Children learn at least as much by making games as they do in playing them. Ask children to write all the letters they know first, then provide letter samples for the rest.
For children who are learning upper- and lower-case letters, matching letter shapes is challenge enough. When they can do this with ease, THEN they are ready to play a memory game.
Learning about letters makes sense to children when they regularly engage in literacy activities. Read to them. Write their words in print. Sing.
To make letter cards: Write all the upper- and lower-case letters of the alphabet on index cards with Crayola® Crayons. You will need 52 cards, two for each letter. Make the letters large and dark, so they are easy to see.
Divide your cards into three piles: • Aa through Hh • Ii through Qq • Rr through Zz
To play Upper & Lower: Play with two or three friends. Mix the cards from any one pile. Place them face down in rows.
Each player in turn chooses two cards. If the cards match upper- and lower-case letters, keep the cards and take another turn. If the letters are different, turn the cards face down for the next player’s turn.
Start again when all cards are matched.
Our crayons have been rolling off the assembly line since 1903, and you can see how it’s done.