It’s the time of the year that anything and all things Gingerbread are in full swing in my classroom. One thing that we’ve been doing is working on beginning sounds, so naturally we need to have a gingerbread theme to go along with our beginning sound work. The Gingerbread beginning sound game has been a hit with the kiddos and they always want to play again and again!
Gingerbread Beginning Sound Game
The Gingerbread Beginning Sound Game is played individually by each kiddo. It gives practice with working on each letter sound and yet it can be completed quickly.
There are 7 different boards with 9 letters on each board representing the sounds the kids need to work on. The letters on each board are b-r-g-k-p- l-n-a-w and 63 picture sound cards. I like the lotto boards because each board has letters in different spaces so the kiddos cannot copy each other while playing.
How To Play
The game is played with Picture / Sound cards spread in the middle on the playing area face up and the lotto boards boarder on the edge.
Each kiddo chooses a picture card to match the letter on the lotto board.
When all sounds are covered the game is finished.
Picture Cards and Boards can be programmed together and bagged up as a single game, but I really like the idea of the kiddos picking up several cards, sounding them out and choosing the correct card for each space.
Before I play the game I have all of the sound pictures on a full sheet of table. (For example, a full sheet of letter P sounds is on table 1, a full sheet of letter K sounds on table 2 etc) The kiddos work together and name each picture at their table. After they’ve completed the picture card at their table the class rotates to another table and do the same. It keeps the kids more actively engaged and is much more effective than the teacher holding up each card and going over them with the whole class.
This game would also be an awesome addition to a Gingerbread themed workshop (Read all about how I set mine up!)! I have a week where I set up a Gingerbread workshop each year. Workshop encompasses math centers, literacy centers, writers workshop and more in a fast, efficient, and effective way. You can get everything you need to set up your workshop for free.
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