Catching Tadpoles Alphabet Sorting

A perfect accessory to our Counting Tadpoles activity, kids will love this alphabet sorting activity with a tadpole theme! You can also create a sensory experience by placing the tadpole cards into a sensory bin with some coloured rice. Students will look for the tadpole alphabet cards, identify the letter and then place the tadpole into the matching jar.

FREE printable ABC sorting and matching activity perfect for preschool and kindergarten kids. Can be used for a science unit learning about tadpoles, or simply for a fun alphabet practice.

To prepare:

Print and laminate all the cards. You should laminate both the jar cards as well as the tadpole alphabet cards. Cut up the tadpole cards and place them in a sensory bin with colored rice or other dry material that mimics "water".

Catching Tadpoles – Alphabet Sort

These mats are so much fun for preschoolers and kindergarten kids alike. You could totally differentiate these alphabet mats depending on the level of the students in your group. The kids will identify the letters on the jars, then pick one ‘tadpole alphabet card’ out randomly. They will identify the letter name and then look for the matching jar. You could also choose to work on a set of four letters at a time or on the whole set depending on the level in your group.

I’ve also included a set of black and white options which you could choose to use as a booklet as your kids cut and paste these into the jar. Print two pages on one to create mini take-home booklets.

You could also choose the letters you are working on and focus on a particular set rather than the whole set at once. The kids will love doing this! If you would like these mats larger, print the mats on A3 poster paper.

This post was contributed by:

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.

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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.