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Matching Letter Game - A DIY Puzzle Made with Recycled Materials

Matching Letter Game – A DIY Puzzle Made with Recycled Materials

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This DIY puzzle is an easy-to-make matching letter game! It’s a fun way to use recycled materials for playful learning!

A Matching Letter Game You Can Make!

This DIY puzzle is made up of items you likely already have, but are either tossing away or recycling! 

It so amazing to be able to make a playful learning resource out of these materials. It’s a great way to save money and you may just find that your kiddos prefer playing with the bottle cap “pieces” and egg carton “board” over a fancy puzzle anyway!

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Watch to See This Game in Action!

In this video, you’ll see my kiddo enjoying this DIY matching letter game. Since he was still working on uppercase letter identification, both the letters on the caps and the letters in the egg carton were both uppercase. However, you could use this same exact set up for uppercase and lowercase matching once your kiddo is ready for it!

You could also create a DIY uppercase and lowercase puzzle out of cardboard like we did with our DIY Alphabet Matching Puzzle!

Watch to See This Game in Action!

In this video, you’ll see my kiddo enjoying this DIY matching letter game. Since he was still working on uppercase letter identification, both the letters on the caps and the letters in the egg carton were uppercase. However, you could use this same exact set up for uppercase and lowercase matching once your kiddo is ready for it!

You could also create a DIY uppercase and lowercase puzzle out of cardboard like we did with our DIY Alphabet Matching Puzzle!

matching letter game using recycled egg carton bottle cap diy alphabet puzzle

Tips for Setting Up This Activity

Save your bottle caps! Since you’ll need quite a few for this activity, it may take some time to save these up! I washed them clean and placed them in a sealed container until I had enough for the game!

How to Sanitize Egg Cartons. Before you use egg cartons for arts, crafts, and playful learning be sure to sanitize them! Cardboard egg cartons can be sanitized by heating it in an oven set to 170F for 20 minutes.

Don’t Have Stickers? If you don’t have stickers, no problem! Just write the letters with a permanent marker on top of the bottle caps!

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Stick alphabet letters on top of bottle caps, or simply use a permanent marker to write a letter.

Step 2

On one of the egg cartons, tape an extra 4 egg containers so that there are enough spaces for each letter in the alphabet. 

Step 3

Write the letters of the alphabet at the bottom of each of the egg carton holders.

Step 4

Have kids match the letter on the bottle cap to the letter written in the egg carton.

Step 1

Stick alphabet letters on top of bottle caps, or simply use a permanent marker to write a letter.

Step 2

On one of the egg cartons, tape an extra 4 egg containers so that there are enough spaces for each letter in the alphabet.

Step 3

Write the letters of the alphabet at the bottom of each of the egg carton holders.

Step 4

Have kids match the letter on the bottle cap to the letter written in the egg carton.

More Matching Letter Games!

I know that grown ups get busy, and it may be hard to find the time to make DIY learning games like this.

That’s why we made a printable version of a letter recognition activity! And it’s totally FREE! This is all about picking the apples from the tree, and then matching them to their lowercase version in the basket.

If you are looking for more printable activities related to the alphabet, be sure to check out our Alphabet Tracing Cards, Alphabet Flash Cards, and our Alphabet Matching Puzzle as well.

And don’t miss our full comprehensive list of alphabet learning activities!

More Matching Letter Games!

I know that grown ups get busy, and it may be hard to find the time to make DIY learning games like this.

That’s why we made a printable version of a letter recognition activity! And it’s totally FREE! This is all about picking the apples from the tree, and then matching them to their lowercase version in the basket.

If you are looking for more printable activities related to the alphabet, be sure to check out our Alphabet Tracing Cards, Alphabet Flash Cards, and our Alphabet Matching Puzzle as well.

And don’t miss our full comprehensive list of alphabet learning activities!

More Ways to Match the Alphabet!

Here are some top picks for puzzles that are all about matching letters!

Wooden Uppercase and Lowercase Matching Puzzle

This beautifully crafted interlocking wooden puzzle is a great way to explore uppercase and lowercase letters. 

ABC Picture Puzzles

This picture puzzle not only encourages letter recognition, but can be used for word creation, color recognition, memory, and fine motor skills!

Alphabet Popsicle Match

This hands on alphabet recognition game is a fun way to match uppercase and lowercase letters!

 

Alphabet Worm Puzzle

This fun puzzle is shaped like a worm. By including both lowercase and uppercase letters, this is a fun way for kids to be able to match the alphabet!

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