This fun letter identification activity will have your preschooler feeling in the holiday spirit while also working on his/her upper and lowercase letter recognition! This activity can easily be done with materials you have at home. You don’t need to print anything out. Just use your own tree and star cutting skills!
Identifying lowercase letters can be particularly challenging for emergent readers because they tend to look more similar to each other than uppercase letters and yet, they’re the letters used most often in reading and writing. This is such a fun activity and great to get in some extra practice.
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green construction paper
yellow construction paper (optional, for the star)
circle colored stickers
Step 1 If you are using a pre-drawn tree, you will only need to cut it out. You can easily create your own tree from a piece of construction paper. Fold your paper in half and along the fold, draw the outside of the tree (it’s a quick zigzag motion starting smaller and getting bigger towards the bottom- don’t overthink it).
Step 2 Cut out your tree along the zigzag line. It should fold open to make your tree shape.
Step 3 Using the same shape and size as the stickers being used, draw a variety of different circles.
Step 4 Within each circle, write a lowercase letter. It’s up to you if you want your preschooler to work on just a few different letters or a variety of different letters.
Step 5 On the circle stickers, write the matching uppercase letters that match the lowercase letters from the tree.
Step 6 Let your child go to town matching the upper and lowercase letters. You can increase the difficulty by having your child say the sound of each matching letter as he/she finds it.
Step 7 When your child has finished, you can glue a star on top if you wish. Now you have a beautifully decorated tree!
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