Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Here’s another self-check game that can be used at the beginning of the year for learning friends’ names and later on for phonics and math.

What? spatula or pancake turner, corrugated cardboard, fun foam, markers, students’ pictures

Why? names, letters, sounds, math facts, contractions, antonyms, etc.

When? Small group, center

How? Cut 3 ½” circles out of cardboard or fun foam. Write uppercase letters on one side and lowercase letters on the other. Place the circles on the floor or a table. Children name the letter on one side, and then flip it over to self-check.

*Write words on one side and glue matching pictures on the back.

*Write children’s names on one side and glue their picture on back.


*Put pictures on one side and initial consonants or vowels on back.

*Write questions on the front and the answer on the reverse side.

*Write antonyms on opposite sides.

*Write two words on the front and the contraction on the back.

*Write the word in Spanish on one side and the English translation on the back.