Reality hits tomorrow. Spring break is officially over for us, so it’s back to making school lunches, homework, and stricter bedtimes in my house. We all know how that feels to have to get back into the daily grind, when all you want to do is stay in your pajamas all day.
Teaching preschoolers adds another dimension to coming back after a break. Some are beyond excited to be back, but some have an adjustment time again. To make our first day back a little more fun, and to go along with our bug theme, I’m adding these printable bumble bee alphabet matching cards to our day. I’m all about simple, low prep activities, and this set of uppercase bumble bee alphabet match is a great way to practice letter recognition and will be a self-correcting activity for my group!
Printable Bumble Bee Alphabet Match
This printable alphabet activity includes 26 bumble bees. Each bumble bee has matching uppercase letters on each wing.
The file below can be printed on cardstock (which I prefer for my 3 and 4 year-olds). I printed my set of alphabet bumble bees and then cut them apart with my paper cutter.
AFTER my letter cards were cut out, I laminated each bee individually. This may add an extra cutting step for me, but I like to have a thin border of lamination at the edge of my printables for my classroom.
After the bees are laminated and cut out again, I cut the bees up the middle of each card. There is a faint gray dotted line on each card to make this easy for you!
Simple cut each alphabet bumble bee in half and you’re ready to play!
Before handing a huge pile of bumble bee letters to your child to play with, consider starting with a small group of letters first. This way, your child can master the concept of the activity without getting frustrated with 52 game pieces sitting in front of her.
Add more cards into the activity as letters are matched, or trade the first group of letters with another group.
While you’re here, grab a set of butterfly count and clip cards too
Could this BEE more fun??
Move and learn with our alphabet bug game this spring too!
Do you need even more spring themed learning ideas? Try these super fun busy bags!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Strawberry Patch Counting Game // Coffee Cups & Crayons
Spring Color Matching Busy Bag // Teach Me Mommy
Bumble Bee Alphabet Match // Modern Preschool
Grab your freebie now!
Nicole,thank you for the printables, do you have any suggestions how to play this game in a small group so every child could interact with each other in a fun way?
Hi there! You could easily make this into a memory game and have the group flip 2 cards and try to make a match and name the letters at the same time!
Denise Martin says
I have just printed out the Bumble Bee Letter Match alphabet game, and the download doesn’t seem to have Y and Z?
Nobody else has commented, so I don’t know if I have done something wrong?
Hi Denise! The Y and Z are on the very first page of the file. Sorry for the confusion!
Hi! Can you add letters Y and Z to the bumble bee letter matching? They’re not included.
Nicole Franklin says
The y and z are on the first page. 🙂