#2843. Name Bingo

Reading/Writing, level: Kindergarten
Posted Tue Apr 8 12:24:43 PDT 2003 by Elizabeth Spann (e_sp61@hotmail.com).
EPIC Elementary, Birmingham, AL
Materials Required: Bingo markers, letter cards, sentence strips with children's names printed on them
Activity Time: 10-20 minutes
Concepts Taught: Recognizing capital and lower case letters

Give each child a sentence strip with his/her name printed on it and enough bingo markers to cover the letters in his/her name. Draw a letter from the letter cards and call out the name of the letter. At the beginning of the year, I hold up the capital and lower case letters for the children to see. Have the children mark the letter each time it appears in their names. Whoever covers their whole name first can shout "Bingo!" It seems that the short names would have an advantage, but it seems to work out