For our Superhero Unit, we did an activity called The Flash where our preschoolers ran to letters that were hanging around the room and put a sticker on each letter as it was called out. This was a big hit, so we are going to do something similar for this activity. We are working on letter identification and movement with a body themed twist. We want our preschool activities that keep them moving and running around so they’re burning off energy and using their brain.

This is perfect for those kinesthetic learners and for your preschooler who is not ready to sit down for learning. By the way, totally normal and totally developmentally appropriate.

This preschool activity works on the letter identification and movement.

Print and cut out our letter identification run and touch template.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Can identify all capital letters and some sounds

Gross Motor Skills

  • Use locomotor skills with balance in a variety of directions
  • Use locomotor skills with coordination in a variety of directions
  • Utilize spatial awareness during physical activity

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Can identify all capital letters and most sounds
  • Can identify all lowercase letters and some sounds

Gross Motor Skills

  • Use locomotor skills with balance in a variety of directions and changing directions during active play
  • Use locomotor skills with coordination in a variety of directions and changing directions during active play
  • Utilize spatial awareness in active play

Required Materials

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Letter Run and Touch Template - Explorers

Letter Run and Touch Template - Creators

*Tape

*Scissors

Step #1

Print and cut out our letter identification run and touch template.

Step #2

Tape each letter on the walls around the room.

Step #3

Invite your preschooler to run and touch each letter when you call it out, and then touch the corresponding body part that’s on that letter card.

For example, when you call out the J, your preschooler will go run to the J, see that there is a picture of eyes on the J, and touch the eyes on their body.

Step #4

Keep doing this until your preschooler has touched all of the letters on the wall or until they are all tuckered out.

Teacher Tip

I have included both capital and lowercase letters on these templates so your little one can start associating capital and lowercase letters together.

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