- Write the letter of the Alphabet on the white sticker or directly onto the cups.
- Model how to play in whole group or small group setting.
- Have the children close their eyes.
- Place the eyeball/Halloween treat under one of the cups.
- Chant, “Eye Spy, I Spy.”
- Children open their eyes.
- Call on students one at a time to guess which cup is hiding the eyeball.
- Students read letter of the cup where they think the eyeball/treat is.
- Students lift the cup to see if they are right
- Game continues until the eyeball/treat is found.
- Repeat game again.
- They can keep the treat, only if they manage to say a word which starts with it as soon as they find it!
All in all…These cups take up less room and work great for letters, words, and numbers too. The students can:
- Say the letter.
- Say the sound.
- Name something that begins with the letter.
- Put the cups in ABC order first.
Alphabet Memory Game on…pumpkin templates!
- Put the pumpkin picture cards aside. Mix up all of the uppercase and lowercase cards.
- Place them face down on the table or floor in a grid-like pattern.
- Have a student choose two pumpkin cards anywhere on the grid.
- Are the letters a match? Big A with little a? If so, that student gets to remove those cards from play and keep them for his/her team . He also gets to go again!
- If they don’t match, turn them back over, and the next person/team goes. Even if the cards don’t match, encourage your students to remember where those cards are in case they need to find them again!
- Keep playing until all of the cards have been matched. The team with the most matches wins the game.
Game 2: Letter Sounds Memory Game with Halloween vocabulary!
This game is played the same way except you use one set of alphabet cards and the Halloween picture cards. Try to make a match by finding the picture’s beginning letter!
Set a timer for a few minutes and see how many matches he can get.
Although we are using the box for alphabet identification, he can EASILY be changed into a number or color monster!
A nice Halloween ABC variation that my students love, has to do with a….Monster!!
I was inspired to create this last year reading an interesting blog post and I thought I’d share it if anyone would like to use it. I just print a copy for each team . Then I laminate it and tape it onto a fly swatter with the middle part cut out. It can work as a letter monster, a word monster, or even a number monster. I also found a cute little rhyme to go with it.
Halloween words- Ladders to the MOON!
This is a simple game. First, I use tape to create the ladder or just draw it on the board . Then, I write down high Halloween words or put up flash cards with letters and sounds . The goal is to move all the way up the ladder. If you get the word/letter/sound right, you advance to the next rung. If you get it wrong, you fall all the way back to the bottom. Of course, it can work for kids on all levels and subjects. It can be used for vocabulary, reading, ….math facts – the possibilities are endless.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN IN CLASS!!