Are you planning a holiday classroom party? Need some class games for the month? If so, then you need this alphabet game!
Reindeer Alphabet Bingo is a fun way to practice letter recognition and sounds with a Christmas flair.
GETTING READY TO PLAY REINDEER ALPHABET BINGO
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Materials Needed: alphabet bingo sheets (free printable below) and counters (candies, buttons, crackers, etc.)
Just print out the bingo sheets. I’ve included 8 FREE printable bingo boards that are in color. If you prefer a set of 20 in color and 20 in black and white, you can visit my TPT store and download both full sets for $1.50. Each board is different in all sets. You could laminate the boards if you want to use them for years to come.
20 COLOR AND 20 BLACK AND WHITE BINGO BOARDS
Give each child a handful of counters. We used red and green candies. You could also use counting cubes, crackers or buttons.
PLAYING REINDEER ALPHABET BINGO
Have the kids cover up their free spot (Rudolph) in the middle of the board.
Call out a letter. Each child should place a marker on the letter that is called. Get five in a row or column and call, “REINDEER” to win.
If the kids are ready to work on sounds, you can call a sound and then have the kids cover the letter that represents that sound.
A LITTLE REINDEER READING
Of course, you also need to read a reindeer book or two to the kids too after playing.
The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett is the story of a little girl who is trying to get the reindeer ready for Santa. But, her firm ways just aren’t working. Little Teeka learns that being gentle and helpful is the way to teach.
Then, there is the classic, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Check out this version illustrated by Antonio Javier Caparo.
Need some more Christmas literacy ideas? Check out these other posts.
*This post first appeared on Growing Book by Book 12/7/15.
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