Are you looking for amazingly fun ways to learn letters? This Letter Search and Match activity is so much fun! It’s one of my favorite alphabet activities because of all the different ways it can be used. Children absolutely love matching the letters with glass jewels, but we have also used pom poms, bingo chips, whiteboard markers, and more! I use this activity when I begin to introduce matching uppercase and lowercase letters. It also helps to introduce letter-sounds and beginning sounds. This post contains affiliate links.
As you all know, I’m all about making learning as fun and interactive as possible. I’m always searching for new objects and sensory elements to add to our learning activities. I found glass jewels at the craft store and knew I had to do something with them. They are AMAZING! Glass jewels are see-through so when you lay them on paper, you can still see what is underneath them. It’s a bonus that they come in different colors! Trust me, kids are just as excited as I am about using glass jewels. 😉
How to Use the Letter Search and Match Activity:
I love being able to reuse as many activities as possible. It may take a little bit of extra prep, but it is so worth it to be able to use the activity over and over. For this Letter Search and Match activity, I have laminated the pages with 5mil laminating pouches for extra durability. If you’re short on time, I recommend inserting the pages into page protectors and putting them in a binder for storage. Both options work very well.
I usually pick out the letter we are working on that week and pull out that letter mat to use. I’ve also used this activity to help children who are struggling with certain letters get extra practice. Often times, the children love getting the activity out and working on the letters independently.
What sound(s) does the letter make? Point to the pictures at the bottom of the Letter Mat and listen closely to their initial sound.
Children who need a more difficult variation can point to the letters that they didn’t cover with a jewel and say their name and sound(s). Can they think of anything that starts with that letter?
This Letter Search and Mat Activity is PERFECT for independent work and teamwork!