My sister Martha made this alphabet game and sent it to my kids. We played it today and they thought it was lots of fun! For Aaron it was a major learning experience as we haven't worked on letters a whole lot yet. Sometimes he would know what letter the sound came from but often not. And he can't recognize all the letters yet but he was getting better as the game went on. It was also helpful for Jonathan as sometimes he struggles with what sound goes with what vowel.
Though this game would be pretty economical to make (Martha used cardstock in a variety of colors but you wouldn't have to be that fancy) and not all that hard it can provide many hours of good educational fun.
To make the game you have bingo cards with a grid drawn on them and the letters in each box. (the C and K share a box for the hard C sound.) One grid of letters is cut up to make letters to draw and then call. To win the player must get either 5 in a row or fill each corner and the middle.
Thanks Aunt Martha for a fun new activity!! I thought this project fit nicely for "thrifty green Thursday" as it is thrifty and can also be very green when you use what you have to make a simple but fun game!
Have you made any homemade games (or had one given to you like us) ? I would love to hear your ideas.