Beginning Sounds Sort really fun activities that you can use over and over.
Letter Recognition Games
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This is a set of fun, hand-on and meaningful ABC games for capital and lowercase letter recognition.
They can be used as a group game, placed as a center or as a folder game, cut and paste activities – there are a lot of choices.
Each sorting activity is used in context so the kids are not just putting capital letter on one side and small letters on the other, rather they are returning fallen eggs to the nest or parking cars or finding out which castle the ghost haunts, etc.
What you actually buying here:
There are mats with scenes and cards to match for every letter.
A total 444 pages – 222 in color and 222 black and white.
- 26 complete and ready to use hands-on games /centers for letter recognition. Each with several options. Sort the lowercase/capital letters or the same/different letters.
-All of the above in black and white which can be used when printing in color is not an option or as totally separate CUT and PASTE activities.
-4 mats for each letter – each with a different scene / picture associated with the objects that need to be sorted.
- cards with pictures and letters sorting for each letter – lower case, capital and other letters as well as pictures with no letters for you to write the ones you need to focus on. I’ve tried to do my best to make the color cards able to write on and see the letter – I’ve either made the colors lighter if possible and needed or added a lighter spot in the picture to write your letters there.
I've also included a list with ideas for the games.
Take a look at the preview for a better grasp at what this is or download the free letters
Free “Letter A sorting games”
- This one uses the same idea but it's not designed exactly the same.
Free “Letter K sorting games”
- This one is an actual part of the big product.
Possibilities to use:
So the possibilities to use these are numerous. It depends on what your class routines are, how you learn and review letters, whether you work mainly in a group or kids learn separately, what kind of learners you need these for.
1. Sorting lowercase and capital letters – capital or small. Place the two corresponding mats and give the letters to the kids. You can present this as a group activity and then place as a center.
2. Letter recognition and discrimination practice. - You can use ‘the letter ’and ‘not the letter mats’ for letter recognition of the specific one.
What I usually do is place 3 mats – small letter, capital letter and not the letter.
3. You can use the mats for different letters + another set of letter cards with no pictures.
4. Mats can also be used with real objects where possible. e.g. you can sort eggs in the nests but sorting worms can be rather tricky :) ).
5. Folder games – these are perfect for file folder games.
6. Cut and paste activities – use the black and white for a cut and paste activity.
Most of these activities are best done with real-life objects (though ghost can be tricky to obtain :)) it is often difficult for me, however to find the number of objects needed for each game so I’ve created this printable set to use as well. These are easily stored and once you make them you can use them repeatedly. You can look at sorting games using real objects on my blog.
The more I use these, the more ideas I come up with. I plan to share any I put to use on my blog. http://cherryworkshop.blogspot.com/
Just some ideas and tips:
*My kids would enjoy the games even more if they are placed in context. e.g. Some birds has lost their eggs and we need to find them and put them back in the correct nest. (see a list of ideas included below).
*It’s far more fun (to no one’s surprise :) ) if they need to find the cards in a scavenger hunt.
*We use it as a group activity. They find the pictures with letters or acquire them during a game and then put them on common mats.
Ideas for games in context.
(not for all letter. I would love to hear your ideas in a comment below over at my blog or FB page)
A – A mommy worm is calling her kids for dinner. We go around the room finding worms and decide which apple house they live in.
C – Kids are “driving” their cars and need to park them. This one is also great with real cars.
P – All the pencils have fallen out of their pencil cases. Can you help sort them back.
…..More ideas inside the resource….
Thank you for looking at my resources. I would love to hear your feedback in a comments or over at my blog or FB page. They are greatly appreciated, help me make my resources better and come up with new ideas.