Literacy Games

Offline Literacy Activities:

Here are some ideas for you to try: (inspired by Ann George as part of  the Joyful Literacy initiative developed by Dr. Janet Mort)

  • Play “I Spy”. (I spy with my little eye a letter that is in your name or I spy with my little eye the letter “c” on the cereal box or I spy with my little eye something that makes the “ssss” sound from the letter “s”.
  • Using objects found in nature (sticks, leaves, rocks etc.), write your name, some words, a message or poem and take a picture.
  • Make up a letter dance and some music to go with it.
  • Search for letters older newspapers/magazines and circle the letters.
  • Look for the letters of the alphabet in around the house or in nature. Take pictures of them to create your name.
  • Make a list of 26 things in your house, one for each letter of the alphabet – a/apple, b/book, c/cat etc.
  • Collect little things that you see throughout your house. Try to collect one thing for every letter of the alphabet (e.g. A – ant, B – beach glass, K – kite string, Y – yellow dandelion).

More ideas in MPSD’s K-2 2019/2020 Joyful Literacy Summer Reading Guide:

Online Literacy Games :

English Alphabet Games: 

English Sight Words:

English Letter Games:

English Sounds, Rhyming: 

English Alphabet and Phonics: (free limited use of site, paid member = full use of site)

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