Slap It (numbers, alphabet, vocabulary)
This one is great for a quick review in a competitive environment. This is to practice letters/numbers etc. after you have already introduced them. It is a more passive activity, so great for controlled practice.
- Write the letters of the alphabet on the board (in order or mixed).
- Ask two participants to come to the front and stand in front of the board.
- Explain that you are going to announce a letter/number and they need to “slap it” when they find it on the board. Call out as many letters/numbers until one of the people has 3 points (or 5 etc). The winner remains standing and a new challenger comes up to the board.
- Repeat until everyone has had a chance to challenge the winner. The last person standing is the “number champion/alphabet champion” etc.
If you want to mix it up a bit, have one of the participants be the “caller” and do the exercise again (or on another day).
For other vocabulary, call out: where is the X?