Using yarn or heavy cord, string up a long child-height "clothesline".
Print out the 52 unique articles of clothing on cardstock. Cut back the edges on 2 straight lines and fold on the dotted line. You've got laundry! There are 26 "sets" of clothes (either a shirt and skirt or a shirt and shorts) that go together due to their matching designs and matching uppercase and lowercase letters. This activity can be implemented in the 6 ways listed in the directions for letter recognition, alphabetical order, and lower/uppercase matching.
Versatile and easy to use with classroom centers, whole class, small groups, or individuals. Also makes a great manipulative bulletin board.
Please note: The laundry letters could be used in color or B&W. I purposely made a different graphic design for each set of clothes so that they could be used in black and white. You may want the students to color each pair the same if you want color without the color printing cost!
Another note: If you don't want to string up a "clothesline", the folded cards stand up nicely on their own. Students can line them up on a surface instead of hanging them.The cards also work great as an "I have", "Who has" activity.