We were getting ready for our Back to School theme, and having fun with this alphabet matching with play dough activity from Rowdy Rascals. So this idea of doing the letter matching activity with play dough in a lunchbox popped up!
Most children start to learn to recognise the alphabet between 3-4 years old, so that's a great time to start teaching the alphabet and letter sounds.
Setting up the letter matching with play dough
Spread the play dough in the biggest compartment. Stamp each letter on the play dough.
Putting all 26 letters in the space is quite a squeeze. If you like to include all 26 letters like ours, plan ahead first! Put all 26 letters on the playdough without pressing down. Once the positions are good, then press down on the letter beads and place the letter beads in the other 2 compartments. Your letter matching with play dough activity is ready!
Invite your child to pick up a letter bead and match it to the letter on the play dough.
Variation to this activity
You might like to do lesser letters for toddlers. Or stamp only the letters in your child's name.
A Lunchbox Activity to Go
This is a great activity for on the go! Bring it to the car, or the restaurant! Clean up is so easy with this letter matching with play dough activity - everything goes into the lunchbox. My son is particularly amused to see not food, but a learning activity in it!
I have a feeling you are going to see more lunchbox activities here! Stay tuned!
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More Letter Matching Activities
Looking for more letter matching activities? I've got you!
Try this Feed the Monster Letter Matching Activity and a low-prep Apple and Caterpillar Letter Matching Printable. If your child is a lover of Duplo building blocks, then be sure to try my fun Duplo Letter Matching!
If your child is getting familiar with the letters of the alphabet and ready for more, then you must these multi-sensory letter formation activities.
That's all for now! Don't forget to pin this activity to your favourite kids activity board!