This font sorting activity is designed to develop the alphabet awareness and letter identification of the young learners. It exposes children to a variety of different fonts that they may see in everyday life. There are 10 different sorts (five uppercase and five lowercase) that have two pages per group with a total of 24 letters in each font sort. Each font sort comes with a header card.
Each font sort group is practiced first with the learners identifying the more visually clear uppercase letters (see list below), then following with lowercase letters. The font sorts should be taught in the following order:
B, M, R, S
T, N, P, G
D, H, L, C
F, W, J, K
Y, V, Z, Q
b, m, r, s
t, n, p, g
d, h, l, c
f, w, j, k
y, v, z, q
The sort activity covers many learning skills: comparing and contrasting, sorting, and building fine motor skills.
This activity is used with an inexpensive veggie/fruit tray from Dollar Tree or your local dollar store. Also purchase tweezers to sort the dog bone letters. The young learners should be told they may not pick up the bones with their hands but only with a tweezer. This makes it fun for children to manipulate each letter to place in the correct section in the tray while also developing fine motor skills. As they pick up each letter they are to say the letter and place in the letters labeled section.
It is my hope your class enjoys this engaging activity of sorting, identifying, and learning their letters as much as my class.