ABC Clothesline Activity

abc clothesline activity

My daycare children are learning their letter names and they really enjoyed this ABC activity last week.  I have a bin full of alphabet activities that I have collected over the years.  This one was given to me by a friend.  We share resources and activities within my homeschool group once our children outgrow a learning resource.


The clothes template was printed off the internet but she couldn’t remember what website created them as it was many years ago.  I spent some time researching on the web trying to find the original owner of this set but came up with nothing.  If you know who drew these cute clothes please leave a comment below so we can give them the credit they deserve!

We tied a string in between two chairs to make our clothesline. I found some clothespins and spread out the paper clothes on the floor.  My friend laminated this set. It’s time well spent if you are planning to use it year after year with your daycare group.


The children worked together to find the shirt with the letter A on it and attach it to the clothesline.  Then they found the letter B and so on.


One child wanted to know why the slippers had the letter K on it instead of a letter S.  Good point!  If you decide to make your own letter clothesline you could print off pictures that correspond with the letter sounds as well.  Or you could match up lowercase letters with uppercase letters.


I have a set of clothespins from the dollar store that I have labelled with letters. The children could use the corresponding lowercase clothespin to clip the uppercase piece of clothing on the line.  My children delighted in using the clothespins.  It’s a great way to strengthen tiny fingers.

Would your daycare group like to hang the laundry out to dry? It’s an inexpensive activity that doesn’t take too long to prepare. If you don’t have time to make your own template here is a free one for you to download from Line Upon Line Learning.  It’s not the same as the one my friend gave me but is a similar idea.

Happy Letter Learning Laundry Day!

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