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Looking for inspiration - numbers and letters "games" for reception aged DS

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Chunkamatic Wed 03-Oct-12 21:16:41

DS1 came home from reception this afternoon and asked if we could play some numbers and letters games... Which I was keen to do, but then drew a bit of a blank!

He couldn't really explan what he meant but it was clearly more geared towards physical type games (mr wolf, hide & seek sort of thing) rather than written games.

I'm going to ask his teacher tomorrow, but just wondered if any teachers or parents had inspirational ideas that I could copy!

pudding25 Wed 03-Oct-12 21:24:05

Eye spy is a good one.

Chunkamatic Wed 03-Oct-12 23:21:50

Oh yes... So obvious but it didn't occur to me!

Bump for any more ideas?

SophiesMummySaid Wed 03-Oct-12 23:23:29


TodaysAGoodDay Wed 03-Oct-12 23:25:15

Not so much a game, but fun never the less. Do you have a digital camera? Get him to go round taking pics of things beginning with a certain letter.

Can you play games that involve a dice? Maybe snakes and ladders, ludo etc?

Leeds2 Thu 04-Oct-12 09:40:09

You could do something like a treasure hunt, where DS has to find things beginning with a particular letter.

Or a game of dominoes, if you have them.

FireOverBabylon Thu 04-Oct-12 09:45:53

Write letters on paper, cut them up and ask DS to stick them on an item starting with that letter, ask him to collect things you use as 1, in twos (shoes), three (knife, fork and spoon), etc.

gingercat12 Thu 04-Oct-12 13:07:38

Just found the Oxford Owl website Will have to check it out.

familyfun Thu 04-Oct-12 13:49:45

making letters out of playdough
painting letters on fence in water

Chunkamatic Thu 04-Oct-12 21:08:28

Thanks everyone some great ideas to be getting on with!

Chunkamatic Thu 04-Oct-12 21:17:59

Ooh gingercat that website is great, just what I was after! Thanks!

breadandbutterfly Fri 05-Oct-12 10:35:31

Add numbers on dice, cards.

Play bingo, snakes and ladders, card games...

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