We practiced a few skills (letter identification, letter matching, visual scanning, eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills) while we enjoyed a little letter snack!
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Letter Matching Activity for Kids
I used a sheet of paper and quickly wrote out the lower case letters of the alphabet. Our snack was a little cup of alphabet cookies. We matched up the upper case letters to the lower case letters. This was a great activity for my preschooler. Little Guy (age 5) was so quick to match the letters (mostly because he wanted to eat them)! Baby Girl (age 2 and 1/2) had some trouble with identifying the upper case letters, but we haven't really worked on that yet. This is a great activity to introduce letter identification for younger preschoolers. The cookie incentive is sweet!
Mom only snuck a few cookies.
Visual Scanning Activity for Kids
Visual scanning is essential for handwriting skills, puzzles, word searches, mazes, and many many functional tasks. Scanning a room for a missing sock may be difficult if a child demonstrates difficulty with visual scanning.
When matching the upper case letters to the lower case letters, the child must scan the whole page in order to search and find the correct letter. Younger children or those working on visual scanning skills may require modifications to this. You could fold the page in half, offering only half of the options.