Alphabet & Phonics

By Cheyanne Bardsley, 19 March, 2018

This game as a bit if prep, but if made and laminated the cards can be used for a number of games in the future. The game plays like the classic card game WAR (may be known by other names).

Print and laminate (I recommend having a colored backing to limit cheating) a deck of alphabet cards for each pair of students. I use a deck consisting of each letter 2x

By Joy Sung, 22 December, 2017

IMPORTANT: Make sure the HRT makes the students cut their alphabet cards out before class!

After reviewing the alphabet and the grammar point "What ~ do you want?" demonstrate how to play the game with the HRT (or a student volunteer). 

By Georgia Troha, 28 April, 2017

Tired of ugly bingo cards? Want some color in your life?

Look no further! Thanks to this wonderful website you can now have beautiful, colorful lowercase alphabet cards in your life. (Uppercase alphabet file available on their website as well.)

Laminate them and use them forever!

By Joy Sung, 13 April, 2017

1. Once you have explained and demonstrated the rules, have the students move their desks into groups of 4. (Lunch groups are fine too, but be sure to keep the numbers within 3-5 students per group.) 

2. Have each student take out a pencil (colored is okay!) and an eraser (or something similar to use as a game piece).

3. Give each student an ABC Bingo Card and have them write their names. 

4. Give each group an ABC Sugoroku game sheet and  a 6-sided die. 



By Stephanie Swan, 23 March, 2017

Each student has a copy of the target words and has practiced them in previous lessons.  Read and repeat the words once as a warm-up.

By Natalie Barbieri, 22 March, 2017


1. Sing the alphabet song. Even though your students may not be very active during the song, you still should stay upbeat and entertaining.

  • If your school does not have a CD with English songs, you can easily find one on the Internet or iTunes.

2. Review the letters of the alphabet.

By David Dowell, 26 July, 2016


  1. Make large capital letter cut-outs from card stock.
By Clayton McIntosh, 20 July, 2016

This is an activity to make Christmas words with alphabet cards.

Make 8 teams (lunch groups) and get the students to turn their desks to face each other. Give each team a set of laminated alphabet cards (see attachment) and make them spread the letters across the tables.

By Annabel Mott, 20 July, 2016

Students form letters of the alphabet with their bodies, in pairs. This activity was adapted from the Body Alphabet activity on JHS Englipedia.

By Karina Rodrigues, 15 July, 2016


  1. Explain to the students that each letter of the alphabet will be represented by a different number. (A = 1, B = 2, c =3, and so on.) Once students understand this, give them an example problem on the blackboard to work out.  For example: 3-1-20, once deciphered, reads as "CAT."
  2. Split the class into two or more equal teams. Each team should have the same number of students so that everyone in the classroom has a chance.
By Jovel Morgan, 16 June, 2016


The students play in teams (rows or groups) and they play in rotations within their team.

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