I am so happy about this letter sounds alphabet board game. It turned out to be a very effective way to teach letter sounds while developing counting skills and more. It is one of our favorite alphabet activities!
I decided to make this game board because Evan loves to play board games; especially ones that involve rolling dice – like this fun Roll and Dot the Letter Alphabet Activity, this Roll a Color Alphabet Game and this Rainbow Hop Letter Sounds Game. This game is so effective because it requires children to practice letter sounds over and over again while keeping it fun and playful.
Related read: Alphabet Games for Preschool and Kindergarten
Letter Sounds Alphabet Game
Evan really had no clue he was committing those letter sounds to memory. He just had a blast playing the game! He also worked on counting at the same time. I love it when I can combine several subjects or skills into one activity!
Update: We’ve now played this many, many times and it is still a favorite! My kids just love it and I use it to review a variety of skills. I am thinking of new ways to use it all the time.
Setting Up the Alphabet Board Game
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Alphabet Game Board – Black and white version at end of post
1. Print out the game board.
2. Write a letter in each dot on the page. I chose to focus on the letters A-E because those are the ones we’ve been reviewing over the last 2 weeks. This is totally up to you. If your child is just beginning to learn letter sounds, you may want to only include 2 or 3 letters on the game board. If your child knows most of the letters sounds you could do even more than I did. However, I wouldn’t do too many at once or else your child might not land on each letter enough times to really review or memorize the letter sounds.
I wrote them all in uppercase this time. I plan to play this game with him again tomorrow and we will do all lowercase letters. After that we will do lowercase and uppercase at the same time.
Playing the Letter Sounds Alphabet Board Game
1. Both players will put their game piece on the yellow star.
2. The first player will roll the die and then move their game piece that many spaces. When they land on the space then must then identify the letter and say the sound that letter makes. You may have to help your child if they are just learning the letter sounds. I don’t penalize him for not knowing the sound. If you use this with older kids who feel like there should be some penalty for not knowing the letter sound, you could just have them move back one or two spaces each time they don’t know the sound.
3. The next player goes through the same process described in step 2.
4. The first player to get the end of the game board, wins!
The game lasts a perfect amount of time for young kids. Sometimes Evan loses interest before a game is over, but not with this one. I also think it would be an excellent addition to school literacy centers!
Click here >>>> for the black and white game board or click the Download button below for the Rainbow dot game board!
Get my Alphabet Printable Pack
Are you looking for alphabet printables that are both fun and effective for kids? Then you have come to the right place! I wanted to develop a fun set of hands-on printables that would be great for pre-k and kindergarten students to use to learn the alphabet. And they also had to be activities that would be simple and easy for teachers and parents to set up and use.
These alphabet printables and activities are perfect for preschool and kindergarten students. They cover letter recognition, letter sounds and more! With over 300 pages of printable alphabet activities, this printable pack is sure to keep the kids engaged!
They would be great to use in alphabet or literacy centers in the classroom as well as at home with parents. Save time prepping and planning fun ways to teach the alphabet. These alphabet printables and activities are going to make it so much easier on you!
If you buy this pack, you will have a bunch of pre-planned alphabet activities and games for your kids or students to enjoy! This will require little prep from you. Just print, cut and laminate (if you would like).
I even made many of the printables in a way that would limit the amount of cuts you need to make. All in an effort to make this as quick and easy as possible for you!
I hope you and your kids enjoy it!
Head over to my Alphabet Activities page for even more fun, hands-on letter learning ideas!
Here are some more alphabet games for preschoolers!
Letter and Sounds Game – another version of this game that I shared on The Measured Mom.