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This awesome preschool alphabet activity teaches letter recognition. The activity is inspired by the Mom Explores Book Club selection, “Little Owls Night” by Divya Srinivasan. In this whimsically illustrated book, little owl encounters all sorts of creatures on his night time adventures. The cutest little guy, in my humble opinion, is the raccoon fishing for dinner. So of course, he became my muse!
Feed-the-animal activities are always so much fun because, for whatever reason, kids LOVE animals. In kid land, animals make everything better. You know, like bacon does for adults. If you are looking for more feed-the-animal activities, be sure to check out this awesome Feed The Bear Alphabet Activity from Mom Inspired Life. Stay At Home Educator also has a Don’t Feed The Raccoon activity for number practice that is sure to crowd pleaser!
How To Assemble The Feed The Raccoon Alphabet Activity:
- raccoon printable (located at the bottom of the page)
- computer paper or cardstock
- 2 popsicle sticks or straws
- small plastic container of any kind (I recycled a lunch meat container)
- wide tape of any kind (masking, duct, painters etc.)
Cut out all of the pieces on the printable. Then, fold the raccoon face just under the mouth and cut a small slit.
When finished, test the size to be sure that the fish will fit through.
Next, tape the Popsicle stick to the back of the raccoon. Then tape the bottom of the sticks to the inside of the plastic container. Like this:
Now, you are ready to play! Mix all of the fish, face up or face down, and take turns choosing 1. Have your kids read the letter on each fish they choose. If they read the letter correctly, they get to feed it to the raccoon. If they do not read the letter correctly, add it back to the pile, so they can try again later. Happy learning! (More activities for “Little Owl’s Night” below).
Click the links below for more awesome activities from “Little Owl’s Night”:
Baby Owl Easter Eggs, by Ali at Mom Explores Southwest Florida
Family Tree, by Gina at Mom Explores Orlando
Nocturnal vs. Diurnal Animal Activity, by Kim at Mom Explores Virginia Beach
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