As kids head back to school they may need some encouragement to get back into the learning grove. This back to school activity uses a cute school bus printable for a hands-on letter find activity! Simply print the back to school printable to play and learn with preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age children!
Back to School Activity
Looking for fun ways to have kids identifying letters? How about using this fun, hands-on letter find game in an interactive way to help engage and motivate the kids to learn their letters! This center has a great theme which will sure to engage even the most reluctant kids. Read on to see how you can setup this fun back to school center with bingo dot markers.
Back to School Printable
First Day of School Activities
- A4 paper (optional colored paper)
- Bingo markers (dot markers)
- Colored magnetic letters (optional)
Print the pages and cut out the strips, place on a cookie sheet (optional) or you could leave it and use the poster paper. Place it on a tray (optional) along with some dot markers.
School Bus Letter Find
Start by showing the kids the ‘school bus strip’ on the mat. Tell them that they will be making letter matches to help find the letters on the bus. You could use one mat for each group of 4 or 5 kids.
You can also create a competition for who matches their letters and finishes dot marking their way to finding all the letters on the bus.
Another way you can use these mats is to hide the magnetic letters around the room and have the kids play a scavenger hunt to find and match them onto each strip. Alternatively, you can print mini copies of these mats (2 on one page) in black and white and have each child circle the letter they found around the room. Easy and fun!
Kindergarten Letter Find
Be sure to have your kids sound out the letter they found as they match it.
As an added activity, you could have them name a word that begins with that letter such as A for apple and place the letter on the mat.
This is a great way to get pre-schoolers or kindergarten kids to practice their alphabet recognition skills in a fun and engaging activity!
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FREE Alphabet Printables
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First Day of School Printables
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