Getting children to revise their alphabets – writing and sounds is always tricky. How many of us would want to mindlessly write pages of letters or keep reciting A says, B says etc? I have been doing frequent revision at Kanhas and I had to come up with lots of fun revision games. Here are a few of them.
1. Pictionary – I draw a picture on the board and the kids take turns to guess the picture and then write the first letter of that picture on the board. They also draw the pictures themselves and ask others to guess.
2. I had all the letters on my wall. So I would ask them “Jack, Jack do you see the letter B on the wall? ” and they had to reply ” yes, yes b says /b/” the whole thing is to be said in a sing-song way. . The kids loved this.
3. Picture I spy – I gave them a picture printout – This was a scene with lots of different objects in it. They had to tell me what they saw and what it begins with. Then write the letter on the object in the picture. Colouring the picture later on added to the fun.
4. Alphabet trains – We made a train from Flash cards. Each child coloured his rectangular card and made large windows to create one car of the train. We put 1 alphabet on each car of the train. The kids were then given pictures of different objects. They had to match the pictures to the correct alphabet car. Basically, they had to fill the train with all these passengers and make sure each one sits in the correct car!