Developmentally appropriate Saint Patrick's Day 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 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: Shamrock Uppercase and Lowercase Match
This beginning level letter match center focuses on uppercase letters having a lowercase match. 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!
Level 2: Lowercase Letter Clip
This activity builds on the first, but adds the element of independence. It also adds a fine motor skill using ‘pinching’ fingers to open the clothespins. This center allows the students to figure out which of the three lowercase letters is the match for the uppercase letter shown. Students gain confidence in their knowledge, and with a teacher close at hand for help…they can have their work checked and verified!
Level 3: Mark the Letter-Upper and Lowercase
This level builds on the first two. There are mats with Uppercase letters and Lowercase letters along with fun candy cane font letter cards. You can do a straight match by using the uppercase letter mats with the uppercase letter cards, or the lowercase letter mats with lowercase letter cards. To challenge your students, mix them up! This is a great assessment activity for letter recognition!
Choose the level that works best for your class...or try all 3!
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!