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X's and O's

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Try this early letter recognition game with your child. Can he spot the matching letters?


  • Paper
  • Pen, marker, or crayons


  1. Print one letter at the top and center of a sheet of paper.
  2. Below this, write many letters of the alphabet in no particular pattern, spreading them over the sheet of paper.
  3. Have your child circle the letters that match the one printed at the top. Have her place an "X" over the ones that do not match.
  4. For a variation, use pictures cut from old magazines and have your child identify the pictures that begin with the letter you have written.