Materials: none required, but a vocabulary sheet with words related to the topic is helpful
Time: 3+ minutes
Basic idea: Students try to come up with words which start with letters in sequence of the alphabet.
- Choose a topic (occupations, animals, countries and cities, etc).
- Take turns coming up with words that start with each letter of the alphabet.
Student 1: Artist
Student 2: Bartender
Student 3: Coach
Student 4: Dentist
Student 1: Ant
Student 2: Beaver
Student 3: Cat
Student 4: Dog
- The game is over when a person or team can’t come up with a word for their letter within a given amount of time.
- For larger classes, you can split students into groups and have the groups play against each other—this allows them to pool their ideas—or have individuals play against each other within each group.
Download a full list of occupations that start with each letter of the alphabet here.