Are you looking for a quick and simple letter recognition activity which also could be an assessment? I was searching for a simple activity to do with sheep for Chinese New Year which was also educational. I came across a great Sheep printable from Making Learning Fun. Originally it was for math, but with the sheep being blank I thought an alphabet activity would be great.
Print the Sheep Math Mat from Making Learning fun. Then grab a pen and some letter stickers. We own a huge pack of the gold letter stickers that you can easily find in the office supply section at any store. Write the letters randomly on the sheep. You will have one extra!
Show your child the sheep and say something like, “All these sheep don’t have name tags. Can you help them find they names with these tags?” Show the child the letter sticker sheets and get ready to be amazed. My 4 1/2 year knows all of his letters so this activity was easy but he doesn’t use stickers often so it was still fun and new.
My 1 1/2 year old had to do what big brother was doing. I gave him a sheet of blank sheep and the random leftover stickers. He spend a long time pealing the stickers and placing them on his paper. Then he began to take the stickers off. This is great for fine-motor skills and working the pincer grasp.
This post is part of a Chinese New Year hop with other kid activity bloggers through KBN. Tons of very talented ladies have worked hard to bring you all sorts of activities to share with your little or big learner. Click on the image below to visit all of the other wonderful ideas or on each title:
Chinese New Year Fortune God Mask from Witty Hoots
Chinese Lantern Sun Catchers from The Gingerbread House
TP Roll Chinese Lanterns from In the Playroom
Thumbprint Chinese Zodiac Craft for Kids from Fun Handprint Art
Cheese Chinese Lanterns from Danya Banya
Wool Painted Fans from Crafts on Sea
Sheep Stick Puppets from Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Felt Shape Sheep from Mama Smiles
Chinese (non firework) Firecrackers from Peakle Pie
Chinese New Year Card from Creative World of Varya
Chinese Dragon from Messy Little Monster
Paper Plate Chinese Dragon from Kiddy Charts
Dragon Painting for Preschoolers from Learning and Exploring Through Play
Bubble Wrap Sheep Craft from Multicraftingmummy
Chinese Dragon Dance from Study at Home Mamma
Chinese Zodiac Animals in Lego from Planet Smarty Pants