Crab Grab Letter Matching Fine Motor Activity

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Love these skill based activities/games from Turner Tots! Easy to prep and always fun for the kids! They are always asking to play again! Learning through play!!
Perfect for an engaging activity with my students that lets them explore and differentiate their learning.
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Have your preschoolers pretend to be crabs and work on fine motor skills and letter identification at the same time! Flip a lettered card, grab a seashell (or letter magnet or ocean animal counter) with the tongs, and place it on the crab alphabet mat. Your students will love pinching the tongs just like a crab while letter matching! Perfect way to add fine motor skills to your ocean literacy center!

This ocean fine motor activity includes (in both color and black & white):

  • alphabet mats (uppercase and lowercase)
  • lettered Crab Grab cards (26 uppercase and 26 lowercase)

Crab walk as fast as you can and add this engaging crab activity to your ocean literacy centers today! You may have to pinch yourself when you see how much your preschoolers are enjoying this engaging crab letter match activity. I promise - it is reality! Toddlers really can learn through play. 

Materials needed for this ocean alphabet activity:

  • tongs
  • some sort of manipulative (seashells, alphabet magnets, ocean animal counters, etc.)

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rachel E. says, "This was a great resource to work on letter identification as well as fine motor skills. The students thought that the crabs were so fun and really enjoyed the activity.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Danni B. says, “My Transitional Kindergartners had so much fun with this resource! I printed, laminated, and cut out each letter. I then buried them in kinetic sand in a container. My students used tongs to pull the crabs (letters) out, then they would identify the letter and it's sound. We passed the container around in a circle and once we ran out of letters, we buried them again and started over. They absolutely loved this!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Leah A. says, “My students loved the fine motor activity and by the end had even made their own game. Great long term resource! Thank you!”

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.


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