A twist on an old classic, try our version of I-Spy in a bottle with our Simple Sensory Alphabet Bottle Game.
Materials Needed for your own Alphabet Bottle Game
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A jar with a lid
Rice, lentils or something similar as a filler
I-Spy is a classic game, that can be played ANYWHERE! The same can be said for our bottle version.
How to use your Sensory Alphabet Bottle
- Select a variety of single letter graphemes and mix together with your filler. Secure the lid.
- Shake the bottle to uncover a letter.
- Take turns to find objects, colours, other words that begin with that sound.
- Shake again and find another letter.
Extending your Sensory Alphabet Bottle Game with your Child
CHALLENGE 1: Instead of using the letters to find the starting sound of a word, challenge them to find words where the chosen sound is in the middle or at the end. For example, ‘n’ could be the initial sound for ‘neck’, or the middle sound in ‘ant’ or the ending sound of ‘hen’.
CHALLENGE 2: Make it a competition. Each player has to collect objects that are words that have that sound. The player with the largest pile is the winner.
CHALLENGE 3: Make it a writing competition. Each player has a whiteboard or a piece of paper and pen. Use a timer. The player who comes up with the most words in the time limit is the winner.
CHALLENGE 4: Glue together 2 or 3 letters to include digraphs(‘ee’, ‘ch’, ‘sh’ and so on) and trigraphs (such as ‘igh’) in the mix too.
TOP TIP: If your child has a sound they have been finding tricky, such as ‘sh’ then make sure you include those, as well as ones your little reader knows to boost their confidence.