We have this same box of Duplo blocks forever.
Zachary got his first box of Duplo when he was 1 year old. He’s almost 6 now. They are still one of the most played toys in my house.
My children love building everything with them.
And their mom, yep that’s me, loves finding fun ways to repurpose them in our learning activities!
Setting up this easy Duplo Letter Matching activity
I made these hearts cutouts using a heart squeeze punch and red cardstock paper. Cut the hearts in halves and attach each half on each Duplo block. I used glue dots as they keep the hearts on the blocks well but do not leave a sticky stain when I remove them.
Why use blocks?
Because children love them!
The blocks provide something tangible for the children to hold, play with and put together eventually. That’s a great fine motor grip exercise for children too.
There are SO many ways to adapt this activity to suit the learning needs of your child!
For young preschoolers, try shape matching, all uppercase/lowercase letter matching, numbers matching.
TIP: Keep letters to around 8 to 10 for young children. Finding letter matches among 26×2 blocks can be too overwhelming!
For the older preschoolers or kindergarteners, try addition problems to answers matching, sight words matching, CVC words, numbers to dots matching.
Make your Duplo worth every buck with more hands-on Duplo learning activities. Though the Duplo is our favorite, other brands of blocks will work too!
Don’t forget to pin this activity for later!