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Clip cards are one of my favorite quick and easy lessons. They’re so helpful for alphabet and number practice. You can do a couple at a time or the whole set. Do specific cards for theme lessons, like just the letters of your kiddos name for an “About Me” theme, or turn it into a minute-to-win-it game.
If you’re unfamiliar with clip cards, they’re basically a matching game. The largest square gets matched to the corresponding small square using either a color chip, clothes pin, or even mini erasers (we found some really cute ones at Target that Squeaks loves to use for counting and clip cards).
I’ve found quite a few sets of clip cards on Pinterest, but thought I’d try my hand at creating my own with themes and designs that I knew would be fun and helpful to Squeaks. So to my faithful PicMonkey I went and created I did!
The alphabet cards-
I wanted to keep theses simple and distraction free. The cards are large for easy reading and of course I laminated them. I have a deep personal relationship with my laminator so if it’s paper and homeschool related, it gets laminated. I also included examples of the vowel sounds, so each of the vowels has two example words. The font is clear and easy to read and the picture examples make sense, no weird examples. Sometimes I don’t know where people get some of the examples for alphabet activities. Like, what preschooler knows what a Yak is? I barely know.
The number cards-
Again I wanted these to be simple and distraction free. Squeaks is very in to animals lately so I went with an ocean animal theme for numbers 1-10. And tell me those little turtles aren’t adorable! The bugs for numbers 11-20 are super cute too and I know she’s going to love the bees. Her whole second birthday party was bee themed! I also included little sequence reminders on each card to show the numbers that come before and after the card number.