Here’s a fun game that is perfect for preschool or kindergarten – Alphabet Bingo!
Add in a fun snack as a prize for people who get a bingo, and you have instant motivation!
Owen started out his school career a little more interested in workbooks than the other two boys were, but that has waned… He is in kindergarten this year. My expectations for kindergarten are (I think) very realistic – an hour or so of work each day, plus time being read to. We usually spend 20 minutes or so on formal writing and then play games that address academic skills or motor skills.
The other day, I made these alphabet bingo cards for him:
Then I put the letters A-Z on little pieces of paper for the “caller:”
Gresham played too so that we would have enough players. We all took turns being the caller while the other two players covered their bingo cards. We used buttons for markers.
Later in the day I happened upon Owen creating his own bingo card!
His card had a LOT of sections, and he worked very carefully remembering as many letters as he could and writing them on his card. 🙂
More ways to play:
- Play with letter sounds – the caller says a word, and players cover the letter that the word starts with.
- Number bingo – make cards with numbers. We’re going to do this one to practice all the “teen” numbers.
- Sight word bingo
More learning games for kindergartners: