Today we did something engaging and fun as a way to review our letters and sounds with this candy land classroom ideas: Candy Land Letter And Sound Review! After our 26 days of ABC BOOTCAMP, we always build in a week of review for all letters and sounds. This week gives a chance to transition from ABC BOOTCAMP to Word Family Bootcamp while spending some time to practice all letters and sounds. So, I wanted to make this a fun, exciting and engaging day of learning. And that it was! And so much more!
WELCOME TO CANDY LAND!
Here’s the premise: make a GIANT candy land game to practice letters, sounds, identifying beginning sounds and writing letters. This means we’re hitting both phonics and phonemic awareness skills with this game.
Here’s how we made the game:
The game board is made of poster board. These are 22×28 inch poster board. Then we cut the boards in half. The pieces are taped together so they don’t move around. The rainbow on the wall are just plastic tablecloths from Wal-Mart!
How To Play Letter And Sound Candy Land
I wanted to review letters and sounds and keep everyone engaged. Here’s what I came up with: paper plate candy pieces. I bought rainbow plates from Wal-Mart. I attached letters and beginning sounds pictures. This allows us to work on letter recognition, sound identification and beginning sound identification.
Three kids played the game at a time. We had 1 person who was our spinner. The rest of the kids had whiteboards and dry erase markers. They were writing the letters. This kept everyone involved, engaged and learning! We used a spinner on our interactive white board. The “spinner” would spin the number spinner. If it is your turn, you move the number of spaces.
Then we identify the color you land on. We choose that color of plate. So you move 4 spaces, land on red so we choose a red plate. I held up the plate. Students identify the letter or picture. If it’s a letter on the plate, they say the letter and sound and write it. If it’s a picture, they identify the picture and beginning sound. And they write the letter on their board.
The game continued until one of the 3 players made it to the end and they won! We played the game until everyone had a turn to be a player. For us, we played for an hour and everyone as engaged, laughing and learning the entire time!
And of course, you MUST dress the part!
Candy Land Classroom Ideas: Green Screen
To celebrate our day in candy land, we used green screen technology to take our picture in Candy Land!
Here’s a video of our Candy Land Letter And Sound Review in action! The first clip is a reaction as the students arrived! The rest of the video shows us playing the game!
Check out these resources for more letter and sound review:
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