Practice matching lower case and upper case letters with this fun game. If you like this craft, try our Lego Blocks Words & Sentences Game.
What You’ll Need:
*Cardstock or construction paper
*Cardboard (empty cereal boxes)
*Contact paper, optional
*Cut the paper into blocks 1.5 inches by 3 inches long. To play with all 26 letters, you'll need 650 blocks. We recommend starting with 5 letters (30 blocks) or 10 lettters (60 blocks), and then adding more each time you play.
*Use the marker to draw a line halfway down each block, separating into two sides.
*With pencil, write one capital letter of the alphabet on each side of each block. If you were doing 5 letters, your blocks would be as follows:
A A, A B, A C, A D, A E
B B, B C, B D, B E
C C, C D, C E
D D, D E
*Repeat with the same five letters in lower case.
*Have your child trace over your penciled letters with the marker. As they are tracing the letter, tell them the name of the letter and the sound it makes. Talk about the difference between capital and lower case letters and when we use them.
*Glue the blocks to the cereal box or cardboard, allow to dry, and cut around each block. (You can cover them with contact paper for added durability.)
*Now it's time to play! Place all letter dominos face down and have each player pick 3 or 4 dominos to start. Whoever has the double capital "A" or double lower case "a" starts. If no one has it, you pick a new domino until someone gets one of these blocks. Once the double "A" is played, only a domino with a lower case "a" can be played. Once the double "a" is played, only a domino with a capital "A" can be played. You can only match a lower case version of the same letter to its capital. If you can't play a domino from your hand on your turn, pick another. The first person with no dominos left wins!
*Send us a picture of your kids playing with their letter dominos we may post it to our site! email@example.com.
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