Using fun manipulatives like mini erasers, themed and holiday trinkets, and more traditional classroom items like counting bears makes learning so much more fun for little learners! Everyone has counting bears. They come in different sizes and colors and can be used in so many different ways. In my classroom we mostly pattern, sort, and count with these colorful counting bears. To mix it up a little, we have added a printable counting bears alphabet match to use along with our bears!
Counting Bears Alphabet Match
This free printable counting bears alphabet match activity includes 26 bear cards. Each card has an uppercase letter printed on it. Download the printable below.
Simply print the activity and cut the alphabet bear cards out on the gray dotted lines. Then carefully cut down the middle of each bear on the dotted line to split the card in half.
It’s Time to Play!
Now that the counting bears alphabet cards are prepped, it’s time to play and learn! Place all pieces in a basket or tray. Pull out pieces and correctly match the uppercase letter on the left half of the alphabet card to the uppercase letter on the right side.
Keep making matches until all of the bears have been put back together!
This printable alphabet activity is perfect for beginners learning their letters. It focuses on just the uppercase letters. The bear cards also come in different colors to make it easier to find the correct matches.
In my classroom we like to flip the pieces over and play a memory game with them. When we do this, we do not use all 26 letters. We usually pick 6-10 letters to play with.
If matching all 26 letters is overwhelming at first, start with the letters in your child’s name. Keep adding more and more letters over time until the whole set is being played with!
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