I made birdhouse letter sliders for the children to work on letter recognition. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them. I cut the lines on the birdhouses with an exacto knife and set them out with the letter sliders in a basket.
The children picked a slider and pulled it through the birdhouse. They then identified the letter shown. When they finished with one slider they removed it and put a new one in. Play continues until all of the sliders have been used.