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The Virginia Discovery Museum is a resource for all children of our community. Children learn best in an inclusive environment where our differences are celebrated. As it has done for the past three decades, VDM will continue to serve the interests, needs and abilities of children of all backgrounds. We are committed to enabling our community's youngest members to play and learn together in a joyful, safe, and loving environment.

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Alphabet Matching & Memory Cards

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  • Cardstock /Paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Index Cards (Optional)
  • Marker (Optional)
  1. Download the free Alphabet Cards and print them, ideally on cardstock if available.
  2. Cut the cards along the dotted lines.
  3. If you are unable to print the Alphabet Cards, create your own uppercase and lowercase sets using index cards and a marker.
Age Adjustments:
  • Younger Children:
    • Mix up the cards, name a letter aloud, and have your child match the uppercase and lowercase symbols.
    • Mix up the cards, pull one out, and have your child find something in the house or draw a picture of something that begins with that letter.
  • Older Children:
    • Flip the cards over and spread them out.
    • Have your child flip over two cards to see if they match. If they do, ask your child to think of a word that starts with that letter and keep the pair. If the cards do not match, flip them back over.
    • Take turns until all of the cards are matched.

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The Virginia Discovery Museum is a vital nonprofit community resource, but we will be closed through at least July 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider a donation to support us during this uncertain time. Donate Now