I saw this idea in one of my colleague's rooms and loved it at first sight. It is so simple and super cheap to make. It is a great letter matching game and the clothespins help build fine motor skills.
What you will need:
a couple packages of clothespins
a sharpie (permanent marker)
printed & laminated name cards (or sight words!)
Write the letters (I used uppercase – you could use both) on both sides of the clothespin. Make sure you have at least two of each letter and a bunch of vowels!!
The children find the matching clothespin letters and put them on the card – on the corresponding letter.
The children love searching for friends names and then the letters.