I’ve always loved teaching our children American Sign Language.
We use ASL in our local congregation, but I also like using it to build early literacy skills in our kids.
In fact, when we practice spelling words, the kids generally fingerspell each word as they say the letter.
I’m convinced that learning to sign has made them better spellers overall.
Since ASL is such a wonderful tool for early spelling skills, I thought it would be awesome to combine it with letter recognition in these printable sign language alphabet puzzles!
These are wonderful for literacy centers!
Plus, they’d make great quiet time activities, since kids can practice matching up the puzzle pieces again and again.
Read on to see how to get your set!
And, for more practice with signing skills, check out our printable ASL weather fingerspelling lesson!
Sign, Spell, & Match! Sign Language Alphabet Puzzles
This set of ASL alphabet puzzles includes one set of three puzzle pieces for each letter of the alphabet.
Kids can complete each puzzle by matching the uppercase letter, the ASL sign, and the lowercase letter.
Cut them out and mix them up. Then challenge the kids to see how quickly they can complete all the puzzles!
Be sure to help them practice forming each ASL letter sign as they go.
These would also make a great take-and-go learning activity.
Simply laminate each puzzle, cut the pieces apart, and put the puzzle pieces into a reusable bag.
Kids can practice matching up letters on any flat surface while you wait!
Scroll down to get your copy of our Sign Language Alphabet Puzzles!
Ready to work on more early literacy skills with your students? Try some of these other literacy activities for kids!