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Letter Recognition Worksheets | Playdough

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st
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26 pages
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When teaching emergent readers how to read, you can never have enough letter recognition activities in your bag of tricks. Making it multi-sensory makes a letter recognition activity even more engaging for your learners.

Play Doh Letter Pound is a super fun way to practice identifying letters- both capital and lowercase. Included with your download you will find the following:

*a set of color capital alphabet cards
*a set of color lowercase alphabet cards
*a set of black and white capital alphabet cards
*a set of black and white lowercase alphabet cards
*5 black and white capital letter mats
*5black and white lowercase letter mats

To play copy as many mats as you need. You can play whole group, small group, or in centers. Simply cut the letter cards of your choice out. Mix them up and put them in a pile. Meanwhile, students put a ball of play doh on each letter on their letter mat. Teacher chooses a letter card from the deck. Students then look for that letter on their mat. If they find it, they can either pound it with a toy hammer or with their fist. You can play by either matching a capital letter to capital letter, lowercase to lowercase, capital to lowercase, or lowercase to capital letter. Your students can all have the same sheet or there are 5 varieties of capital letter mats or 5 varieties of lowercase letter mats. Mixing in some motor activities always makes my students very enthusiastic participants.

For more great products for your emergent students, please check out the following:

Beginning Sounds and Fine Motor

Capital and Lowercase Letter Sort

Capital and Lowercase Letter Spinners

Draw an Anchor Chart- Beginning Sounds Version

Inferring Beginning Sounds

Letter Arcs- Letter Identification and Beginning Sounds with MINI ERASERS

Letter Recognition and Letter Sound Fluency YEAR ROUND

Letter Sound Clip Cards FREEBIE

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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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