Fun fingerboard letter game for preschool or kindergarten!
Learn letter recognition, letter case matching, letter sounds, and build fine motor skills with this fun, hands-on learning activity for preschoolers or kindergarteners! If your child likes fingerboards, Tech Decks, scooters, or skateboards then he or she will love this fingerboard letter activity. Your kid can do tricks while learning his or her letters and spending some Mommy-and-me time! This is also a great teacher resource for preschool or kindergarten classrooms!
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Tech Decks, fingerboards, scooters… if you know, you know.
I have a house full of ramps and fingerboards- including a zillion teeny-tiny screwdrivers, screws, and wheels for customizing little skateboards that my son drives all around the house with his fingers.
…and he asks me to play Tech Decks all the time- time which I spend attempting to change out tiny wheels with an eyeglass “screwdriver” and a lot of frustration!
SO I thought I would turn our little Tech Deck time into a learning activity (for my sanity!). Turns out, he LOVED it!
He didn’t think much about learning and instead, he had fun playing with Mommy and doing tricks to “park” his skateboards. I actually had fun too, and it’s always a blessing when I can share in something my kids love!
What you need:
- Labels (the small white dots I used are from Dollar Tree!)
- marker or pen
- Piece of cardboard
- Take a label and write each lower case letter you want to review. (one letter on each label)
- Stick one label (so one letter) on each fingerboard.
- On a piece of cardboard, draw lines to make separate “lanes” for each fingerboard.
- Write one upper case letter at the top of each lane. Letters should match the ones you wrote on the fingerboards.
- Have your child “park” each fingerboard in the matching case lane. For example, the fingerboard with the lowercase “a” should park in the lane labeled with the upper case “A”.
- For added fun, ask your child to have each fingerboard do a “trick,” such as a 360 or a bunny hop, before “parking” in each lane. Don’t forget to ask the letter sound too!
- Use the opposite side of the cardboard to add additional letters for more practice!
You can find a large pack of plastic fingerboards here.
This is a fun, hands-on way to practice letter recognition, letter case matching, letter sounds, and build fine motor skills! Make it your own by adding ramps to get to the lanes or obstacles in the parking spaces!
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