Do your students need to practice matching uppercase and lowercase letters, matching letters to their sounds or writing their letters?
This 115-page printable pdf includes centers, color by codes, and worksheets that will have students practice these phonics skills. This alphabet set will make a great addtion to your St. Patrick’s Day activities, morning work, lesson practice, and centers.
✍ These would make a great addition to your SUBSTITUTE FOLDER or tub. Just print them ahead of time and put them into a folder and they will be ready to leave out.
This product has a theme of a rainbow and a rainbow unicorn. Use this anytime of the year or for Spring, Easter, Earth Day or St. Patrick’s Day. The centers and handwriting are created more for students that need to practice tracing letters or letter formation.
- 115 page pdf
- 3 centers
- 5 color by code pages
- 56 worksheets
- 2 pages of game ideas
- Color and BW versions of the centers
- Answer Key
- 5 Color by code pages: Students will color a portion of a picture based on the letter. This is great for practicing letter recognition.
- 56 printable pages: (2 pages per letter one front page and one back page). The pages include tracing the letters with , tracing a letter rainbow, finding the letters in a rainbow wordsearch, following a letter through a maze.
- Matching uppercase and lowercase letters: Rainbow puzzle that has students match one side of the rainbow with uppercase letters to the other half of the rainbow with lowercase letters. This comes in color and BW.
- Matching beginning sounds with their letters: Rainbow puzzle that has students match one side of the rainbow with letters to the other half of the rainbow with beginning sound pictures in the cloud. This center has . The words are in cursive, so students are not able to read the words. This comes in color and BW.
- Writing letters: Penmanship center that has students draw a card and write the letter on the center with a dry erase marker. They will also find the letters on a wordsearch rainbow. A BW page is included if you want them to turn it in.
- Pocket Chart Lesson or Activity: Use them during instruction, review, or a quick question assessment. You can also put one card in the pocket chart and give each student a card or two. Have them take turns coming up to put their matching piece in the pocket chart. This can also be used as a center for students to match on their own or with a partner. This is also great for bell work, students that finish their work early or students that need extra practice.
- Memory Game: Divide the cards into 10 or less letters. Have students put all the letters face down. They will take turns flipping two cards over trying to make matches. If they make a match, they pull out those two cards and keep them. If they do not make a match, they flip them back over and the turn moves to the next student. The game continues until all the pieces have been matched. The student with the most matches wins the game.
- I Have Who Has Game: Give each student a card. Have them match the cards to make pairs. This is fun to do when coming to the carpet or lining up.
- Around the Room: Label the cards with numbers. Put a card on each table. Have students number a piece of paper and walk around the room writing the matching letter next to the correct number.
- Go Fish Game: Give a pair or small group of students a deck of cards. They will take 4 cards each. The rest of the cards are placed face down on the table. They will take turns asking if one student has a letter or beginning sound. They will answer yes and give them the card or no and say “go fish”. This means the first student must draw a card from the deck. The game continues with the next student. Continue playing until all the cards have been matched. The student with the most cards wins.
✅Common Core State Standards
- RF.K.1d Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
- RF.K.3a Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
- L.K.1a Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
- L.1.1a Print all upper- and lowercase letters.
✅Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
- LA.K.2.B.i The student is expected to: demonstrate and apply phonetic knowledge by: identifying and matching the common sounds that letters represent;
- LA.K.2.D.v The student is expected to: demonstrate print awareness by: identifying all uppercase and lowercase letters; and
- LA.K.2.E The student is expected to: develop handwriting by accurately forming all uppercase and lowercase letters using appropriate directionality.
✅Virginia Standards of Learning
- R.K.6.a The student will develop an understanding of basic phonetic principles. Identify and name the capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
- R.K.6.b The student will develop an understanding of basic phonetic principles. Match consonant, short vowel, and initial consonant digraph sounds to appropriate letters.
- W.K.10.a The student will print in manuscript. Print capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet independently.
- W.1.11.a The student will print legibly in manuscript. Form letters accurately.