Activity for ages 4 to 6.
This Fire Hydrant ABC Coverall activity is a great activity to go along with Fire Prevention Week in October or a community helper unit any time! Pull on your fire gear and get ready for some seriously fun uppercase and lowercase alphabet letter recognition.
To prepare the activity, I printed the Fire Hydrant ABC Coverall board and upper and lowercase letter cards (below) on white card stock to give them extra durability.
I used my paper cutter to cut out the alphabet letter cards.
Then I grabbed a stash of black unifix cubes to co cover the fire hydrants. (You could have your students use any type of manipulative: glass gems, coins, LEGOS…)
Fire Hydrant ABC Coverall
The coverall was perfect to introduce with small reading groups and then practice independently later at a literacy center.
The directions were simple.
Students started by picking a firefighter letter card. They said the letter name on the card and then covered the matching fire hydrant letter on the coverall board using a unifix cube.
Students continued taking turns picking a letter card and covering the matching letter until all of the letters on the board were covered.
In the picture below, students matched uppercase letter cards to the uppercase letters on the coverall board and lowercase letter cards to lowercase letters on the coverall board. It was a simple way to add some challenge for those kids who were ready for it.
Students could also use uppercase letter cards with the lowercase letter coverall board or lowercase letter cards with the uppercase letter coverall board to work on both uppercase and lowercase letter recognition at the same time.
Also included in the download (found below) are Fire Hydrant ABC Coverall boards with the letters not in alphabetical order on the board. This option is a great way to stretch the activity for some learners too.
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