This game can be used for beginning sounds, picture/word recognition, or even listening skills! I have used this in a kindergarten classroom as well as in an ENL class.
Students begin by placing a chip (erasers work great too!) on start.
They have to listen for the letter/sound/word said and move their piece accordingly.
Students can then only move forward to a connecting box. No jumping around!
Continue forward until you reach an ending letter.
My students love when this gets turned into a game! Score can be kept by having students write down their guesses beforehand.