Showing posts with label Letter Recognition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Letter Recognition. Show all posts

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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.

Rotten Apples - Practice letters, numbers, emotions, first words, vocabulary and basic math




This is a fun activity that will have your pre-schooler begging to play again. This activity can be adapted to play and practice a number of different things: emotions, letters, numbers, first words, sight words, vocabulary, math, comprehension questions, shapes and colours.


This activity includes:
  • 1x Big A3 apple tree mat
  • 22x apples
  • Directions for play
Grade: Pre-school, Grade R

Rotten Apples - 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.

Directions for playing Rotten Apples.
With a white board marker pen, write out your sight words/letters onto the back of the apples.
Place the tree on the floor. Place all the apples on the tree writing side facing down. Give your child a basket/container for collecting their apples. Let your child pick an apple off the tree. If your child can read/say what is written on the apple – the apple goes into their basket. If they cannot read the letter on the apple, the apple goes back on the tree.

If the child picks the rotten apple – the apple with the worm in it, all of their apples must be put back onto the tree. If your child turns over the Go Again apple he/she gets to pick 2 consecutive apples.

Note: After the Worm apple and the Go Again Apple have been picked, take these cards out of the game.

This game can be used to play a number of activities: letters, numbers, emotions, first words, vocabulary, math, comprehension questions. The possibilities are endless.


I would suggest laminating these pages, then cutting them out. You can also print the tree in A4, just scale the picture to size before printing.

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.