Bright beautiful Alphabet matches for practicing and reviewing the letters of the alphabet, their sounds and corresponding vocabulary. Includes capital and small letters + pictures.
Set contains the following words: apple, bird, coat, door, egg, fan, girl, hand, insect, jeans, kite, lemon, moon, nuts, octopus, pink, queen, rabbit, swing, table, umbrella, van, water, xylophone (x-ray), yogurt, zebra.
These matches will help students learn to correlate pictures with the letters/sounds in the form of a game. You may also have them practice any appropriate grammar pattern while playing (e.g. N-nut. This is a lion. They don't match. / L-lion. I've got a lion. They match etc).
How to use:
☛ Play various matching games:
- Matching. Shuffle the pictures and put them on the floor (or table), let kids choose the same number of letters without looking at them beforehand. Then set the time limit and have them find all necessary pairs. Variation: deal the pictures between the kids and shuffle the letters, ask them to find the matching letters according to their pictures;
- Hunting. Hide pictures or letters in the classroom or at the playground, deal the remaining cards between all players, pairs or teams. The first to find the matching parts is the winner;
- Order the alphabet. Give students the pictures, ask them to order the pictures correctly without looking at the alphabet. Then have the students match the letter to each picture to check whether the order is correct. You may print several sets and play this activity in teams. The first team to do it properly is the winner;
☛ Use the sets for a warm-up activity.
Choose a letter (or more 3-4), show a card, make kids say the sound and then name all words they know or which you learnt last lesson. Variation: with stronger students choose 3-4 pictures, show them one by one and have them make as many sentences about the picture as they can using various grammar patterns. E.g. fan. I've got a fan. The fan is black and white. The fan is cooling the air. There is a fan in the room. My fan is expensive / cheap / heavy / light / modern etc.
☛ Use the cards (vocabulary/letters) independently to play various flashcard games.
- Memory game. Shuffle the letters and the pictures. Put all the cards face down on the floor (or table), determine the order of the players in the game. Children take turns to open two cards and name them. If they match, the player calls out the letter + picture, keeps the cards and has another go, if they don't the cards are turned over again and another child goes. At the end of the game you can ask children to make short sentences with the target vocabulary or call out the letters/sounds on the cards they have won.
- What's missing? Put a number of flashcards (6-8) on the table (or floor) face-up in order all the players could see them properly. Students look at the cards trying to memorize as many as possible. Ask them to close their eyes and remove one (or more cards). Ask: what's missing? They must name the missing letter/picture. The student who does it first, gets a point or has a go to take away another card. To make the game more effective and reduce teacher talking time, divide the students into groups and give them cards with vocabulary you want them to learn or revise.
- Kim's game. Choose several cards, children look at them very attentively and try to memorize. Then the cards are covered with a towel and they have to name as many letters or pictures as possible.
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