So I’m now coming to the end of my Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course (yaaay!) and this week the theme in school was nursery rhymes. As I’m all for adopting a multi-sensory approach to teaching the children, I set up my own pick-a-pair game.
The children really enjoyed it, we said or sang the nursery rhymes as they found a pair of cards. I added a letter to each card and asked the children if they knew what the letter was, and if they could see anything on the picture that began with that letter (these are reception children, the game could be adapted to suit any age group, the theme can be changed and the letters could be changed to words e.g. for practising spellings).
Took a little bit of time to set up, but well worth the effort, and so easy, I just found pictures of nursery rhymes from the internet, stuck them onto a cereal box (making sure I stuck the picture to the printed side so the back of the cards were all plain), wrote on the letters and, hey presto! my bespoke pick-a-pair game, with the added advantage that it’s cheap as chips