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