Showing posts with label Alphabet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alphabet. Show all posts

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Alphabet matching game with Ice cream and Cones


Ice Cream Alphabet Match


Match up the Scoops of Ice cream to the ice cream cones. Help your little one recognize the alphabet with this fun activity. Print the Ice cream and cone mat in A3 for better game play.


This activity includes:
  • A3 Ice Cream and cone mat
  • Corresponding alphabet ice cream scoops
  • Directions for play
Pages: 3
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

 Alphabet Ice Cream Match - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

This activity improves concentration, fine motor skills, memory skills and recognition of the alphabet.

Place the Ice Cream and Cone Mat onto the table. Place the Ice cream Scoops upside down onto the table. Let your child pick one ice cream scoop and match it to the mat. To make it more interesting you can time your child, say 10 seconds to each scoop. You can also work on a point system, with every correct placement; your child gets one point. If your child places incorrectly, show them where it is, but then place the scoop back in the pile, and let them pick a different one.

Honey Bees Board Game - Practice the alphabet, numbers, words and more.


Honey Bees


Help the honey bees zoom across the flowers to reach the Finish! Help your child practice their alphabet, numbers, words and more.


This activity includes:
  • 1x A3 Game board, laminate this game board so you can use it over again.
  • 1x Die
  • 4x Honey Bee Game pieces
  • Directions for play

Pages: 2

Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

Honey Bees - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

Use the honey bees’ game pieces to move across the board. With a white board marker, write the words, letters or numbers onto the flowers. The Player rolls the die, and moves forward, which ever flower the player lands on, and the player must then read what is written. Use a mix of words, numbers, and colours to make it interesting.

A Lady Bug board game to practice colours, numbers, first words and letters


Go Home Little Lady Bugs.



The lady bugs need to get back to their family. A beautiful A3 size game board. Use this game board to teach colours, first words, numbers, letters and more. Print this game board in A3 for better game play.  Laminate it so you may write with a white board marker and wipe it off.


This activity includes:
  • A3 Game board
  • Dice
  • Game pieces, colour blocks
  • Directions for playing
Pages: 3
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

Go Home Little Lady Bugs - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

Cut the dice, lady bug game pieces and the square colours out. Use the game pieces to move across the board. With a white board marker, write the words, letters or numbers into the clouds. The Player rolls the die, and moves forward, which ever cloud the player lands on, and the player must then read what is written. Use the colour squares to learn colours, or use a mix of colours, numbers, words etc.

Flash Cards and Letter Tiles - Sorting the letters of the alphabet



Sometimes you just need a good set of flashcards.  With just these Flash cards and letter tiles you and your child will be very busy playing a number of games. Your child will learn: to sort the letters alphabetically, letter recognition, improve their memory, work on their fine motor skills, as well as spelling their name. With Games like Snap, Sound Match, Find Your Name, Flash Card Hunt and more.


This activity includes:
  • Sets of Letter Tiles
  • Sets of Upper and Lower Case Flash Cards
  • 1x Alphabet Strip
  • Directions for play, 10x game instructions included.

Flash Cards and letter tiles - directly download here

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

 How To Play:
Stick the alphabet strip where your little one can see it. They can use this as a reference. Print as many of the sheets as you need, two sets should do it.

Find Your Name
Write your child’s name down on a piece of paper. Ask your child to look for all the letters that make up her name, once your child has found them all, if they not in order ask if he/she can put them in order.

Snap
Divide the flash cards evenly, do not look at your cards, place them face down. Decide together for a letter that you will be looking for. Each player gets a turn to put down a card. When a player puts the card down that you were looking for, the first person who slaps their hand down on the card and yells SNAP get to keep all the cards on the table.

Indoor and Out Door Sound Match
Match each card to an object that starts with that letter. Inside or out side: e.g.: S for Swing.

Alliteration game
Each player takes turns choosing a card and listing as many words starting with that letter as they can think of in 15 seconds. Each word is one point.

Alphabet Sort
  • Work together to arrange the cards in alphabetical order.
  • Spread the cards all over the floor. Call out a letter and your child must find it.
  • Spread the cards on the floor, have your child match lowercase and uppercase together

Copy the letters.
Ask your child to choose a letter, then let him/her write it down, be creative, go write in the sand pit or get a shallow tray, add some flour, let your child draw in the flour.

Flash card Hunt.
You start out by hiding the flash cards around the house or a room. You don’t have to use all the flashcards. You call out a letter like this "Can you find W for wagon, your child will then hunt around the house or room looking for the correct letter or picture.

Find the Missing Ones
Line the letters up alphabetically, but leave some letters out with a space in-between. Spread the ones you left out onto the table. Get your child to fill in the blank spots correctly.

Play Dough Letters - Shaping letters with play dough



Make learning letters and sounds fun with this multi-sensory activity!  Kids will love making letters on these colourful, engaging templates. Before your child can write the alphabet why not let them practice shaping the letters with play dough. If you laminate these letter mats, all you do is wipe them clean and use again. Kids get to work on their fine motor skills as well as learning the sounds and names of the alphabet letters.


This activity includes:
  • 26x A4 letter templates (one for each letter)
  • Play dough recipe
  • Directions for play
Grade: Pre-school, Grade R

 Play Dough Letters - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

You will need:

Play Dough (Recipe included)

Directions:
Provide your child with a Letter Mat and some play dough. Have your child roll the dough into long tubes and place over the letters. When completed, let them trace over the letters with their finger while saying the letter name and its sound.

Keyword Flash Cards - Letter and sound recognition


Teach your child letter sound and letter recognition. Your child will love these colourful keyword flashcards.  Before using letter-only flashcards, try using these flashcards with keywords to cue correct letter sound. Before your child starts reading, he or she will need a solid foundation. Flash cards are the perfect tool for helping your child to develop that foundation. Your child will learn vital skills such as uppercase and lower case letters, how to write the letters of the alphabet, letter sounds and letter recognition.


