We absolutely love using the American Sign Language alphabet in our homeschool and after school activities. As we make more of them, I am excited to share them with you as well. We have started incorporating more themes into our afterschooling program and have adapted many activities for my autistic daughter to help her with literacy, handwriting, and basic math. This latest activity features a self-correcting Easter Egg American Sign Language Printable puzzle. I tested this out with both of my daughters and they both seemed to enjoy the activity.
How to Use Printable Easter Egg Alphabet Puzzles
You can use these as you would any alphabet activity. After printing them out and laminating, we like to store ours in plastic bags or plastic pencil cases with labels.
I would then lay them out on the table for my daughters.
With my autistic daughter, we also drilled through the alphabet as she found each match.
So our teaching flow would look like this:
- Find the uppercase letter
- Find the ASL equivalent
- Make the sign
- Put the completed puzzle to the side
We also used a dry erase marker for her to trace over the letters.
How to Adapt Printable Easter Egg Alphabet Puzzles
For children who are just starting with the alphabet, I would recommend that you not use the ASL option right away. You can use the Uppercase to Lowercase puzzles and then add-on from there. However, you can try with a few of the puzzle options.
These puzzles are self-correcting to reduce frustration for children.
And for children who are able to use scissors, you also get some fine motor work in if you involve them in the assembly process.
We plan on creating more of these fine motor worksheets and if you haven’t already, be sure to grab you free prewriting Easter sheets.