to practice. I really should spend more time on gross motor activities…that is the area of development that he struggles with the most (which is interesting, especially since he has SO MUCH energy)!
Here’s what you’ll need: Capital letters printed on cardstock and cut in half, red and/or pink construction paper, marker.
1. Print off the capital letters onto cardstock. I printed 6 letters on each piece of paper and then cut them in half. Then I laminated them so that I can reuse them again with a different theme. After that, cut out 3″x3″ squares from pink and red construction paper.
2. Draw a heart and each lower-case letter on each 3″x3″ piece of construction paper.
3. Lay out the half-sheets of paper (with the capital letters) on the floor.
4. Give your little one the stack of lower-case letters and let him/her get started.
I had to help Big Brother with several of the lower-case letters, but I was actually really surprised with how well he was able to match the majority himself!