Today I have a fun Christmas Beginning Sound Bingo Game for you! You can also use this game to play “Pin the beginning sound ornament on the tree” game as well! We love games because they are fun and they help reinforce concepts. My mother used to play this game with her class. I am building a game like this for each holiday of the year. I hope you have fun playing it with your little people (or person!) Before we begin, I thought I would share with you my children’s favorite board games. We play games all the time in my home…here are some of our favorites!
Christmas Beginning Sound Bingo
Here are the rules for playing this Christmas Beginning Sound Bingo Game:
Print and laminate the tree you want/need.- You may want to have a sorting system so you know these are the Letter A pictures and this is the letter A tree. That way if you only want to play with certain letters you can easily pull them out. (You will have to remember after playing to sort again) NOTE: If you have other beginning sound games from us, these are the same pictures…so –no need to print/do the work twice! Also, I left blank trees so that you can laminate and add with a dry erase marker the letter you want…
This game is like Bingo! Each student gets a beginning letter card.
Choose a picture card randomly and call it out… If the letter begins with ‘b’ the student with the letter ‘b’ can place a tree with a bingo marker.
To make more challenging, you can cut do the vowel sounds… for the word families.. Use the A, E I, O, U tree and the use the pictures with the word family endings.
On each tree, the student should find 5 pictures to win.
Pin the Letter on the Tree Game Modification
You can also use these cards for Pin the Letter on the Tree game!
Choose which letter you would like to reinforce. Choose the pictures and letters that match the and play pin the sounds on the correct tree!
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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.