Tuesday, 30 December 2014

6 Snowflake letter recognition activities

Mr. Toddler has been really enjoying working on his letters. His knowledge of the alphabet is progressing slowly, which in all honesty, I found totally amazing at 2 years old. Here are 6 ideas for fun ways to work on letter recognition with your toddlers, including free printables at the end of the post available in English and Russian.

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Winter Activities for kids: 

Snowflake letter matching

The way we worked on these was pretty simple - I simply presented a box of snowflake alphabet cards and asked Mr. Toddler to match them to an alphabet mat I had previously made. 

This is quite a simple idea, but it's been the most effective with my son. However, there are several ways to use these printables: 


  • Go on an alphabet hunt! Hide the cards around the house (or classroom?), and ask the child to find the card with the letter sound/letter name you call out. 
  • Memory game

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  • Pick out a few letter cards. Find objects that start with one of those letters and ask child to match objects to their beginning sound letter cards. Present several letters in order, but leave out a few. Ask the child to place the missing ones in the place.
  • Writing practice

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  • Make a sensory bin and hide several of the letter cards in there.

Here's a close up of the Russian alphabet (or at least 9 letters of it). The super confusing part of it for my husband is that some of the letters are the same as in latin based languages (like B, P, H), but they are pronounced differently. For instance, the B in Russian is pronounced 'v'. 

Free Printables: Snowflake Letter Matching {Welcome to Mommyhood} #winteractivitiesforkids, #montessori, #freeprintables, #toddleractivities

My poor kid has to learn both because we live in the Netherlands. I'm teaching him the Russian alphabet for now and he's doing pretty well given that the little man is only 2 years old. 

Before I share the printables, I also want to say that if you would like to get these in a different Latin or Cyrillic based language, just let me know. I can add the proper accent marks or missing letters for you then! I can't do Chinese or anything, but French accent marks, Ukrainian I, etc are all possible!  

Free printables 

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