Words Games and Activities the Classroom
"I looked outside the window and saw... "
This is fun way to learn about alliteration. No resources are needed and can be done sitting on the mat or while the children are at their desks. It is intended for Year 5 children and above. This game can be done in pairs and then presented to the rest of the class.
2. Child 2 repeats "I looked outside the window and saw one" and says an adjective + noun starting with the letter 'b'. For example "I looked outside the window and saw two brown bananas. Notice that the number also changes.
3. Repeat the process until the class get to the end of the alphabet. If a child cannot use a letter of the alphabet, carry on to the next child.
The goal is to see how far the class can get through the alphabet before someone misses, either by forgetting to repeat previous responses, or by not being able to name two words for his/her letter of the alphabet.
If someone misses, the next player begins again with the next letter of the alphabet. For example if a child misses the letter 'i' the next child would start with 'j'. If the children want a challenge instead of starting at the next letter, start at the beginning of the alphabet again.