· pronounce the sound of the alphabet and give examples of words with that sound.
1. Collect enough egg cartons for the number of groups.
2. Prepare alphabet letter cards. There are 30 spaces in the egg carton so you can also add ‘ck’ ‘sh’, ‘ch’ and ‘ng’ phonemes to fill the box.
3. Put a phoneme in empty space.
1. Give each group the egg carton with the letters inside and a ping-pong ball
2. Students take turns to throw their ping-pong ball in the egg carton.
3. Students say a word that contains the sound of the letter that the ball lands in, for example the ball lands on ‘p’ they can say ‘pan’ or if it lands on ‘sh’ they can say fish.
4. Students can get marks for every word they say correctly.
Teacher says a phoneme and in groups students try to think of as many words as they can with that sound.
When using with stronger classes students can form sentences with the letters they land on for example if they land on ‘a’, ‘t’ and ‘b’ they can say ‘Ali bought a turtle.’
Picture cards can be used in place of letters and students name the picture they land in.
You can also use 5 cent coins instead of ping pong balls as they are easier to throw in the egg box.