Sunday, January 1, 2012

Jumping Bean Games

Here is a little letter recognition and phonics game that my kiddos love to play.  During circle time I place the deck of cards on the floor – it consists of all of the letters, with separate cards for upper and lowercase and 6 “extra” cards (the jumping bean). On each child’s turn, they flip up a card, say the name of the letter and then the sound that it makes. If they pull a jumping bean card, they get to stand up and yell “jumping bean!” and jump up and down.  It’s super simple, helps with their letter recognition and phonics, and gets a little bit of energy out of them to boot!

I use the same technique for sight words and double-digit number recognition as well.

Good fun!


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