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Printable Letter Recognition Games

Teaching recognition of lowercase and uppercase letters and letter sounds is an important step in preparing your students to learn to read. The Alphabet Dice and Spinner Games allow children to practice identifying, matching, and writing uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet as well as learning to identify beginning sounds in an interactive and hands-on way. These printable letter recognition games are versatile and can be played in several ways and are suitable for one or two players. To prepare the letter games all you need to do is print the mats or worksheets and add the activities to your literacy centers or use them in small group work.

Alphabet Dice and Spinner Games Main Image

The Printable Letter Recognition Games are divided by letters and sounds:

Letters:

  • abcdef
  • ghijklm
  • nopqrst
  • uvwxyz

Sounds:

  • satipn
  • cehlr
  • dgkmo
  • bfjqu
  • vwxyz

For each group of letters and sounds there are three different games that can be played:

  • Alphabet 4 in a Row
  • Alphabet Bump
  • Alphabet Race
  • Beginning Sounds 4 in a Row
  • Beginning Sounds Bump
  • Beginning Sounds Race

Let’s have a look at the games in action.

ALPHABET MATCH

With the letter matching games, players will roll a dice and move their counter the matching number of spots around the game board. Then, the player will place a marker on the matching uppercase or lowercase letter. Players can play the game as 4 in a Row or Alphabet Bump.

In the Alphabet 4 in a Row Game, the aim of the game is for a child to get 4 matches in a row. Children roll a die and move a marker around the outside of the game board. Then the player puts a marker on the matching letter in the center of the game board. This game can be play individually or in pairs.

In the Alphabet Bump Game, the aim of the game is for a student to cover the highest number of matching letters of the alphabet. If another player lands on the same letter of the alphabet, they can bump the other player and remove their marker. A player cannot be bumped if they have 2 markers on a letter.

Alphabet Letter 4 in a Row Game

The games also come in a worksheet version. In this single-player game, students roll a dice, move the counter the matching number of spots, and trace the matching letter of the alphabet in the center of the game board.

Alphabet Letter Tracing Game

The Alphabet Match games include printables for uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Alphabet uppercase and lowercase letter games

Students can practice writing the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Alphabet uppercase and lowercase letter tracing games

In the Alphabet Race Game, players spin the spinner and race around the game board by moving their marker to the matching letter of the alphabet. Nominate how many laps around the game board players have to complete to win the game.

Alphabet letter spinner game

BEGINNING SOUND MATCH

For the Beginning Sounds Match Games, players roll a dice and move their counter the matching number of spots around the game board. The player will place a marker on the picture with the matching beginning sound in the center of the gameboard. Players can play the game as 4 in a Row or Beginning Sound Bump.

Beginning Sounds game

The aim of the Beginning Sounds 4 in a Row Game is for a child to get 4 matches in a row. Children roll a die and move a marker around the outside of the game board. Then the player puts a marker on the picture with the matching beginning sound in the center of the game board. This game can be played individually or in pairs.

Beginning sounds color and worksheet games

For the Beginning Sounds Bump Game, the aim is to cover the highest number of pictures with the matching beginning sound. If another player lands on the same sound, they can bump the other player and remove their marker. A player cannot be bumped if they have 2 markers on a picture.

The games include versions with lowercase and uppercase letters and can be printed in color or as a worksheet.

Beginning sounds uppercase and lowercase letter games

In the Beginning Sounds Race Game, players spin the spinner and race around the game board by moving their marker to the picture with the matching beginning sound. Nominate how many laps around the game board players have to complete to win the game.

Beginning Sounds spinner game

The Alphabet Dice and Spinner Games are ideal for Kindergarten students. They can be used with individual students or played in pairs.

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