Getting ready to teach your child the alphabet? This uppercase lowercase letter matching puzzle is a fun way to work on letter recognition with your preschooler. Kids can match pictures with the beginning sounds of each letter while pairing up uppercase and lowercase letters. It’s so simple to prepare and lots of fun for the kids!
Materials needed for Uppercase Lowercase matching Puzzles:
Preparing these puzzles is very easy. Start by downloading the free printable letter matching puzzles.
Download the Uppercase Lowercase Letter Matching Puzzle here.
Then print out and laminate the puzzles. Cut the puzzles out, then also cut down the center line to separate the uppercase and lowercase letters.
As you are introducing letters to your child, have them match the uppercase and the lowercase letters. It’s okay if they are simply matching the pieces of the pictures as they start with the puzzles; it’s still a great way for them to get exposed to the letters while working on a skill that they already have.
Tip: work on 1-3 letters at a time. Giving your child too many puzzles at one time can be overwhelming. As your child masters those letters add 1-2 more letters. From there focus on up to 10 letters at a time until your child consistently matches the all pairs.
It is very important to help your child feel successful with these early reading tasks. These are the building blocks for beginning to read and if they feel successful now, they will have more confidence trying harder skills.
To extend the learning, have you child name words that have the same beginning sound as the puzzles that they are working with. Or have them do a scavenger hunt for items with the same beginning sound.
Prepare a salt tray for your child and have them trace the letters into the tray after they make a match with the puzzles.
This uppercase and lowercase letter matching wooden puzzle is another great way to extend this activity. Beyond putting the alphabet puzzle together, you can match the letters to the printable puzzles.
This really is a fun way to introduce letter matching and recognition to young children. You might even find that older kids will want to help too!