St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon! It’s such a fun holiday full of magic, mischievous leprechauns, and all the beautiful colors of the rainbow. Explore the ABCs with this colorful shamrock alphabet clip card matching game for kids. Encourage them to help the leprechaun find matching upper and lowercase letters.
SHAMROCK ALPHABET MATCH GAME LEARNING OBJECTIVES
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This activity will help children strengthen their skills when it comes to identifying and pairing up the lower and uppercase versions of the alphabet as well as working on fine motor skills and the pencil grip.
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR YOUR SHAMROCK ALPHABET MATCH GAME
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PREPARATION FOR YOUR SHAMROCK ALPHABET MATCH GAME
- Print out the Shamrock Alphabet Match activity pages. (Printing in “high quality” is suggested to allow the colors to print vibrant and true.)
- Laminate the printable pages for added to durability, if desired. This is suggested if it will be used in a classroom or for several years with various children.
- Separate shamrock alphabet cards with scissors. Cut out the leprechaun images and adhere them to clothespins using a glue stick or small adhesive squares. Store pieces in a large zip bag to keep everything together.
- Create an appealing setup to draw children into this learning activity by placing the uppercase shamrock cards on a tray or baking sheet in a learning station. You may choose to put the leprechaun clothespins in a nearby bowl or you can clip them onto the edges of the tray.
We added some gold pom poms and a baking tray for our alphabet center.
Now in Store!
If you like the Upper and lowercase letters but looking for working in reverse then now available in our store is the complete set with upper and lowercase as the main focus of the learning. So you can focus on matching uppercase letters to the lowercase or as suggested in this activity matching the lowercase to the uppercase. As your children get more familiar then you could use the complete set of 52 cards to mix up the letters.
PLAYING THIS SHAMROCK ABC GAME
Ask learners to help the leprechaun find the matching lowercase letter for each uppercase shamrock card.
Once they identify the match, ask them to clip the leprechaun clothespin on the corresponding lowercase square on the card. Then repeat for the rest of the cards.
MORE SHAMROCK LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
St. Patrick’s Day Number Activity for Kids from my site Crayon Freckles
St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Tots here on Rainy Day Mum
St. Patrick’s Day Math: Graphing Shamrocks from Inspiration Laboratories
Other Activities working on Upper and Lowercase Letter Matching
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