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They say that April showers bring May flowers. Well, it’s still a bit too early for the flowers, but the showers have certainly started and we’re using them to practice differentiating between upper and lowercase letters in this printable spring alphabet sort.
When the kindergartner first started learning how to read, the preschooler decided that she too needed to learn.
She, of course, started making an alphabet book of her a few months ago, but now that she has had a bit of an introduction to both upper and lowercase letters, we’ve started adding a few extra activities to help her practice differentiating between the two.
April Showers Alphabet Sort
Since the arrival of Spring always seems to include quite a bit of rain, we decided to make sure that we incorporated that into one of our activities.
This simple April showers alphabet sort activity makes practicing upper and lowercase letters both fun and easy and yet, you won’t have to worry about getting wet!
This free preschool printable includes 2 sorting umbrellas, one for uppercase letters and a second for lowercase as well as 52 letter raindrops, with all 26 letters included in both upper and lowercase form.
We cut them out and laminated both the umbrellas and the raindrops so that they would stand up to the preschooler and found 2 small plastic bins that we could use to catch our raindrops.
To get started, attach each of the umbrellas to their own small bin and have your preschooler or kindergartner work their way through the alphabet, sorting the uppercase letters from the lowercase.
For younger children or those who are just starting to differentiate, start by giving them letter pairs and have them decide which letter fits into which bin. For older children or those that are simply needing a bit more practice, mix the various letter raindrops together and have them sort through them on their own.