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Listen and Pick a Letter

5 min2 participants

Explore, read, listen, understand and speak the sounds of letters in a two-person game setting.

Let's play!

Player 1 

  1. Pick 4 bricks from the bowl and place them near each other on the base plate.

  2. Read the letters silently.

  3. Make the sound of one of the 4 letters.

  4. Pass the base plate to player 2.

Player 2

  1.  Find the letter matching the sound made by player 1.

  2. Read it aloud.

  3. Remove the brick.

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate 

  • 10 letter bricks (“A” to “J”)

  • 1 bowl

Place the bricks in the bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • Allow enough time for brick exploration.

  • Choose letters of a child’s name, common object (p for piano, t for table…).

  • Reminder: letters can make multiple sounds.

Possible variations

  • Place bricks in different arrangements.

  • Change the number of letters.

  • Change the number of players or work in pairs.

  • Choose letters relative to current curriculum.

  • Make a sound and find the matching letter in the bowl.

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Children will develop these holistic skills

cognitive skills

  • Discover the function of the written word: Identify letters and their order and then, depending on the letter, its sound value

creative skills

  • Make the sound of a letter and count the phonic syllables of a word
  • Express self through music: Explore vocal sounds

emotional skills

  • Solicit information/assistance from appropriate persons in various settings

Did you know?

  • An iterative activity gives learners the opportunity to explore and investigate new concepts: to try, and fail, and try again. They can also share their ideas with each other and revise them.

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