Teaching letter recognition is essential before teaching letter/sound associations. Laundry letters "lightens the load" of knowing which letters are which. There are 26 sets of clothing (either matching shirt/shorts or matching shirt/skirt). Each article of clothing in a set has either an uppercase or lowercase letter on it that are partner letters. (for example, B and b, C and c, D and d) Plus, each set of clothing has its own unique design or print on it, so it's easier to match partner letters!
It's simple to get the laundry going! Prepare each page by trimming the edges on the 2 straight lines and fold on the dotted line. You've got laundry!
Using yarn or heavy cord, string up a long child-height "clothesline". (as an actual "clothesline")
Instead of hanging the letters on a "clothesline", the children can stand the folded pieces on a surface. If you would like the pieces to be sturdier, just cut out some strips of heavier paper like cardboard (they don't have to be the whole width of the letter card-I've done this with strips that were only 1.5 inches wide). The strips should be as long as the unfolded letter cards. Glue onto the back of the cards, then
fold on the dotted line.
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.
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