Developmentally appropriate Spring Letters literacy centers for the preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom! This resource is perfect for all developmental and cognitive levels of early childhood. The centers are fun, engaging, and offer challenges and reinforcement of basic skills.
This resource is set up with 3 levels of developmentally appropriate Spring themed letter identification and matching upper/lowercase case centers for the early childhood classroom. Every class is different, every student is different, so this resource gives you the option of starting out slowly, building on what your students know, and offering a challenge as skills are mastered.
Level 1: Uppercase/Lowercase Letter Puzzles
This beginning level will help students notice the differences between uppercase and lowercase letters. Letters are matched with self-correcting puzzles, so there is only one solution…they have to find the right lowercase letter to match the uppercase letter. This center will help students notice the size and the shape of both. Uppercase letters are ALL tall. Lowercase letters can be tall, short, or dip lower than uppercase letters. Make note of all of the differences as you complete this activity. This is a great way to begin learning letters!
Level 2: Upper to Lowercase Letter Match
This center activity builds on the puzzles activity. Students can demonstrate knowledge of upper and lowercase letters and become more confident in identifying the matching letter for each. This can be a challenge at first, but repeating activities like this one makes finding the matching letter easier and students love the confidence they feel as they become able to identify more and more matching pairs! This also includes a fine motor skills element with the inclusion of clothespins!
Level 3: Spring Flowers Letter Link
This activity builds on the first two, but adds the element of independence and alphabetical order. It also adds a fine motor skill using the links through the holes in each flower. There are two ways to conduct this center…maybe more depending on your creativity! One simple way to do this center is simply linking the uppercase letter flower to it’s matching lower case flower. Fro a greater challenge, begin with the letter “A” (either uppercase, lowercase or both) and construct an alphabet line ‘garden’ using an entire set of letters!
*Bonus Center* Letter Match Alphabet Wheels!
Choose the centers that work best for your class!
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