Here are some apple alphabet clothespin clip cards I made for our preschooler to do during our apple unit.
Clothespin clip cards are such an easy and fun activity to have on hand for kids that learn well from multi-sensory activities. (These kids benefit from busy hands at the same time their mind is working.)
All of my kids have done well with these types of activities especially at the preschool learning age. It’s just as much about pinning to the correct letter as it is about mastering the clothespin. Great fine-motor practice.
Letter Recognition Activity
Not only is this a great fine-motor building activity, these alphabet clip cards are great for teaching kids basic matching and letter recognition.
I also tried to pair some of the more common letter-confusions together, so they can learn to differentiate. For example o and c OR d and b. As my kids come across these ones, we talk about how to tell them apart.
How we use this resource
Before we begin, we review the alphabet and its sounds. (Singing the alphabet song with the with letter names then again with the letter sounds.)
Then, I give the preschool clip cards and a clothespin to my daughter. She says the letter name that is in the middle of the apple then puts her clothespin on the matching letter.
After that, I have her say the sound of the letter outloud and put her clothespin on the letter with the same sounds.
Simple as that.
This activity can last anywhere from ten to thirty minutes it just depends on the day. Some days we’ll switch things up. We will take turns, keep score, or work towards a fun treat. Either way, we have found this activity to really help enforce letter recognition and sounds.
Note: if clothes pins are too difficult for your kids to pinch open, try using a lightweight chip clip.
How to Assemble the Alphabet Clip Cards
1. Download and Print the Alphabet Clip Cards Printable
2. Laminate the cards
3. Cut each card out
4. Give your student a clothespin and a card and have them find the letter on the bottom that makes the corresponding sound to the picture.
Apple Alphabet Clip Card pdf Download
You can find this resource in my tpt store. Go ahead and download the Apple Alphabet Clothespin Clip Cards here for your homeschool or classroom and get your little one working on their alphabet today.
More Apple Activities
- Carved Apple Mugs
- Parts of an Apple Craft
- Apple Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten
- Apple Poem
- Picture Books about apples
Plan an apple-themed preschool unit
This year, I am really loving the idea of creating units for us to use in our homeschool. We just put together this apple-themed unit study for preschool and kindergarten and the kids are really enjoying it. If you are planning to do an apple unit with your kids and are looking for a few ideas, check out the post, get this free unit planner printable, and get started.
What are your favorite ways to teach the alphabet?
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