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. 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.

    1. 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.

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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.

    Kaylyn L
  4. 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!

    Rebecca Smith
  5. 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?



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