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Building Letter Knowledge: Apple Tree Letter Match

The family reading corner at our branch continues to evolve. A few months ago we added a large flannel board. We have provided a variety of loose felt shapes and letters for the children to use. Going into the Fall/Back to School season I wanted to try something different.

Inspired by Miss Kindergarten’s File Folder Alphabet Matching Activity I created a large felt tree with 26 attached apples marked with uppercase letters. The tree and a sign defining Letter Knowledge with instructions for the activity are stapled to the board.

26 apple shapes with the lowercase letters are housed in a basket underneath the board for the children to match onto the tree. I am thrilled with how this turned out and am already thinking about additional activities to put up on the board.

Now onto the giant bulletin board…