Whether you’re planning a zoo unit or need a fun way to work on recognizing the alphabet and beginning sounds, these playful, hands-on and engaging alphabet puzzles are sure to do the trick. Your preschoolers and kindergarteners are sure to have a blast learning with these Animal Alphabet Puzzles.
Grab your set below and then head over and continue the learning with this fun set of Alphabet Mystery Puzzles. which has tons of fun alphabet recognition activities and beginning sounds activities.
These puzzles are especially fun because it uses real photos of animals, which your kiddos which LOVE! Grab this printable and have fun! Simply download, print and laminate to prep the puzzles and you are ready to go.
Animal Alphabet Puzzles – Free Printable
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Animals Alphabet Puzzles
I am an animal lover and I love animal photos. That’s why when I was putting together this printable, I was determined to use photos rather than clipart. Photos convey such a realistic feel that it makes everything so much more pleasing. I hope you and your little learners enjoy the photos.
Materials for Preparation:
- Laminator (highly recommended)
- Laminating sheets
Print the pages in color, laminate for durability. Then cut apart the puzzles along the black line to create the puzzle pieces. To keep all the pieces together secure them using a paperclip or binder clip. The pieces can be stored in a zip lock bag or in a small container or just as is with the binder clip.
Using the Animals Alphabet Puzzles Printable:
This printable will allow little learners to practice their alphabet recognition, matching as well as practicing their beginning sounds. There are a total of 26 animals and puzzles; one for each letter of the alphabet.
Present the puzzle pieces one at a time to your learner if they are just beginning this. Make sure you do not overwhelm the learner by presenting a lot of information all at once.
Start with the puzzle pieces for A. The learner will pick up the puzzle piece with ‘A’. They will sound out the letter. They will then take the matching lowercase letter ‘a’, and sound that out too. They will then take the last puzzle piece containing the animal ‘anteater’. They can say the word out loud or you can help them identify the animal. In this way, they slide the puzzle pieces in place one after another completing the puzzle.
They will continue working through the other puzzle sets until they complete or tire of the puzzles. Do keep in mind that they are 26 puzzles and for a new learner this is likely too much to work through so only do 2 to 3 puzzles at one time. As learners become more familiar with their alphabet recognition and beginning sounds they can work on more puzzles at one time!
To make this activity even more challenging mix up the puzzle pieces of different alphabet letters and the learner will have to find each piece of the puzzle from the pile and join the pieces together to make the puzzle. Again, do not overwhelm the learners by putting in a lot of pieces, keep things simple and increase the difficulty over time.
Enjoy and have fun learning!
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