Alphabet Mystery Puzzles – 74 Letter Recognition and Beginning Sounds Puzzles



This bundle of alphabet mystery puzzles is the perfect literacy center to help students gain confidence with letter recognition and beginning sounds. Featuring 74 alphabet picture puzzles in total, students will love this fun, hands-on, low-prep activity where they put their phonics skills to use to reveal a hidden picture. Whatโ€™s more, the puzzles are self-checking so students can correct their own work making them perfect for independent literacy centers. Each puzzle set includes several levels of difficulty providing differentiation opportunities to cater for students of all levels.

The literacy skills in focus with this set of alphabet mystery puzzles are:

– Lowercase matching: 14 Mats

– Uppercase matching: 14 Mats

– Lowercase to uppercase matching: 8 Mats

– Uppercase to lowercase matching: 8 Mats

– Beginning Sounds Mats (Uppercase and Lowercase): 15 Mats x 2 = 30 Mats

What are puzzle mats?

Puzzle Mats are just that – a puzzle! Students build a puzzle by placing the matching puzzle piece on top of the matching letter or picture. The goal for this activity is to identify the correct letter or picture match to reveal the mystery puzzle picture.

How are puzzle mats best utilized?

Puzzle mats work are suited for use in a wide range of setting including, but not limited to:

-Word Work Stations

-Morning Work

-Early Finishers



-Home Connection


Here’s what my happy customers are saying about this resource:

โ€œMy students love this!ย  It’s so wonderful to see students having fun while they are learning! Thank you for creating this resource!โ€

โ€œI love your mystery puzzles! They’re very thorough and easy to assemble. Thanks so much :)โ€

Looking for other math mystery puzzles?

Check out these Number Sense Hidden Picture Puzzles

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