Use this free editable template to create custom and fun literacy activities for your kids. Teach letter recognition, phonemic awareness, sight words, rhyming, word families, etc….
Here are some ideas for fun literacy activities using my editable handprint cards. When you download the cards, you will be able to customize them with your own text so that you can tailor activities to meet your needs.
Download Your Free Template
To customize your activity, you will first need to download the hand card template. To get your document, click on the link below:
Add Text to Customize Your Literacy Activity
When you open the document you will see a page with 3 left hands and a page with 3 right hands. In the middle of each hand you will see a blue rectangle. Click on each blue rectangle and you can add your own text. You can make an alphabet activity, a sight word activity, a name activity, a rhyming activity….whatever you like. Having troubles with the document, you can try these troubleshooting tips.
Print, Laminate, and Cut
After adding your custom text, it’s time to print the document. Don’t worry… the blue rectangles will not be on the document when you print. Laminate the pages if you wish and cut them out on the dotted lines.
Literacy Activity Ideas
Here are just a few literacy activities that you can create with the hand cards:
Matching Games – Create a coordinating left and right hand pair and ask kids to find the match. Kids can match
- Uppercase to lowercase letters
- uppercase to uppercase letters
- lowercase to lowercase letters
- sight words
- words that start with the same letter
- word families
- rhyming words
- names (first name to first name or first name to last name)
High Five Games – Attach prepared hand cards to a wall or a door so that kids can give a “high five” to a card. As they “high five”, kids can:
- name the letter on the card
- make the sound associated with the letter
- say the name on the card
- say the word on the card
Kids can also “high five” cards that:
- have words that start or end with a particular letter
- contain letters in their name
- have letters that are tall, have holes, have slanted lines, have tails, have dots, etc.
Interested in more hands-on learning activities? Check out the following resources in my store: