Play the Hidden Letters Game
Materials needed for the Hidden Letters game:
- Index cards
- Envelopes (one per child)
- Name cards
Hidden Letters is a game to play with preschool children to help them practice spelling their names and continuing to practice letter recognition.
Teacher preparation for the game:
Use index cards to create letter cards for this game. To do so, simply print one letter of the alphabet on each card. Include multiple cards of each letter, especially those which are commonly used. Be sure to make at least as many letters as the children have in their names.
Hide the letter cards throughout the room before the children arrive.
How to play Hidden Letters:
Provide each child with an empty envelope and a name card which shows how to correctly spell his or her name. Then, ask the kids to search the room for the letters. Have them place only the ones needed to spell out their names inside their envelope.
Allow the children to keep the envelope of letters for future practice with spelling their names. These letters may also be placed in the mailbox for safe keeping.