Here’s a quick, easy and fun ABC game that you can make for an independent alphabet center, which will help reinforce upper and lowercase letter recognition.
Simply run off the uppercase letter apple templates on red, yellow and light green construction paper; add a bit of color, laminate and trim. ( I used these three colors, because my Y5’s are learning that apples come in 3 colors, and so that students can also sequence the apple cards and see the ABC color pattern.)
So that students can insert the matching lowercase worms, use an Exacto knife to cut a slit to the right of each letter,
As with the apples, run the lowercase letter worms off on (green) construction paper; add a bit of color, laminate and trim. Students insert the lowercase worm into its matching uppercase apple.
Keep the apples and worms separate, in small Ziplock Baggies, and then put both Baggies in one larger one. Place in your alphabet center.
To make this self-correcting, write the lowercase letter on the back of the apple, or the uppercase letter on the back of the worm.
I’ve included a certificate of praise that you can give to students when they have successfully completed the center. They can color and take it home to share with their family.
Make a few extra copies of the game to send home with struggling children, to be returned when they have mastered the standard.