Alphabet Magnets and Cookie Sheets – A Matching Activity

In my search for alphabet recognition activities, I found some great free cookie sheet printables here:

http://blog.maketaketeach.com/?p=508

The idea behind the cookie sheets is this:  If you tape the printable to the cookie sheet, the magnetic letters stay in one place as your child adds to them. 

 

 

 

 

I figured Bella (3) could handle this no problem, but I knew Noah (5 – Down syndrome) would need a little more to go on than just the printed letter to match the magnet to.  I wish I could claim credit for this idea, but alas I did not think of this myself.  Too bad I have NOOOO idea which blog I saw it on, but I knew this would be just the thing for Noah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can print this directly from your color printer by clicking on it; your alphabet magnets should fit exactly over these letters. How cool is that?  I found the fact that the colors on the printable matched the actual colors of the magnetic letters to be a big help in guiding my children to the correct match.  These magnets came from the dollar store.  If you can pick up a set, hopefully your colors will match mine.  If not, use your colors, line them up in alphabetical order in rows like mine, take a picture allowing the letters to take up the full screen, and print the picture full size.  I slipped my printable into a page protector for durability and then taped it to the cookie sheet.

I had no idea what a hit this activity would be.  I had all three littles, including Seth (2) climbing all over each other to take a turn matching the letters.  I just love it when that happens.

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