Monday, January 2, 2017


Snowflake Swat! Letter Learning FREE Printable AND 6 ways to play!

Snowflake Swat is a fun snow themed letter learning game for preschoolers and kindergarteners that can easily be adapted for older kids too!

Here in Houston the only snow we have this year is what we make...or print! So, I made these letter snowflakes to practice identifying letters and sounds...inside a fun winter theme to go with this week's Virtual Book Club book: The Snowy Day.

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Anyway, this game is so fun my older kids wanted in on it too, and luckily, it is super easy to adapt to all ages. For our preschoolers, we spread the letter snowflakes around and I called out a letter or sound. The kids used a flyswatter (don't's only for school time!) to swat the snowflake with the correct letter...and they loved it!

We also used it to work on spelling names.

 For my older kids, we swatted sight words, spelling words, word families, and last letter sounds. (The letter snowflakes are a free printable you can get below, and I left four of the snowflakes blank so you can fill in anything you want!)  If you don't have a flyswatter you can use any stick or paddle...or try one of the variations below!

Snowflake Theme Letter Learning Preschool Activities:

1- Swat the letter I say with a flyswatter.

2- Swat the letter of the sound I say with a flyswatter.

3- Roll a "snowball" (or cotton ball or wadded paper) and say the letter it lands on.

4- Roll a "snowball" (or cotton ball or wadded paper) and make the sound of the letter it lands on.

5- Cover the letter I say with a plastic cup.

6- Cover the letter of the sound I say with a plastic cup.

7- Spell your name with snowflakes.

8- Swat the letters in your name as you say them.

Do you love snow activities too? Why not check out our collection of Snow Themed Preschool Activities? I bet you'll love them!

And for more preschool winter themed ideas and resources, hop over to my collection of January and February Preschool Themes!

This week the Virtual Book Club is doing Winter activities to go with The Snowy Day!

Be sure to check out all the fun winter themed preschool activities from cohosts:

Snowflake Swat Letter Learning Game - Preschool Powol Packets
Snowy Day Inspired Alphabet Writing Tray by School Time Snippets
Snow Tea Party- Teach Beside Me
Melting Snowballs Estimations from My Storytime Corner
Why we salt the roads Science Investigation from Rainy Day Mum

Have you seen HEEP? It is a preschool homeschool curriculum! Learn more here!

Happy Educating,

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teach prek said...

Oh my gosh! This is the cutest and most engaging alphabet activities I've seen in a long time! I am going to use this in my class this week! Thank you so much for sharing...I love your blog!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Oh, Diane! (I hope that's who you are...sorry if I get your name wrong!) That is the sweetest comment I've seen in ages! Thank you!! I'm so glad you can use them!!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome. Any chance of getting it with uppercase letters too?

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the snowflake letters! Any chance of getting this with uppercase letters too?

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful! Do you have this activity with upper case letters?

Jennifer Speer said...

I agree with the comment about the uppercase letters. Do you have an uppercase one? Thank you for sharing!!!