I love this activity. The kids never get bored with it. I use it in the first few weeks of school when I'm trying to get those caps/lowercases down, along with beginning sounds.
How to use: I make 5 copies of this on different colored bright paper, one for each table. I run all the pages with capitals, tape them together, and laminate them like a big snake. Don't cut any of the squares off of the capital pages. Once put together, it typically runs the length of the student tables. Then, I run the lowercase and the two sets of sound pictures and cut those out. I first give each table the lowercase letters to match to the caps in the first square. Then, I give them the first set of pictures, then the second. How do we keep this all straight? I run the each set of pictures on a different color. I put all three things to match in bowls and let them go. They figure out the first day that they have to match each layer one at a time. For the first few weeks, we leave them all in cups or bowls and set aside. After this is done, I roll them all up (I don't ever bend things :) and then I store them in a baggy. From time to time, I will send this activity home with a struggling learner or use for small group.
This is also GREAT for beginning of the year cooperative learning. So many kinder kids have issues with sharing and cooperating with each other. This year - I have a plan for this! I have made table labels to hang above each table and a table tally chart to get those uncooperative behaviors squared away.
Please let me know if you need any help with this file. Thank you so much : )