This activity includes:
  • 1x set of keyword flash cards
  • 12x games to play
  • 1x Alphabet Strip
  • Directions for play
Grade: Pre-school, Grade R

Keyword Flash Cards - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

Stick the Alphabet Strip where your little one can see it. They may use this as a reference.

Flash card Hunt: You start out by hiding the flash cards around the house or a room. You don’t have to use all the flashcards. You call out a letter like this "Can you find W for wagon, your child will then hunt around the house or room looking for the correct letter or picture.

Letter sound Hunt: Spread the flash cards on the table. Take a walk around the house or garden, then point out objects and say the word, your child must then go back and find the starting letter flash card and stick it on the object with prestik. E.g: If you have a swing in your garden, ask your child to find the beginning letter Ss.

Letter Sort: Jumble the flash cards so they are not in order. Help your child then sort them alphabetically.

Letter identification game: Spread out the flashcards, printed side up. Call out a letter, your child must find the corresponding card as quickly as possible. Use a point system. For every correct letter, your child earns one point.

Copy the letters: Ask your child to choose a letter, then let him/her write it down, be creative, go write in the sand pit or get a shallow tray, add some flour, let your child draw in the flour.

Learning the alphabet: Display the cards where little ones will see it all the time! Go through the alphabet regularly, pointing to the letters and saying the sounds they make; of course you can also sing the alphabet song!

Alphabet race: Lay the cards out in a row - either alphabetically, or randomly. Have a counter for each player and a dice. Put the counters at the beginning of the row and let your child roll and move their counter the appropriate number of spaces. Depending on the age of the child, you can adapt the game in many ways:

When you land on a letter, you say the sound that the letter makes or move back x number of spaces.

When you land on a letter, you say the name of that letter or move back.

Say a word which begins (or ends) with the letter you have landed on, or move back.

Say a noun, adjective, verb, adverb etc. which begins with the letter you have landed on, or move back.

The winner is the first to reach the end of the row! This game is also very adaptable for different ages, as you can assign each child a task appropriate to their age and skill.

Which letter is missing? Lay out the alphabet cards in alphabetical order. Ask your child to close their eyes, take one card away. On your command they open their eyes and identify which letter is missing.

Beginning, middle and end: Use a set of alphabet cards and 3 containers (bowls, paper plates etc.) marked "beginning", "middle" and "end". Shuffle the cards and have the child turn them over one by one and place them in the appropriate container. Younger children could do this with the help of the alphabet strip.

Either side: Using a set of alphabet cards, turn one over at a time and try to identify as quickly as possible the letter before, the letter after, or both! Younger children could use the alphabet strip to help.

How many words: Give each player a piece of paper and a pencil, and shuffle the cards. If you want, decide on a "theme" such as flowers, girls' names, cities etc. Turn the top card over and, in a given amount of time, see how many words your child can shout out as quickly as possible for each letter. Every correct word, your child's earns one point.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Alphabet Beginning Sounds

Alphabet Beginning Sounds
Alphabet beginning sound match up.

Let your child practice their beginning sounds with lots of colourful pictures. Have your child match the letters to the beginning sound of each picture.



This activity includes:
  • A set of lowercase alphabet letters
  • A4 picture templates to match up.
  • Directions for play
Grade: Pre-school, Grade R


 Alphabet Beginning Sounds - Directly Download by clicking here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

How to Play:
Choose a picture card to work with. Place this in front of your child. Spread out the letter circles and help your child match them up to the correct beginning sound picture.

Have Fun Learning Together!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Island Jumping - Free Printable - A pirate themed, active game to practice the alphabet, words, numbers, colours, emotions and shapes.

An active way to play and learn. A pirate themed game that children will love. Practice the alphabet, numbers, sight words, emotions, colours or shapes.


Island Mat, Pirate boat, Spinner, Gold coins, Tresure chest


This activity includes:
• 1x Pirate Boat “home base” mats
• Island mats
• 1x spinner
• Gold paper coins
• 1x treasure box mat
• Directions for play

Pages: 12
Grade: Pre-school, Grade R, Grade 1

Island Jumping: Practice the alphabet, numbers, sight words, emotions, colours or shapes. Directly download by clicking here!


The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

What you will need:
  • A good idea is to laminate the sheets after printing so that you may use them over again.
  • Print as many island mats/ coins as you need.
  • You will need a white board marker
  • A brad or paper holder for the spinner
  • Scissors, for cutting out the coins and arrows

How to play.

On the Spinner mat, write with a whiteboard marker pen, the words or letters you will be practicing, you don’t have to use all the spaces, you may also add more lines to the spinner for more words/ letters. Write the same words onto the island mats.
Place the Island mats on the floor in a big circle shape; secure them with prestik so they don’t slip around. Place the Pirate Boats “home Base” mat in the middle of the islands. Place each mat far enough apart so your child will be able to make the jump from island to home base boat.

Your job is to spin the spinner and call out the word/letter that the arrow lands on, you child starts by standing in the home base boat and has to jump to the correct word/letter island.

When you spin again, your child will have to jump back to home base each time to get to the correct word/letter; she/he may not jump from island to island.
Each time your child gets the correct answer, he/she gets a gold coin, which you then place on the treasure box mat. In order for the game play to flow nicely, place the gold coins on the treasure box mat instead of handing the coins to your child to keep.

Tip: You may use this game to practice colours, letters, words, emotions, shapes.

If the white board marker does not come off the mats nicely after play, use rubbing alcohol/surgical spirits to remove the white board marker pen.