FLASHCARD GAMES: Young children – two or more

FLASHCARD GAMES: Young children – two or more

Flashcards can be a great way to introduce new words to young children to give them a very clear understanding of the word or concept.
Making it fun by using games and activities will keep the child engaged and interested.

Touch
Lay the flashcards on a table or the floor picture side up.
Call out a word.
Children compete to be the first one to grab or touch the card.
If they touch it, they keep it.
The game continues until all the cards have been picked up.

Spin the Bottle
Sit the children in a circle with a bottle in the middle.
(You can use a water filled plastic bottle for safety)
Spin the bottle.
The child the bottle is pointing to is shown a flashcard and asked to say what it is.
If the answer is correct then that child can spin the bottle.

Racer
Stick flash cards all around a room.
Say one of them and get the child (children) to go to it.
If there is more than one child, get the child who got it right to name another card.
Keep going until all the cards have been named and found.

Where is it?
Put a few cards on a table.
Ask the children to find one of the cards.
The first child to find point to the card and describe it wins.

Find it
This game works with household items or food that you have in your house.
Put a few cards on a table.
Point to one of the cards and ask the child to find it.
For example if you have a clothes set of cards, point to the ‘Trousers’ flashcard.
The first child to find and bring you a pair of trousers wins a point.