An early letter recognition activity for preschoolers
Toddlers and preschoolers can learn everything they need to know through playing.
This letter recognition activity is so much fun for kids and is a great way to teach letter recognition.
You will need:
- Magnetic letters
- Non-magnetic tub or tray
- String with magnet on the end
- Sheet of paper
What to do:
- Choose the letters you want your child to practice.
- Draw around the magnetic letters either individually or to spell simple words (depending on your child’s ability).
- Pop the letters into your non-magnetic tub.
- Tie magnet on the end of some string to make fishing rod. (We had a fishing rod in a game the boys had from Santa so I use that).
- Leave it all set-up and wait for your child to find.
How To Play
- Fish a letter out of the tub using the rod.
- Sound out each letter when it’s pulled out.
- Either write/colour in or place the letter in the correct space on the paper.
Questions to ask:
- “What letter have you caught?”
- “What sound does it make?”
- “”Do you know what we call that letter?”
- “Can you write a “c” like the one you found?”
- “Is it uppercase or lowercase?”
- “Why are the letters sticking to the fishing rod?”
- “Will the magnet stick to anything else? Let’s see…”
Remember to take a look at my other toddler and preschool activities.