A-Z Letter Pictures Game Board
These activities can be teacher directed or used at a Literacy Center.
Display the page in a writing center for reference when students are writing
independently and need to see the letter that represents a sound.
“I’m Thinking of a letter”
The leader says “I’m thinking of a letter sound that says ___ .”
The student can say the letter name or point to the letter on the board.
The leader can continue or the student who answered can name the next letter sound.
“Beat the Clock”
The student can say the sounds in the order on the board (or in random order) as the
leader points to the letter. The object is to increase the number of correctly identified
letters in a specific amount of time. Start with one or two minutes and gradually
decrease the time when all letter sounds are known.
“Roll and go”
Use one die. Start the game with the letter Aa and go either across or down the board.
A student drops the die onto the board and has to say the sounds for the number of
letters that the die indicates. If the answer is not correct, the student backs up one
space. The student can continue around the board if playing alone–to see how quickly
he/she can finish. If more than one person is playing, the students take turns and can
get points for the number of correct letter sounds they name. You may want to let
students get a raisin, Cheerio, etc., for each point and eat the winnings when the game
Students who need practice in letter formation may use a dry erase marker to trace the
letter form in the picture, saying the letter sound as they trace.
“Drop the Ball”
Use a cotton ball to drop onto the board. Say the sound for the letter where the ball
lands. Taking, turns, the students place one of their colored markers on the letter
picture if they are correct. They may count their markers when the game is over.
(For Bonus Day, use colored M&Ms or Fruit Loops separated into color groups for
Students can look at the letter pictures and draw their own on another sheet of paper.