I don’t think there’s anyone on the planet that loves the alphabet more than my toddler. He would play with his letters all day long if we’d let him. We have magnetic letters, foam letters, block letters, sticker letters, plastic letters…name it, and I guarantee you that we own it. I won’t complain too much though…undoubtedly his love of letters will only benefit him academically – I can’t wait till he starts school! But, until then, I’ll do anything I can to help him learn at home. Pairing the activity with a holiday is just a BONUS! That and, of course, the development of fine motor skills and cognitive abilities. The Valentine’s Day Alphabet Match-Up is a fun, educational activity that toddlers and preschoolers will love!
First we colored in the hearts.
I had my son color in each heart a different color – that way he’d have to match the capital and lowercase letters, and the color would help him determine if he was correct. So it’s an alphabet match-up AND a color match-up!
Then we cut them all out.
Finally, we (roughly) cut the zig-zag line to divide the hearts in half. I stacked a few together and cut them at the same time, but they all would’ve been neat and straight if I cut them out one by one.
For the last step, you could also have your child help you cut them out.
Then let the matching begin!