How to have an alphabet board game with LEEP Racemats
This alphabet board game is a great way to make learning to read phonetically a little more fun for teachers and students a like. This is one of many ways we use our LEEP Racemats but as you can see in the video, not only do I play this game with students, I've also used it to teach my own children.
The Details About The Alphabet Board Game:
- A game takes between 5 and 10 minutes.
- This is a great way to teach and review phonics. We teach phonics with LEEP Letters. If you haven't downloaded a free set of LEEP Letters, you can find them here.
- This alphabet board game is best suited for young learners between the ages of 3 and 7.
- The only materials required are a LEEP Racemat, a coin, and a small toy for each player.
Here's How To Have An Alphabet Board Game:
- Before playing I like to warm my students up by using the LEEP Racemat to sing the ABC Song with Alphabet Sounds.
- Have each player pick a small toy to use as their game piece.
- Decide if you want to play on the upper or lowercase race track. I usually recommend the lowercase letters because they are much more common in everyday reading.
- Tell your students that if you flip a coin and it lands on heads players get move one space. If the coin lands on tails players move two spaces.
- As a player moves space to space they MUST say each letter's correct phonetic pronunciation followed by it's hinto word. E.g. C c caterpillar, d d don't.
- Make sure you are modeling each letter for your students and repeating any pronunciation problems.
- The first player to make it all the way from A - Z wins.
- After completing one round, if your students are still engaged, switch which version of the alphabet you are using (e.g. Lowercase to Uppercase) and repeat.
Alphabet Board Game: