Matching upper and lowercase letters on the light table

As part of our letter review, we made a simple alphabet letter matching game for the light table…

Matching upper and lower case letters on the light table by Teach Preschool

As you can see, we’ve been saving bottle caps around here for quite some time.  This games is a perfect way to reuse those lids!

Matching upper and lowercase letters on the light table by Teach Preschool

To begin, you will need 26 small lids and 26 larger lids. We chose to use all white lids for this activity so they would be somewhat transparent on our light table.  Once you have collected all of your lids, write one lowercase letter of the alphabet on each of the small lids and write the uppercase letters on the larger lids…

Matching upper and lowercase letters on the light table by Teach Preschool

To play the game, the children chose an uppercase letter lid and dropped on top of a lowercase letter lid…

Matching upper and lowercase letters on the light table by Teach Preschool

Our students seemed to enjoy this game more when they were playing with a friend. There were lots of letters to hunt and find…

Matching upper and lowercase letters on the light table by Teach Preschool

On this same day, we  happened to have all of the letters displayed on our magnetic board.  This proved to be very helpful for the children who needed a bit of assistance in finding their letter matches.  The children were able to refer to the magnetic board to see what letter pairs went together…

Matching upper and lowercase letters on the light table by Teach Preschool

Reviewing letters on the light table was a great way to use up all of those lids we’ve been saving…

Matching upper and lowercase letters on the light table by Teach Preschool

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Links to grow on:

Alphabet kitchen for toddler play by Teach Preschool

DIY alphabet learning activity by For the Love of Learning

Alphabet rocks–heat embossed by Thrive 360 Living

 

By |2013-04-10T21:16:47+00:00April 10th, 2013|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

5 Comments

  1. Maureen April 10, 2013 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Love that the capital letters swallow the lower case with the bigger and smaller caps.

  2. Deborah @ For The Love of Learning April 11, 2013 at 8:12 am - Reply

    This is wonderful! I have to make a light table. I actually just posted a similar idea last night on my blog… Alphabet Toddler Tray (Matching Activity) -Deborah @ For The Love of Learning

    https://www.fortheloveoflearningblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/alphabet-toddler-tray.html

  3. MIRIAM FERNANDEZ BORASO April 11, 2013 at 9:53 am - Reply

    superb idea! the problem is that here we don’t have a light table & they ‘re so EXPENSIVE.
    kisses& love from ARGENTINA!
    MIRIAM

  4. Pedagogen April 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    What a great idea:) Thank you for all the inspiration!
    I have recently start a blog myself.. about preschool.
    Hoping to inpire others myself:)

  5. Sam @ Thrive 360 Living April 12, 2013 at 2:14 am - Reply

    I’ve been saving small bottle caps, but I haven’t thought about have the larger ones too. I love that idea! Now I just need to figure out what we can drink or use in order to start accumulating large bottle caps :). Thanks for linking to my heat embossed rocks!

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