I’ve been a bit lax in recent weeks sorting any sort of structure to our days but I did devise this letter recognition game for the children earlier this week which they both loved so I thought I’d share it here.
To set up this simple letter recognition game I used a pack of sticky notes and wrote the 26 letters of the alphabet out – I wrote in both upper and lower case. I then printed this letter formation sheet from Twinkl (this is a free resource) and sorted out some small alphabet stamps.
I then placed the sticky notes along our doors in the dining room and popped a large alphabet poster on the floor.
I then asked the children to find a letter each from the sticky notes and then match it up to the letter on the alphabet poster. They had lots of fun doing this. Mr D is pretty good on his letter recognition and it’s rare that he doesn’t know one, Miss E however is very hit and miss. She knows D and E but that’s about it. However she enjoyed playing this letter recognition game and it was lovely to see Mr D helping her to find the right letter and she was then able to match it up to the poster.
After they had matched the sticky note letter up to the corresponding letter on the poster they then found the stamp and stamped the letter on the ABC sheet. This was good for those fine motor skills as they manipulated the small stamp.
The children enjoyed this game and it is easy to extend it to simple words as their reading skills develop as well as also using numbers and sums.