Koala Alphabet & Shape Matching

This fun Koala themed preschool matching activity set is great to add to your "around the world" theme, animal theme or Australia theme. Kids will love matching "eucalyptus leaf" letter and shape cards to each koala found on the mat.


FREE Koala bear themed Alphabet and shape matching for preschool and kindergarten. Kids will love to match uppercase and lowercase letters as well as shape words to shapes. Perfect for an animal theme or Australia unit.
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To prepare:
Print as many sets as you need for the number of students in your class. If you are using these in a center, it’s a great idea if you have an extra set just in case you want another group to get started on the cards. There are 32 ‘koala cards’ and 36 matching ‘eucalyptus leaf’ cards.

Preschool Shapes & Alphabet Matching Activity Set


This free printable koala themed activity comes with colorful ‘eucalyptus’ letter and shape cards to encourage kids to ‘feed the koalas’ by matching their upper and lowercase letters and shapes. Preschool students will practice alphabet upper and lowercase matching skills, identifying letters, identifying shapes, and reading shape words. I would guide the kids by showing them a guide on identifying the letter or word shown on the koala and then find the matching letter or shape picture.

After you’ve printed, laminated and cut the cards. The kids can either work on each ‘koala card’ at a time (I find ELLs love this simplicity) or you could print 6 on 1 page and use it as a mat. This also saves you prep time. Kids love and usually respond really well to themed literacy activities and this one has a great Australian theme. I use these cards with my ESL students too. To help simplify this activity further with my ELLs, I usually write the shape word and draw the corresponding shape next to it on the whiteboard.



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Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.



For another Australian marsupial animal activity, see our Kangaroo and Joey matching pack:


Totschooling

Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a kindergartner, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.

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