Alphabet Road: Beginning Sound Matching Activity
Hey guys and welcome to another Playful Preschool Wednesday post. This were a team of wonderful mommy and educational bloggers come together to share free themed activities for you to try with your preschooler. Last weeks theme was puzzles and this week the theme is transportation. If you check at the bottom of this post you will find lots more fun transportation activities for you and your preschooler yo enjoy, for free.
My girls love toy cars and last Christmas they got lots of them. Trains , planes and boats are all cool but nothing to them is cooler than a car that can go vroom vroom. I decided to play off their love of toy cars and came up with a great game from both my toddler and preschooler to play.
This activity was easy to setup and my girls were able to help with the setup. I found that if I let my preschooler help set up activities she is more into playing with them after. When she don’t help with the setup then I might not be able to provide this here post. The setup of this activity was great for a little gross movement and you will find at the end on this post that my girls made some more gross movement fun out of this one little activity.
What I used:
- Masking tape
- Toy cars
- A few letters of the alphabet
- Some pictures beginning sound card of the corresponding letters.
- Tape a street on the floor
- Pick put letters that your child struggles with and have then set them on one side of the road
- Take the corresponding beginning letter sound cards and spread them on the opposite side of the road.
How we played:
I had my toddler take a toy match box car and send it down the street on the side with the letters.
When the car stopped the letter it stopped closest to my preschooler then had to find it’s matching beginning sound card on the opposite of the street.
It’s that easy. The girls had a great time playing this game. My preschooler struggled with a few ones bit I can say that after playing it a couple of time she came out actually knowing the letter M and W better. The second day of this she was able to tell the two apart. Now the real test will be later this week when we play another alphabet game involving all of them again will she be able to get them right.
My toddler really had fun yelling out the ones she knew. She started to drive her car to only the ones she knew for a while until I told her that the other letters were feeling sad and left out.
After the game was all over the second day and the big girls wanted to play with the street we played a live game of Frogger. They were the frogs and they had to avoid all the cars as they came down the street. Talk about fun. I really had fun sending all the cars down as they tried to cross the street. I think I’ve found my hidden talent, I was sending them back so often that it stopped being funny.
Well yawl, I hope that you all have enjoyed this post. If you would like to see more great transportation activities then click one of the links below of my team members.
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