Let's Play! - Games That Teach
Let's Play | Bucket | Shine | Show
Me | Flippers | Puzzlers
Stomp | Ogre | Concentration | Catch | Letter
WHY? letters, words, math facts, and other
WHAT? small can with a smooth edge (such as
one from chips, frosting),
poster board cut into 30 - 2 1/2" x 5" rectangles, markers, construction
HOW? Cover the can with construction paper
and draw a silly ogre face similar
to the one shown on the can.
On the bottom of 26 cards print the letters of
the alphabet. On the other four cards draw the face of an ogre. You can download
four Ogre cards by clicking here.
the cards in the can with the letters and faces towards the bottom of the
can. Have the children sit in a circle.
One at a time, children hold the
can and pull out a card and identify the letter on the bottom. (You can
also ask them to reproduce the sound or think of a word that starts with
When a child chooses a card with an Ogre on it, they get
make a mean face and growl as they return all their cards to the can.
Continue passing the can until there is one person left.
Hint! If children can't identify the information on their card, let them "phone a friend" for the answer.
MORE? Adapt this game for words, numerals, math facts, colors, shapes,
skills you are working on.
Allow children to play this game in small groups or check it out and
take it home to play with their parents.
You can change this game for different holidays or units of study.
example, in October you could use skeleton stickers and the children could "shake their bones;" in December use Santa pictures and go "Ho-
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