Are you holding a Valentine’s Day party for kids? If so, then you need this alphabet game! Valentine Alphabet Bingo is a fun way to practice letter recognition and sounds with a holiday flair.
GETTING READY TO PLAY VALENTINE 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 the sets. You could laminate the boards if you want to use them for years to come.
Give each child a handful of counters. We used candy hearts. You could also use counting cubes, crackers or buttons.
PLAYING VALENTINE ALPHABET BINGO
Have the kids cover up their free spot (Love Monster) 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, “VALENTINE” 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 VALENTINE READING
Of course, you also need to read a Valentine book or two to the kids too after playing.
One of my very favorite books to share near Valentine’s Day is Valentine Bearsby Eve Bunting. The bears are hibernating but Mrs. Bear wants to make sure she doesn’t sleep through holiday because she has special plans for Mr. Bear.
My other favorite is The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond. Cornelia Agusta collects hearts and gives them to special friends. It’s a fun book to read and then have the kids make their own cards.
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