Promoting Literacy with ABC Games for the Family

Last
Wednesday’s Parent Post gave fun ideas for using ABC books to promote literacy.
Today’s post offers lots of ABC game ideas.

Uh-Oh Alphabet Game

I
like this game because the Uh-Oh cards level the playing field. Even players
who are good at letter names and sounds can get an Uh-Oh card and have their
cards wiped out.

 

Alphabet I-Spy

Play
this when you’re stuck in line or in traffic. Take turns picking out an object
in your surroundings and saying, “I spy something that begins with the letter [insert the letter your
object begins with
].” To narrow down the search, the people
guessing can ask you yes or no questions about the
object. Whoever guesses right gets to pick the next object.

 

Go Fish

Sometimes
you can find ABC flashcards in the store, with more than one card representing
each letter. Use these to play Go Fish. To play, deal out 7 cards to each
player (or fewer if several people are playing). Players ask, “Does anyone have
a card with a B-word?” If you need directions for the basic game, click here.

 

Another
way to play Go Fish is to make your own. Click here for the Kiz Club site.
It has a bunch of ABC pictures. I so wish I’d known about this site when I was
teaching. It would have saved me a ton of time!

 

Coloring

Just
want to chill out coloring? Here are several sites with ABC pictures.

Apples for the
Teacher

Alphabet Soup

TLS Books

All Kids Network

DLTK

 

Come
back on Friday for ABC Online Games!

Gail

 

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