Beginning sounds Bingo is one of the funnest ways for children to review the sounds each letter makes. Each card is a collection of pictures starting with different letter sounds.
Although each letter (except X) is on several cards, the picture for specific letters changes. That way changing cards for a new game makes it a whole new experience.
There are 15 bingo cards to choose from so playing with a group is made easy.
Print the bingo cards on card-stock paper and laminate for added durability. This ensures the cards will be sturdier for lots of extended play.
*It helps to name the pictures before beginning play. This makes it easier for the kids to find the correct picture.
*Make it easy on the younger children! If you call out the letter "C" and they call the jacket a coat... let them cover the picture. As long as they are naming an object that does begin with the letter, let them have credit.
Start by printing out the letters for the caller. You may want to place a line under the W so it is not confused with the M.
Notice there is no X. This is due to the fact that there are not many objects that begin with the letter X.
Use whatever you have on hand for markers. We used Cheerios.
Let the children choose the card of their choice and start playing. First one to cover all the pictures wins!
Plan for enough time to play several rounds. Kids truly seem to enjoy this game. Also, make sure there is plenty of time for the children to look over their card well as each letter is called. Give younger children helpful pointers to make sure they don't miss out on covering a picture.
Anytime learning can be turned into a game, the more fun children are likely to have. They are also more likely to remember the information if they have enjoyed the way lessons are taught. Remember then, that there are many ways to teach the letter sounds.
Here's a few more ways to try...