For the last few days, we’ve been bingo-nutty, and this awesome site I stumbled across a few weeks ago has been fuel for our fire. It’s been a gold mine of cool things to do with both my own kiddos and the students I tutor.
One of Maddy and Owen’s favorites from the site so far (of course!) has been Alphabingo:
- Alphabingo: Yep, same deal as most bingo games, but I love this one because it uses lowercase letters and animal pictures for each letter. You’ll need the Alphafriends sheet (that has all of the letters) and then Bingo Card 1, Card 2, and Card 3. I printed an extra Alphafriends sheet for both Maddy and Owen and added them to their writing centers in their rooms. They love these sheets, and once you take a look at them, you’ll see why.
First, I cut the letter cards from the Alphafriends sheet, then I cut apart the Bingo Boards. Before we began, we took a good look at the sheet–we laughed at the animal pictures and made sure we knew each animal.
Next, we each chose a board, grabbed a handful of the bingo chips, and got rolling. We played cover-all first, then we played four-in-a-row for game #2.
Like our Rockin‘ Rhyme Bingo last week, you flip the cards and then everyone checks their board to see if they have the letter on the card. These boards are a little bigger–16 boxes each–but the pictures and letters are clear, and it was a riot to say the letter and then the animal that went with it: p-pig/ f-fish/ c-cat/ etc. Seriously well done. I looooove a good find like this one and we’ll keep this close at hand for the next few weeks.
This game is a great way to both work on lowercase letters and beginning sounds, and your kiddos won’t even realize they’re learning something because they’ll think it’s just a game. Thanks, Santa Maria Bonita Schools, for helping me sneak in a little bit of learning today!