The Find the Letter Forest Themed Digital Activity is a fun way to practice letters in an engaging format! Your child will want to play with the Google Slides over and over again! Yippee! Repetition is key to mastering letter skills! And, in kindergarten, letter recognition is assessed many times throughout the school year!
Research has shown that a beginner readers’ letter recognition knowledge is a strong predictor for later reading success.
So, what does that mean?
If you want a strong reader, you will need to present your child with many alphabet games and alphabet activities to strengthen letter skills. Preschoolers and Kindergartners need loads of letter recognition activities. You will want to include teaching letter recognition in your lesson plans.
These forest themed Google Slides are a great find the letter game for preschoolers and kindergartners. They can sing the abc song to help identify the letter on each slide.
Your learner will use the mouse to move the mushrooms onto the slide to cover the designated letter. Use these slides to teach letters. Once a letter is taught, your child can then complete the letter matching activity. It is a really engaging way to master letters identification.
Why is letter recognition important for my young learner?
Research has been conducted demonstrating that there is a strong correlation between the ability to identify letters and decoding skills later in life.
What exactly does that mean?
Children who have a stronger grasp of letter identification can become better readers.
We want to make sure that students have a strong grasp of letter names and that they can name them fluently and quickly. Finding the hidden letters in the grid on these google slides is another abc game that can be used to help with this skill.
Children not only need to accurately name letters, but they also have to demonstrate automaticity. Automaticity, being accurate and fast, contributes to later reading success. So, again, the more they practice, the more they will succeed!
Add these Google Slides to your teaching supplies so that your learner gets more exposure to letters!
How do I use these Find the Letter Google Slides?
- Make a copy of the Google Slide Deck.
- I like to rename the Google Slide Deck so that it is easier to find it within all of my other learning activities.
- Click on a slide. Have your child NAME THAT LETTER. Then, your child can move the mouse to click on a mushroom at the bottom and maneuver it to cover the appropriate letter in the grid.
- You can do a quick check of your child’s work by scanning the grid. But, you may want them to remove each mushroom before continuing onto the next slide just to check for accuracy.
- Once all the letters are found, just click onto the next slide.
PLEASE NOTE: This download included Google Slides and Seesaw formats. For ease of reading, this post only mentions Google Slides.
How can I differentiate this activity?
If your child is just beginning to identify letters, sing the ABC song to figure out what letter is next.
Take turns finding the letters. Make sure to name the letter each time you move a mushroom to cover the letter.
Write the letter on a small post it or card. Let your child hold the card up to the screen and compare it to the letters on the grid. This can help them better visually discriminate the letter.
Once your child is able to find the letters accurately and quickly, encourage your child to name the letter sound as they find each letter.
Print out the cards and mix up the order. Have your child identify and find the letters when it is not in alphabetical order. They will need to learn the letters out of order as well as in alphabetical order.
Once a slide is completed, talk about words that start with that letter.
For another fun activity, go on a scavenger hunt to find things that start with that letter on each slide.
Have your child practice writing the letter on a piece of paper.
Introduce the lowercase letter partner so that they can master both uppercase and lowercase letters.