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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities
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  • Sound and Word Awareness / Listening Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Detection of Sound Equipment required:blindfold How to Play:A blindfolded student stands in the middle of the circle of students. A child in the circle makes a sound / says a word. The blindfolded child identifies the student who made the sound.
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Sound and Word Awareness / Listening Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Musical Statues Equipment required:music (recorded or played) How to Play:Students move freely to the music. When the music stops the children must freeze. The last child to freeze is out. The winner is the student left after ever child has been eliminated.
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Sound and Word Awareness / Listening Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Repeat Teacher Equipment required:None How to Play:Teacher tells the students a sequence of numbers, animals, names, colours etc. Student/s repeat the sequence back to the teacher
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Sound and Word Awareness / Listening Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Sound Discrimination Equipment required:Items for creating noises How to Play:Students listen to two sounds (eyes closed) whistle, bell, clap etc, Students identify if the sounds are the same or different Repeat this with words NB This activity can provide some initial information about student hearing loss.
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Sound and Word Awareness / Listening Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Sound Discrimination 2 Equipment required:Instruments How to Play:Teacher uses a hidden triangle, drum, tambourine link a movement to each instrument (eg marching = drum, shaking = tambourine, tiptoe = triangle) When the children here each instrument they move to match it.
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Sound and Word Awareness / Listening Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Clapped Rhythm Equipment required:None How to Play:Teacher claps a simple rhythm pattern. Students copy the rhythm. Students can be selected to lead the rhythm.
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Sound and Word Awareness / Listening Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Making Sounds Equipment required:Tissues How to Play:Teacher makes a single phoneme / sound. Students copy the sound. Students feel their throat, cheeks etc as they are making the sound. Eg mmm Students watch each other create phonemes watching what is happening with tongue, lips Students hold a tissue in front of their mouth, and identify if a sound uses breath or not eg p yes, n no
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Sound and Word Awareness / Listening Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Whats Left Equipment required:None How to Play:Teacher says a number of compound words. Then identifies one of the words which make up the compound word. Eg rainbow bow The student identifies the word that is left. Eg rain. Other words Starfish, midnight, cowboy, sandpit, hilltop,
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Sound and Word Awareness / Listening Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Compound Words Equipment required:None How to Play:Teacher identifies a word. Students make up as many compound words using this word. Eg book bookshelf, bookbag Foot football, footpath Sun Sunday, sunrise, sunset
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Sound and Word Awareness / Listening Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Syllables Equipment required:None How to Play:Teacher models clapping out the beat of syllables in words particularly words from familiar texts Students join in clapping out the syllables with teacher. Students lead in the clapping of syllables.
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Rhyming Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Rhyming Pairs Equipment required:None How to Play:Teacher says two words, then identifies if the words rhyme or not (hold up yes/no card, or make a ding sound for yes/ bahbow sound for no Students identify if the words rhyme or not Student can lead the rhyming game Variation: Teacher says three words Students identify the word that doesnt rhyme.
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Rhyming Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Rhyming Snap Equipment required:Cards with rhyming pairs How to Play:Students play snap Students win when they snap on rhyming pairs
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Rhyming Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Rhyming Match Equipment required:Images of a variety items How to Play:Teacher says a word Students identify an image/word which rhymes with the word Students can take on the role of teacher identifying a word for the students to find a rhyme with
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Rhyming Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Rhyming in Texts Equipment required:familiar texts How to Play:Students identify words that rhyme in familiar texts. Students can develop rhyming games based on the texts.
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Rhyming Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Oral Rhyming Equipment required:None How to Play:Teacher says a word Students provide a rhyming word, orally
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Rhyming Games Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Finish the Rhyme Equipment required:None How to Play:Teacher says a sentence / poem. Eg there once was a cat who was very Students provide a rhyming word to complete the sentence eg. fat
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Beginning Sounds / Alliterations Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Same or Different Equipment required:None How to Play:Teacher says two or a series of words. Students identify if the words start with the same initial sound (Yes/No) Students identify the initial sound of each series of words with the same initial sound.
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Beginning Sounds / Alliterations Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Minimal Pairs Equipment required:None How to Play:Students hold a tissue in front of their mouth. Teacher identifies minimal pairs (k/g, t/d, p/b) Students say the minimal pairs and identify the difference when speaking into a tissue. Place finger on the front of the throat and identify the way our voice vibrates for the following minimal pairs (s/z. sh/zh, ch/j)
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Beginning Sounds / Alliterations Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Whats The Sound Equipment required:None How to Play:Teacher says a word Students identify the starting sound Students take on the teacher role says a word Other students identify initial sounds
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Beginning Sounds / Alliterations Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:Students Name Equipment required:None How to Play:Students group themselves according the first sound in their first name Students group themselves according to the first sound in their surname.
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Beginning Sounds / Alliterations Source: Early Childhood Listening and Speaking Games and Activities Compiled by Kelly Birkett 2005 Activity:I Spy Equipment required:A selection of objects (familiar for ESL students) How to Play:A selection of common objects (each with a different starting sound) are put on display for the whole class to see. One student is selected to go first, saying: I spy with my little eye something beginning with The group call out the object beginning with that sound.
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  • Early Years Oral Games & Activities Beginning Sounds / Alliterations Sourc