This apple-themed letter recognition game is always hugely popular with my kindergarten students each year! Use this game to review letter recognition for uppercase and lowercase letters, or to review letter sounds. Choose a card, but be forewarned….if you choose a worm card, you’ll have to say EW! This game is perfect for whole group or small group literacy fun!
You will receive:
-26 Uppercase letter apple cards
-26 Lowercase letter apple cards
-6 Worm/Ew! cards (additional worm cards can be printed if you wish)
-Print the apples that you prefer to use (upper or lowercase depending on your class needs). You can also choose to only use specific letters of focus that your students need extra practice with.
-Print the worms. I usually only add 6 worms to my set of apples, but feel free to print additional ones if you wish!
-Cut apart the apples and worms using the lines provided.
-Laminate the cards for durability.
-Mix up the letter cards and worm cards and place in a fun fall-themed basket, bag, or plastic bowl.
-Students take turns selecting a card. If they get an apple card, they must identify the letter, name the sound, or name a word that begins with that letter (your choice; feel free to differentiate for student needs). But, if they get a worm card, all players have to say “Ew!” The card then goes into a pile in the middle of the table or carpet. Continue passing the basket until all players have had a turn! I usually have students pull a card from the basket WITHOUT looking to eliminate students specifically pulling out the worm card on every turn!!
I recommend introducing and playing this game with students, and then placing at a classroom center for extended practice during center time!
I hope your students love this game as much as mine do! Thank you for your purchase!