Are the kiddos in your classroom needing help with alphabet recognition or matching uppercase letters to lower case letters? I have a simple game the kiddos love playing, and ask to play it again and again.
There are two ways to play the game. One is an alphabet recognition game and the other is a match game. The game can be played in a small group or in a large group, of course the theme pictures are the motivator in the game.
Who Can Use this Game
It is perfect for students learning to recognize both uppercase and lowercase letters. The struggle is always the lower case letters for children. Some of the letters do not look anything like their uppercase match. As they play the game I try teach them tricks to help recognize letters on the cards. Like b and d.
b- Bat before the ball.
Lay all cards face down on a table. I have a captain of the table that starts playing by drawing a card. If a kiddo recognizes the letter card he/she may keep it and draw again. The kiddo’s turn ends if he/she does not recognize the letter card or draws a card that says your turn is done. Keep the card and the next play rotates to the next person. The game ends when all the cards have been drawn. The winner is the person with the most cards.
Alphabet Match Game
Divide the cards, upper case letters and lower case letters. A player takes a turn drawing a card from the table. I usually have my table captain choose first. If they have an alphabet card match, they set it aside or put it under their mat and take another turn. If someone else has the match they then match the cards and set it aside or put it under their plate. The person that had the matched card is then the next person to draw a card. The first player to get rid of all cards on their plate is the first winner.
I really like making it as a class game. (Each group (3-4) play the game.) I copy about 10 games on card stock and laminate them for durability. I like to play it as a class game during our literacy center time. When I’m sure everyone understands the game I will use it in a literacy center as a small group game, free time, and I even send it home with the kiddos in the homework bag.
Who Can Play
I see super hero moves in the classroom all the time, so why not incorporate the Super Heroes into literacy card games! I know that kiddos learn better when they learn by playing! So “BAM”, the “Super Hero” alphabet games are ready to play.
Contents and How to Play
26 uppercase Super Hero Cards
26 Lowercase Super Hero Cards
18 “Pow” Cards (Your Turn is Done)
*Optional: 1 sheet of Top Side Picture cards(security)
The kiddos love both games, but the Super Hero theme is “Awesome”! Children in Pre-k through second grade, along with special education would enjoy this game.
Get This Game
Do you love the idea of this game but don’t have the time to create it yourself? You can find
Alphabet Recognition Game and Alphabet Match Game- Super Hero in my the shop!