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Mitten Match: Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Game

Mitten Match: Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Game
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 2y - 5y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

Activity Designer

Julie Kirkwood
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Make these easy and colorful paper mittens, then play games that teach your preschooler how to match upper- and lowercase alphabet letters, like hide and seek mittens, memory match, matching a mitten to an object with the correct beginning sounds and many more. We've had loads of fun with these all week!

How We Did It

Mitten Match: Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Game

Gather your supplies, then draw a template of a pair of mittens. (Think small: you have to make 26 pairs!) If you don't want to draw, search for "mitten template printable" on the Internet. There are many free, printable options.

Mitten Match: Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Game
Next, I traced my original pair of mittens onto a piece of white paper.
Mitten Match: Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Game
I used a photocopier to print out all the pages I would need in colorful hues. You could also trace your original sheet onto the colorful ones.
Mitten Match: Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Game

Next, I wrote uppercase and lowercase alphabet letters onto the mittens. Having both of the letter A's on purple paper, for example, would also help my preschooler to match them up. Also, that way, each letter would have a left mitten and a right mitten. These are clues that you can use later if your child is unable to find the match. "Look for a purple letter," "Look for a mitten with the thumb on the other side," etc.

Mitten Match: Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Game
When I was done with my letters, I was ready to cut out my mittens.
Mitten Match: Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Game

Look at all the pretty pairs of mittens!

Mitten Match: Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Game
Our first game was Hide and Seek with the mittens. I sent my preschooler out of the room while I hid the mittens all around.
Mitten Match: Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Game
He was so excited to find them! I started out with just a few pairs, but he really enjoyed this game, so we moved on to hiding all 26 pairs.
Mitten Match: Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Game
After he found them all, we laid them out on the floor and he matched them up.
Mitten Match: Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Game

Another game we played was to just scatter them on the floor and find the matches. You could also do this as a memory game by turning them all over and taking turns finding a match.

Mitten Match: Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Game
Another fun game we played was to find an object in the house that began with the beginning sound of each letter and leave the mitten there. L for lemons. T for table. And so on. What other games can you play with matching mittens? We'd love to hear your ideas.

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