Hands-On Shark ABC Matching Printable

I think ABCs is something people are always looking for new ideas. And I know that sharks are a theme I get asked for more.

So this free shark fin ABC matching activity meets the needs of sharks and ABCs. You can work on your alphabet letters in so many different ways.

Plus this is a hand-on visual matching activity that is great for so many kids

This print is part of our fun Shark Week.

Free Hands-On Shark ABC Matching Printable - all 26 letters of the alphabet with shark fin uppercase and lowercase letters and sorting ocean themed mats - 3Dinosaurs.com

I love that this works so well with so many other ocean printables on the site.

Sharks are so much fun and I love that this is a shark fin activity. It is like the sharks are swimming at the top of the water and you can just see the fins.

This is sure to be fun for loads of kids to have fun matching the letters and pictures in different ways.

There are 26 ocean cards with pictures on them. The picture has the beginning sound that kids will be matching to. I recommend printing these on cardstock
and laminating them.

Free Hands-On Shark ABC Matching Printable - all 26 letters of the alphabet with shark fin uppercase and lowercase letters and sorting ocean themed mats - 3Dinosaurs.com

There are 52 ABC cards. You will find uppercase and lowercase letters for all 26 letters.

Free Hands-On Shark ABC Matching Printable - all 26 letters of the alphabet with shark fin uppercase and lowercase letters and sorting ocean themed mats - 3Dinosaurs.com

Things to use with the Shark ABC Matching Printables

There are the items we used the prepare and used with this printable.


Ways to use the Shark ABC Matching Printables

There are so many combinations that you can use these cards with! And I thought I would show you a few ways to use them.

You can start by setting up a matching area. I like to limit the number of cards when kids are first starting out. You can show you the three sorting mats and the letters that match them. You can see the mats with just the letters to match. I like to start off simple at first.

Free Hands-On Shark ABC Matching Printable - all 26 letters of the alphabet with shark fin uppercase and lowercase letters and sorting ocean themed mats - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can match the cards to the mat. You can do this in several ways. Just remember only do what you need. If you need both case use both cases of letters. But if you are only doing one case. Then just use that case of letters.

You can see an example of where you can just match the uppercase letters.

Free Hands-On Shark ABC Matching Printable - all 26 letters of the alphabet with shark fin uppercase and lowercase letters and sorting ocean themed mats - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then switch it up and do the lowercase letters only. You can be flexible in what you are working on.

Free Hands-On Shark ABC Matching Printable - all 26 letters of the alphabet with shark fin uppercase and lowercase letters and sorting ocean themed mats - 3Dinosaurs.com

After you are ready then match both cases of letters. You can see how we did uppercase on one side and lowercase on the other side.

Free Hands-On Shark ABC Matching Printable - all 26 letters of the alphabet with shark fin uppercase and lowercase letters and sorting ocean themed mats - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can also have fun just matching the ABC shark fins! You can turn the cards over and have them match the cases of the letters.

Free Hands-On Shark ABC Matching Printable - all 26 letters of the alphabet with shark fin uppercase and lowercase letters and sorting ocean themed mats - 3Dinosaurs.com

You could also make the same abc matching activity on rings. So that they can flip through the cards on the rings and match the letters.

Free Hands-On Shark ABC Matching Printable - all 26 letters of the alphabet with shark fin uppercase and lowercase letters and sorting ocean themed mats - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can also take that same set of cards on rings and use them with the mats. They move through the mats and then match the cards on the rings. It makes an easy learning center for kids.

Free Hands-On Shark ABC Matching Printable - all 26 letters of the alphabet with shark fin uppercase and lowercase letters and sorting ocean themed mats - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can also mix things up and pull out the lowercase lacing letters and uppercase lacing lettersand have them sort the letters to the right mats! You can see we did the different cases on side of the mats. Plus this is great for those hands-on learners.

Free Hands-On Shark ABC Matching Printable - all 26 letters of the alphabet with shark fin uppercase and lowercase letters and sorting ocean themed mats - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you are looking for something more to follow up on this shark fin ABC matching activity you can use the Shark ABC Letter Find. You have letters to trace and then find on the printable.


No-Prep Shark ABC Find

Uppercase and lowercase themed alphabet finds for kids to work on their letters. You can trace the letter then dot or color the shark fins.

Easy No-Prep Shark ABC Find - easy no-prep printables with a fun shark theme 52 pages with uppercase and lowercase $ - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in this printable:

  • All 26 letters of the alphabet in Uppercase and lowercase options
  • Tracing section for each letter
  • Several letters to dot on the shark fins
  • 52 pages of printables
  • Price: $3.50

If you want to check out a free sample of this you can go here to check out a sample of the page.

What you will find in the free Shark ABC Matching

  • Ocean themed sorting match with a picture for each letter of the alphabet
  • Shark fins with all 26 letters of the Alphabet in uppercase and lowercase
  • 15 pages of printables

Free Shark ABC Matching - all 26 letters of the alphabet with shark fin uppercase and lowercase letters and sorting ocean themed mats - 3Dinosaurs.com - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out these other Shark activities:

Shark Shape Matching Puzzles

Easy No-Prep Shark Shape Find

Mini Shark Pack For Tot, PreK & Kindergarten

Shark Water Bead Sensory Bin

Shark Fin CVC Words Break the Code


Be sure to check out all five printable from Shark Week!

5 Days of Chomping Fun with A Shark Week! - Fun with math, language and other printables with a shark theme - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out all the fun Ocean & Beach Activities & Printables on 3 Dinosaurs.

Ocean & Beach Activities & printables for kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

Free Hands-On Shark ABC Matching Printable - all 26 letters of the alphabet with shark fin uppercase and lowercase letters and sorting ocean themed mats - 3Dinosaurs.com

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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