2013. make + take: sounds all around.
materials: alphabet mat, scrabble tiles
in kindergarten, we practice our letters, sounds, and words everyday. we work as a whole group, in small groups, pairs, or individually depending on the activity.
letter sounds play an important role in reading and writing. each letter has a sound and sounds work together to create words. words make sentences and sentences make stories.
“sounds all around” is a phonics game for children who identify their letters. it features doodles for all 26 letters and 4 blends (sh, ch, th, ph). students match scrabble letters to the correct pictures. you can also use magnetic letters or plastic letter beads and substitute capital letters with lowercase ones.
i am selling the alphabet mat in my etsy shop— all proceeds go towards buying books for my classroom. if you don’t want to purchase the mat, the game can be recreated using magazine pictures, clip art, or your own drawings for each letter. either way, i hope you find the game fun (and useful) for your little ones.