Circle and Erase ... {An Easy Game}


I love when something is so easy and engaging.  I honestly have no idea why the kids like this activity so much, but I'm not complaining.  It doesn't require the printer, the copier, or the laminator, so it's all good for me.  

And I wish I had a fancier or more clever name to share with you, but we just call it the "Circle and Erase" game.  (And, psst, it's not actually a game.  There are no rules and no losers.  But the kids think it's a game, so yay!)

This group of kids is working on recognizing letters and sounds, so I write random letters on the easel and then begin with the circling prompts:

"Circle the a."
"Circle the m."
"Circle the letter that comes after d."

When they're finished recognizing the letters, we take turns erasing them based on a given sound:

"Erase the letter that makes the sound /s/."
"Erase the letter that makes the sound at the beginning of hat."

Yep.  That's it. 

But the kids love it.  It's as fast-paced as you want it to be, so it's perfect for a quick little warm-up or review.  

And if you come up with a better name for it, let me know.  

Until then, happy teaching!

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