Phonics: Lowercase/Capital Letter and Beginning Sound Match-Up Game Fishy, Fishy in the Brook
Fishy, Fishy, in the Brook is a game that can be differentiated for different groups of children to meet their needs. The packet contains 2 Phonics games to revisit, reinforce or teach recognition of letters and beginning sounds in a fun way.
Game 1 is a letter recognition game where students fish letters out of the “fishbowl” and match lowercase letters to capital letters. To make the game a little more fun cards with various commands are included so you might fish out “miss a turn” or “take a letter from a friend that you need.” It is meant to be played in small groups of 2-4 players, but 12 playing cards and 6 sets of fishing cards are included in this packet. It is best to use 2 fishing sets per 4 players. The letter recognition matching is challenging in that the pictures do not match so the kiddos have to look at the letter, which can present a challenge for those who are a bit impulsive!!!
Game 2 is a beginning sound match up game. It also is a game where students fish a picture out of the “fishbowl” and match it to the letter on the card that is the beginning sound of the picture. To make the game a little more fun cards with various commands are included so you might fish out “miss a turn” or “take a letter from a friend that you need.” It is meant to be played in small groups of 2-4 players, but 12 playing cards and 6 sets of fishing cards are included in this packet. It is best to use 2 fishing sets per 4 players. The beginning sound matching is challenging in that the pictures do not match so the kiddos have to look at the letter, which can present a challenge for those who are a bit impulsive!!!
I just came back from testing this game with some students with special needs and they LOVED IT! One little boy just kept saying over and over, “I LOVE THIS GAME!” So, as all my games, it as “Kid Tested and Tried!” This game is also great for fine motor skills...fishing can be a little difficult for some!!!
Run off and laminate ALL materials.
Cut out around the boards with capital letters so they stay together and are shaped in the rectangle.
Cut the cards that are lowercase and that have pictures into individual squares.
Add a paper clip to the individual cards and place a small piece of tape on the back of each card so you do not lose the clip while playing.
Make a fishing rod out of a dowel, string and a magnet. I bought a dowel and a pre-painted wooden fish to make a fishing rod at a local craft store for under $2.00. I hot glued the fish onto the dowel, tied yarn or string and then hot glued a magnet to the string or if you can find a doughnut shaped magnet, you can tie it on. Another option is to buy an inexpensive toy fishing rod at the dollar store!
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