Every year when we go to the beach for a week, we see the cutest sand crabs! We could sit there and watch the crabs run from hole to hole forever. They duck in and out of the holes while making sure it’s safe to keep moving across the sand. This is why our lowercase letter crab match is the perfect activity for preschoolers to practice alphabet recognition in the warmer weather over the summer!
Lowercase Letter Crab Match
The lowercase letter crab match is a free printable activity that includes 26 cute little crab puzzles. Each crab puzzle has a lowercase letter on it.
To prep this printable literacy center or busy bag, print the file from the pink button below. Cut the lowercase letter crab puzzle apart around each puzzle on the gray dotted lines. I recommend laminating the puzzles before cutting down the middle of the crabs to separate the pieces. This allows the puzzles to fit back together perfectly.
Play & Learn
After the alphabet puzzles are prepped, it’s time to play and learn!
Add the pieces to a small plastic bin or basket. I like to add all of the left sides of the puzzles to one container and the right sides of the puzzles to another. This makes it easier to search through when trying to find the match.
Choose a puzzle piece and lay it on the table or on a tray. Identify the lowercase letter in the top corner. Then find the puzzle piece that has the same lowercase letter on it to complete the puzzle.
Place the matching pieces together to create a lowercase letter crab!
Continue to identify lowercase letters and make matches while putting puzzles together.
After all puzzles are complete, clean up is easy! Simply add all of the pieces of the lowercase letter crab puzzles to a small plastic container with a lid or a reusable freezer bag until it’s time to play again!
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