Cookie Sheet Activities for Letters and Sounds!

These Cookie Sheet Activities are a fun, hands-on way for young children in Pre-K, Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Kindergarten or 1st Grade to identify the beginning sounds, fill in the missing letter in the alphabet sequence, match capital and lowercase letters, and match letters of the alphabet to the same letters printed in different fonts!




Check out these four different packets!


1. Cookie Sheet Alphabet ABC Order with Magnetic Letters Activity




The ABC order activities (such as the one shown above) are a fun, hands-on way to use the alphabet song AND alphabetical order to fill in the missing letter in the alphabet sequence. Great for morning work, this helps kids practice visual discrimination while they learn the letters and ABC order, along with what the capital and lowercase letter looks like for each letter! They may also identify the missing letter using the beginning sounds and their associated letters for the given pictures that are in the place of the missing letters. This set includes both upper and lowercase letters presented in alphabetical order, in color and in ink saving black and white.





When I used this in my classroom, I could tell right away which children were stronger in tracking the alphabet while singing the song, and which children depended on the beginning sounds of each picture to help them cover up each letter or object.  It helped me figure out better how to help each child improve!

File includes:
- 20 different full color ABC order Cookie Sheet Activity Task Cards in all capital letters.
- 20 different full color ABC order Cookie Sheet Activity Task Cards in all lowercase letters.
- 20 different ink saving black and white ABC order Cookie Sheet Activity Task Cards in all capital letters.
- 20 different ink saving black and white ABC order Cookie Sheet Activity Task Cards in all lowercase letters.
- A printable alphabet to be cut apart, just in case you do not have plastic letters.
- A printable alphabet to be cut apart if needed, just in case you do not have plastic letters.
- An printable alphabet to keep letters organized. It helps to teach kids to place their letters on top of this sheet before they begin, when they are not using them. I call it an Alphabet Organizer.


2. Cookie Sheet Alphabet Beginning Sounds with Magnetic Letters Activity

This activity is a fun, hands-on way to identify the beginning sounds and their associated letters for the given pictures (without using alphabetical order.)  This helps kids practice visual discrimination while they learn the letters and sounds for each letter. This set includes letters presented in alphabetical order and in random mixed order, both in color and in ink saving black and white.




File includes:
- Full Color Task Cards in order from A-Z, to be cut apart into individual cards
- Full Color Task Cards in MIXED order, to be used as full sheet task card
- Black and White Ink Saving Task Cards in order from A-Z, to be cut apart in individual cards
- Black and White Ink Saving Task Cards in MIXED order, to be used as full sheet task cards
- A printable alphabet to be cut apart if needed, just in case you do not have plastic letters.
- An printable alphabet to keep letters organized. It helps to teach kids to place their letters on top of this sheet before they begin, when they are not using them. I call it an Alphabet Organizer.




This set was helpful to teach children who really just needed to work on beginning sounds.  I did in small groups as a guided lesson in TK, except for my highest group.  I just held up one task card by holding it to my cookie sheet with a magnet.  Then I asked the whole group of kids which letter belonged there, and waited for all of them to answer by holding up the correct plastic letter.  Then I asked ONE child to place their letter on my board.  I did this with lots of cards until our time ran out (about ten to twelve minutes.)  With my fastest learners, I only had to show them what to do on a couple of task cards, and then let them each do some task cards on their own while I watched to make sure that they got it right and knew what the pictures represented.


3. Cookie Sheet Alphabet Capital and Lowercase Matching with Magnetic Letters

This activity is a fun, hands-on way to practice matching capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet. It helps kids practice visual discrimination while they learn the difference between what the capital and lowercase letter looks like for each letter! This set includes both upper and lowercase letters presented in alphabetical order and in random order, in color and in ink saving black and white.





File includes:
- Workmats for kids to match BOTH THE CAPITAL AND LOWERCASE LETTERS next to the beginning sounds picture. Files provided in both FULL COLOR and INK SAVING BLACK and WHITE.
- Workmats for kids to match ONLY THE CAPITAL LETTERS to the printed lowercase letters next to each beginning sounds picture. Files provided in both FULL COLOR and INK SAVING BLACK and WHITE.
- Workmats for kids to match ONLY THE LOWERCASE LETTER to the printed capital letters next to each beginning sounds picture. Files provided in both FULL COLOR and INK SAVING BLACK and WHITE.
- A printable alphabet to be cut apart if needed, just in case you do not have plastic letters.
- An printable alphabet to keep letters organized. It helps to teach kids to place their letters on top of this sheet before they begin, when they are not using them. I call it an Alphabet Organizer.




It was interesting to watch the children puzzle through this activity!  Naturally, those who were weakest on alphabet recognition had more trouble than the others.  Again, doing this in small groups while I watched them try to figure it out was important for helping me know how to help them improve.  One important way to help those that struggle is to have an alphabet line within view, so that they can figure out the answers on their own.


4. Cookie Sheet Alphabet Matching Activity with Magnetic Letters

This activity is a fun, hands-on way to practice matching letters of the alphabet to the same letters printed in different fonts. It helps kids practice visual discrimination while they learn which small differences in fonts are important which are not! This set includes both upper and lowercase letters presented in alphabetical order and in random order, in color and in ink saving black and white.





File includes:
- A set with both lowercase and capital letters printed in different fonts in FULL COLOR and arranged in ALPHABETICAL ORDER. Kids will match their plastic letters to the letters printed on the workmats.
- A set with both lowercase and capital letters printed in different fonts in FULL COLOR, but arranged in RANDOM ORDER. Kids will match their plastic letters to the letters printed on the workmats.
- A set with both lowercase and capital letters printed in different fonts in ink saving BLACK and WHITE, and arranged in ALPHABETICAL ORDER. Kids will match their plastic letters to the letters printed on the workmats.
- A set with both lowercase and capital letters printed in different fonts in ink saving BLACK and WHITE, and arranged in RANDOM ORDER. Kids will match their plastic letters to the letters printed on the workmats.
- A printable alphabet to be cut apart if needed, just in case you do not have plastic letters.
- An printable alphabet to keep letters organized. It helps to teach kids to place their letters on top of this sheet before they begin, when they are not using them. I call it an Alphabet Organizer.





This is a FANTASTIC activity for the beginning of the year, when most children were just learning the alphabet.  I think it was super helpful for many children to see and notice the differences in fonts, and realize which little differences in each were important, and which were not.

Check out my blog post on this activity from last year for even more information!

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You can buy each of these activities separately on my TPT store for $3.75 a piece, OR buy all four as a bundle for $11! That saves you $4!!

We also have a cookie sheet activity for CVC words!!




They're a fun and easy way for kiddos to practice finding the beginning, middle, and ending sounds of CVC words, and then practice spelling the whole word. Check that out here!

- Heidi :)





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