I created this game for my student's to learn his upper and lower case letters,and recognize letters in an animal name. This game can be used like memory by placing several cards upside down ( I started with 6). This helps student's to match the letters. As they became more familiar, increase the amount of cards you put face down.
Each letter has a matching animal for easier recognition. I would recommend using with 3 and 4 year old students or early in the kindergarten year. Teachers can run the cards on white card stock, laminate and use every year. This is a great activity for centers, one on one practice or with a partner.
All the animals are common for kids, the only challenge was the letter X. The animal I used is a X-Ray fish.
I hope you enjoy!