Here are a few games I use in my kingergarten class!
A. SWAT! Write a variety of letters of numbers on the board.
Using flyswatters, the children tap the sounds or letters dictated.
B. PAINT with WATER on blackboard. Name a sound, letter, or
number and they paint it. May have teams.
C. MATCHING game on board. Use letters, numbers, etc...and
they match. A b
D. FILL IN the alphabet letters. A__CDE__GHIJK__MNOP__R__T...
E. NAMING- Children name the letters in each row for practice.
F. ANIMAL FARM- Divide class into two teams. Give an animal
name, such as: duck, zebra, giraffe, lion, muskrat, beaver....
and they write the beginning sound!
G. CIRCLE GAME- Teacher writes many numbers or letters on
the board. The children circle the dictated ones.
H. ERASE- Same as the circle game, but they erase the letter called.
I. POINTER GAME- Teacher points to a shape, letter, etc and
the child tells what it is. May have two teams.
J. SENTENCE- Teacher writes a sentence on the board and the
children take turns pointing out specific letters.
K. CONSONANT OR VOWEL? After a sentence is written on the
board, the teacher calls students to circle all the consonants
or all the vowels he/she sees in that sentence. Erase and
write a new sentence.
L. NUMBER or ALPHABET BINGO
M. BELL GAME- Pass a number, alphabet, shape card etc around
a circle. When the teacher rings the bell, whoever has the
card must tell what he/she sees.
N. DICE GAME- Class sits in a circle and each child gets a turn
to roll the dice. If it's a letter, they name three things that
begin with that letter, and if it's a number, they must do
an easy activity that many times. Teacher decides activity.
May be things like: touching your head, moving your eyes
from side to side, walking around the tables, lifting your
tongue up and down, clapping, stomping, etc!
O. As a class, make ALPHABET WEBS on the board. Choose a
letter and they think of all the words that begin with it.
When done, you have a large word web!
P. STAND UP! This game is fun and can be used with any
concept. "IF you have red on, stand up!" "IF you have
5 letters in your name, stand up!" "IF you have 2 sisters,
stand up!" "IF you like painting, stand up!" "IF your b-day
is in April, stand up!".....
Q. NUMBER FUN! Have the children divide themselves up into
two teams. The teachers calls a number and the two players
must print that number on the board, and draw that many
items (they choose).