Will the upper case letter or the lower case letter reach the top first? These playful race games have kids graphing, counting and comparing – important early math skills. It’s perfect to use as a literacy or math station.
All you need is a pencil and paper clip to use for the spinner.
Crayons, markers, or pencil it's up to you.
To play The Great Letter Race, kids put the point of their pencil on the center of the letter spinner, inside the paper clip. They flicked the clip with their fingers to make it spin and marked the corresponding letter on their graph. Kids continued spinning until one letter reaches the star on top of their graph first.
Some of the ways students discussed math while playing The Great Letter Race included:
Counting the number of each letter marked on the graph.
Comparing letter by telling which letter was greater than or less than.
Counting and telling how many were needed to reach the top.