This is a game I came up with for children who can already identify letters and need a “next step” activity. So far, I have made games for letters A through E, and there are more to come. I will make a complete set A-Z.
To prepare this game, first print out the word cards on card stock (laminate if you choose). The third page could be copied onto regular copy paper for each child if you choose to send it home. Or, if you want to make reusable mats, copy it on card stock and laminate to use with dry erase markers or crayons. This is an activity for a small group, where the teacher is working with the children, reading the word cards to them.
To play this game, give each child a letter mat, with either a bingo dot marker or a rubber stamp and ink pad. Shuffle all of the word cards. Go through the stack of cards, calling out each word. Children listen for the beginning sound of each word. If the word begins with the letter, they stamp over one of the letters on their mat. If the word does not begin with the letter, they do not mark anything on their mat. When all of the word cards have been read, everyone should have stamped all of the letters on the mat. (This is similar to a bingo game.)
Links to the other sets:
- Letter Sound Listening Games Set #2
- Letter Sound Listening Games Set #3
- Letter Sound Listening Games Set #4
- Letter Sound Listening Games Set #5
Click these thumbnail images to download the printables.