It’s back to school season!
It always amazes me how fast summer goes by. But once school starts, it’s time to break out one of my very favorite early childhood education themes: apples!
So if you’re working with early learners who are practicing letter recognition, here’s a set of fun apple letter matching puzzles that can help!
These are fantastic for early literacy centers.
They’d also make good morning tub activities!
Keep reading to see how to get your copy of these literacy skill builders.
And, for more apple early learning fun, check out my Apple Counting One to Ten Puzzles too!
Printable Apple Letter Matching Puzzles
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- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper or cardstock
- Laminator (optional)
- Colored pencils (optional)
This set of letter matching activities includes 26 apple puzzles.
Each features an uppercase and lowercase version of the same letter.
After you’ve printed the puzzles, cut them apart for students to practice matching the letters to their partners.
A full blackline version is also included!
How to Use Letter Puzzles to Build Literacy
These are perfect for centers or small groups. You can cut them out as one piece if you are teaching letter recognition.
As students look at each apple, they can learn to recognize the uppercase and lowercase version of each letter.
Once they’re ready, it’s time to practice!
Cut the puzzles apart and students can match up the letters they just learned.
To make sure the puzzles last, you may want to either laminate them or print them on white cardstock.
If you’re working with very young learners, print an extra set of the puzzles and leave them whole. Then put them on a ring as an answer key.
Students can check their work as they go!
If you use the blackline version, you can let your class color in the puzzles before matching them up.
Scroll down to get your set of these Apple Alphabet! Letter Matching Puzzles!
Need more apple-themed resources? Take a look at these!