Two Alphabet Games

1. Letter Matching: I found a great uppercase-lowercase matching game that I knew I had to do with Love Bug. Unfortunately he wasn’t as into it as I hoped, but I still want to share it because I think it’s a great activity for learning lowercase letters.

We have a foam alphabet mat in our playroom with all uppercase letters. I wrote each lowercase letter on a post-it note, mixed them up, and then had him match the post-it to the letter on the mat. He only did 5 or 6 of them and got bored. He was really more interested in playing with the post-its.

2. Letter Jump: One of Love Bug’s newest favorite things to do with his alphabet mat is to stand on a letter and then ask which letter he should jump to. It’s fun to see how far he can jump and how he can keep his balance. I love simple activities like this to keep him active and moving in new ways, especially since we’re not getting outside so much anymore!

He added a twist to it too – when he lands on a letter, we have to say a food that starts with that letter. Sometimes before he jumps he’ll tell me what food I have to say when he lands. Or he’ll correct my choices. Like if I say kiwi, he’ll say, “Well, you could’ve said kale.” Or if I say vinegar, he’ll say, “Well…that’s a kind of a sauce. You need a food.”


About Kelly

I'm a stay-at-home mom to two boys and a girl. My Love Bug is 4 and has been doing art projects since just after turning 2. My Sweet Pea is 2 and tries to do everything his brother does. Little Flower is 4 months and has no idea of all the fun she has ahead of her.
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