Setup UK

UK
4+
1+
15 +
Contents
8 double-sided game boards, 99 letter tiles, 11 spare tiles, 1 fabric pouch
Setup
Carefully remove the game boards and
the letter tiles from the sheets. Put the 11
empty tiles aside: they are spares for possible lost tiles later on (write the missing
letter on both sides of the tile).
Game 1: Tico’s letter game
(one or more players)
Use: game boards and letter tiles
The child learns the letters in a fun way, and
little by little learns how to spell simple words
referring to the images.
Place the letter tiles in a pile in the middle
of the table. On the yellow and blue sides,
all/some of the letters are already given,
while the green and red sides are totally
blank. Start with the yellow sides where
all the letters are given. Practise spelling
by placing the correct letters on top of
the printed ones. Complete one side at a
time.
When the child knows how to place the
letters in the right places, it is time to
move on to the blue board, on which
some letters are given. Next, continue to
the green and red game boards, which do
not have any letters yet and are therefore more difficult.
Game 2: ABC worm
(1–2 players)
Use: letter tiles
Place the letter tiles in a pile in the middle
of the table. Practise the alphabet by picking tiles from the pile and putting them
in the correct alphabetical order, creating
a long ABC worm. If necessary, you can use
the pictures below to help with placing
the letters in the correct order.
If you want, you can have a race: who
will be the fastest one to make the ABC
worm?
Game 3: Word race
(2 or more players)
Use: letter tiles and fabric bag (plus pen
and paper to keep score)
Place the letter tiles in the bag and the
bag in the middle of the table. The players
pick 10 tiles each from the bag and place
their tiles on the table in front of them.
Now the players have 2 minutes to spell as
many and as long words as possible with
their own tiles. Each letter can only be
used once. Use a timer or have someone
checking the time on a watch. The game is
ends when one of the players says he/ she
is finished and says “stop!”
When the time is up (or someone said
“stop!”), each player reads their word(s)
out loud and collects their points. For
each letter used in a word you get 1 point.
Write the points down on a piece of
paper. The player who collects the most
points wins the game. If two or more
players have the same amount of points,
the winner is the player who made the
longest word.
Tips
You can play multiple rounds and sum
up the points of each round to find the
winner of the game. After each round, return the letters in the bag and mix them
before starting a new round.
You can also play the game with longer/
shorter amount of time and with more/
fewer letters.
Game 4: PIP!
(2 or more players)
Use: letter tiles and fabric bag
Place the bag with the letter tiles inside in
the middle of the table. Each player takes
out one tile at a time and places it in front
of them. When the players have collected
a few tiles, they try to form a word of
at least 3 letters. Immediately when a
player has succeeded in doing that, he/she
shouts “pip!” (it doesn’t matter whether it
is their turn or not). The player reads out
his word, and if it is correct, places the
letters aside. If the word is not correct,
the player returns one of his letters in
the fabric bag. The player to the left of
the one who shouted “pip!” continues the
game by taking a new tile from the bag,
and so on. The first player to spell 3 different words is the winner.
Tip: You can make the game a bit more
difficult by agreeing that the word(s)
should have at least 4 or 5 letters.
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