A-Z Review Clothespin Match Up

I’ve seen this idea on paper plates before and decided to make it for my preschool A-Z Review games.

A-Z Clothespin MatchUp: Write uppercase or lowercase letters on the ends of mini-clothespins (I got mine from the craft section of Wal-mart), then clip them on to the appropriate spots on the game disks! This is a fun game, and my daughter loves the little clothespins so it was a wonderful addition to our review games.



Clothespin Number Match: Write numbers 1-10 on mini-clothespins and match them up to the dots on the number disks.



As of 5/24/10 both of these games have also been added to my Letter of the Week curriculum downloads!

If you missed the review games click below to see them!


  1. Clever!

  2. That's cool! Karen

  3. Love it!

  4. This is wonderful. As always thanks for sharing all your fabulous ideas!

  5. Just in time! I'll be sure to post links directly to this post on my yahoo group and blog to send traffic your way! I'm sure so many are looking for this !

  6. Those are great!! Very fun! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love it! We do a lot with clothespin, but I love the circle idea!

  8. What an awesome idea! My 3.5 year old has learned all his letter sounds and I think this would be a great review for him! I know he'll enjoy using the clothespins, as well. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful creations.

  9. Love this thank you

  10. what a great idea!!

  11. That is a brillaint idea!

  12. Love this! As always you have such wonderful ideas and thank you for being so generous with them!

  13. I was just introduced to your blog! I love it! Thanks for sharing and God Bless!

  14. I was just introduced to your blog! I love it! Thanks for sharing and God Bless!

  15. Just downloaded both forms, and LOVE them! Woo-hoo!Very clever, my friend!

  16. Cool new games to play!! Very clever ideas!

  17. Love this, thank you so much for sharing! Found you from Muffin Tin Mom 🙂

  18. Anonymous says:

    Very cool, but I have no idea how to download it to print it. I uploaded that 4shared toolbar, I hit download… but then I am stuck. I don't get it. 🙁

  19. ANONYMOUS: When you click on the link to download the game on my blog post you will be sent to the 4shared website. There should be a LARGE BLUE button in the middle of the screen that says "Download Now". Click that, then you will get a count down timer until your download link is ready. Then a link that says "DOWNLOAD FILE NOW" will appear. Click that and it will download to your computer.You DO NOT need to install the 4shared toolbar to download the games. They do encourage you to sign up for a free account, but you don't have to do that either.

  20. Great! Thank you 🙂 I added a link to this game on my blog as my preschooler LOVED it today!

  21. What a great learning tool! Found this on thebagelfactory blog.M

  22. I am LOVING this idea… but for some reason when I try to download the template, it says the link is invalid. Is the problem on my end?

  23. Laureena: Sorry about that it appears 4shared had an issue with the file. I updated it, so try it again. Thanks!

  24. Hello. We've had this game for about 6 months now and my girls loved playing with it and then we discovered that it has a totally new use for older kids. If you use either the uppercase to lowercase cards with the clothespins you can use it as a secret decoder. Start the pins on a different letter and then put them around the circle in alphabetical order. So the lower case a is on the C and the lowercase b is on the D and so on and so forth around the circle. Now you can write secret notes using this tool. You can write HELLO but it'll really be jgnnq. The kids can use the decoder to find out what you wrote. It is really fun and with help my kindergartener can do it. Thank you so much for everything you do. You are a blessing.

  25. Thank you. I am planning to use them and share about them on my blog.

    • Hi, I did try it today. Barni enjoyed it but I realised it is very confusing to have the letters on the wheel upside down when you are actually putting the pegs on. Would it be easy to turn the letters upside down, please? If it’s difficult, don’t be bothered. Thanks for having read me. God bless.

  26. I just wanted to thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas and resources! These are great!

  27. I just made this for my 3 year old. Thanks!

    After I did it, my daughter told me my letters were upside down. I fixed it for the other side but worth a note for anyone else new to the clothes pin games. 🙂

  28. Kaylyn L says:

    Thanks so much for sharing all the fun and educational things to do with tots and preschoolers. I have been working on doing more learning time with my girls and have enjoyed seeing all your ideas.

  29. Rebecca Smith says:

    Hello, I was just introduced to this as well. Looks like I’m way behind the times….However, my question is What do you print these on? Do you use cardstock or something else and paste it to something?

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  30. Hi. When I try to print the number match wheels, they are off center and won’t print correctly. When I go to “preview” they are “cut off” too… how can I change this?


  31. Surendra Bikram Prajapati says:

    I am a school principal.Thank you very much for this kind information on this blog.This will help a lot to the interested parents and teachers. I hope this sharing of ideas and skill will be continued.

  32. Thank you for sharing and a giving heart! I loved the alphabet wheels, and printed them for my Kindergarten classroom ABC center. I thought the idea was soooo creative and cheap. May God continue to bless you and your family.

  33. Thank you for sharing and having a giving heart! I loved the alphabet wheels, and printed them for my Kindergarten classroom ABC center. I thought the idea was soooo creative and cheap. May God continue to bless you and your family.

  34. This really makes my day! Nothing like hands on learning for the kiddos… The first thing I thought about when I saw this was paper plates as well. This is really resourceful, even if you are using “scrap clothespins”. It gives them a purpose and a home ; )

  35. Thank you! I was looking for this somewhere else and couldn’t download it. I appreciate your time and talents!!!

  36. Thank you, Thank you for sharing! I teach special education and I have been thinking of a new way to teach letter and beginning sounds and numbers and I think my kiddos will really love these! I appreciate you making them free to download. You are so creative! I cannot wait to see what other goodies you have on this site that could help my kiddos!

  37. Such a cute activity. I love that this doubles as a fine motor skill! One of my kids had fine motor issues at age 11, because he is so darn big for his age. I am in the process of going back and having him do a ton of activities like this to strengthen his fine motor muscles. This just gave me an idea that I can do for him:).
    Thank you!!

  38. jennifer Hauff says:

    THANK YOU! So many people want to make money off their ideas. I want to say as a new teacher I thank you for putting this out there for us to use! It will be very useful to my preschoolers! God Bless!

  39. did you baught the game disks already design???

  40. what expectations does it meet?

  41. These are great, thanks for sharing

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