Reinforce letter recognition and letter matching with these hands-on a pineapple literacy activity for kindergarten.
I am so excited about these 2 new Pineapple Literacy Centers that I made. They are super adorable and I love how they turned out. They are perfect for the beginning of the school year and can be used in so many different ways. Keep reading to find out more!
Letter Task Cards
The first literacy activity that is included to help with letter recognition with different styles of letters. This is great for beginning readers to get them used to the different fonts they will encounter in texts. They have to find the matching letters to the one that is in the pineapple.
For this activity, you can laminate the cards and have students use whiteboard markers to circle the matching letters, or use different loose parts to cover the matching letters. I saw some teachers that found some pineapple mini erasers at the Target dollar spot that I think would be perfect for this activity. Unfortunately, I live in Canada with no Target, so I am keeping my eye out for something similar!
Cover the Slice
The next activity is an uppercase/lowercase letter matching activity. Students pick a pineapple card and cover up the matching lowercase letter. I imagine I will be using these in a sensory bin (I am thinking some green plastic grass and other fun items mixed in with the letter cards). If you don’t want to use the work mat, I’ve also included a black and white version:
Instead of just covering up the letter, students can colour in the pineapple slices that they find!
These two activities are now available in my Teachers pay Teachers store:
Literacy Activity for Kindergarten
In my blog post, Alphabet Activities for Letter Recognition and Formation I give you lots of ideas for literacy centers. Kindergarten Printable Activities for Easy Prep Literacy Centers has some fun ideas to use in your classroom.
You can also get the Pineapple Numbers Work Mats if you want to have the matching math center.