I am all for using flashcards as teaching tools, but let's be honest here, flashcards can get B-O-R-I-N-G!
I like finding ways to make learning interesting and discovering fun ways to use flashcards. I like to make my own flash cards for the kids. It's
I'll share with you a few fun games for little ones who are just learning the alphabet.
Start by simply making the cards.
I made 2 cards for each letter, one upper-case and one lower-case. I like to make the vowels stand out, so I used a red marker for them.
We used the cards to play matching games. A correct match matches the upper and lower case letters together (A to a, B to b, C to c, etc.).
One of our favorite games is "Go Fish".
We also like to play games like "Memory Match"...
And a simple matching game.
For the matching game, I place all of the upper-case letters face up and in order. Then, I shuffle the lower-case cards and place them face down in a stack. My daughter draws the top letter and matches it to the correct upper-case letter. Simple and fun!
Other ways that we use these cards include:
- a simple recognition (or sound recognition) game using the game board here
- placing the cards near objects that begin with that letter
- using the vowel cards, find objects that use either the long or short sound, and sort them accordingly
- add an extra card and play "Old Maid"
What games do you like playing with alphabet flashcards?