Matching games are fun for preschoolers and kindergarteners especially when they are processing new information. Kids can start with what they already know and work through a process of elimination if there are any aspects they are unsure of. This free printable Pumpkin Letter Matching ABC Game is a quick prep activity you can set up during your fall theme, pumpkin activities or Halloween theme activities. Use it for independent work time, small groups, or literacy centers…whatever works for you!
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Pumpkin Letter Matching ABC Game
In this short video you can see the pages included in the free printable ABC game and see some of the ways we’ve been using it to practice letter matching.
Choose Your Manipulatives
When possible I prefer to use manipulatives that make printables more hands-on. For this ABC game you have options…of course!
You could use dried pumpkin seeds. Simply grab a Sharpie and write the letters on them.
Letter beads also work great! Here we have a wooden set of uppercase letters. You could also use lowercase letter beads depending on the focus of the activity.
We’ve also included optional printable pumpkin seeds with letters on them if you prefer those.
No matter which manipulative you choose you’re adding in an extra layer of fine motor practice by using them!
Ways to Play the Pumpkin Letter Matching ABC Game
The free printable includes ABC game mats for both uppercase letters and lowercase letters, so you can tailor the game to individual student needs.
Here we are matching uppercase pumpkin seeds with uppercase letters on the game mat.
In this example we’re matching uppercase letter beads to lowercase letters on the game mat.
And here we’re matching the lowercase printable seeds to the lowercase game mat.
Below is a picture of the free printable ABC game pages.
PRINTABLE PUMPKIN THEME LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
Teach kids about real pumpkins and use this theme to teach many math and literacy skills as well. Use this pumpkin theme as you get close to Halloween, for the letter P, or as part of a larger fall unit. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
The full Pumpkin Theme Lesson Plan Pack also includes:
- Pumpkin Number Cards
- Pumpkin Life Cycle Poster
- Pumpkin Life Cycle Sequencing Activity
- Uppercase Pumpkin Letter Cards
- Lowercase Pumpkin Seed Letter Cards
- Pumpkin Pie 5 Senses Recording Sheet
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For more fall fun visit our fall theme resource pages by clicking on the theme image below. Each resource guide is full of activity ideas, printables, videos, and more for teaching your fall themes.