This fall ABC game is quick to prepare and fun for kids to play. After seeing how much fun the girls were having learning to flick and spin acorns outside recently, I knew they’d love a learning activity that incorporated that new skill.
To play simple print out the ABC game using the download link at the end of this post. Then grab an acorn and a tray. We used a baking sheet, but anything to contain the acorn a bit will work.
Then get rolling! As Tinker rolled the acorn she stopped to name the letter it landed on (or the letter it was closest to). She experimented with rolling it slowly, rolling it quickly (to see it bounce of the sides of the tray), flicking it, and spinning it between her fingers. While it was probably all of this experimentation that kept her most engrossed in the game, she also did a ton of letter practice as she sat and played.
Depending on your focus for the activity you can practice naming the letters, letters sounds, or a word beginning with the letter. The free printable includes both uppercase and lowercase alphabet sets.
Extend the Learning with Literature
Reading ABC books about fall can be a great way to build upon the learning in this ABC game.
More Fall Fun
For more fall fun and learning visit our fall activities page.