Word Raffle



In a world full of language explosions, this identifying game is perfect for exploring and discovering all the new things that surround us in our everyday life. Let’s practice using our words and making new letter sounds through our discovery.


  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Jar, or anything to hold image cards (an empty cup)
  • Tray or basket to hold the work


  • Print these image cards and cut them out; fold them in half or quarters and place them in the jar.
  • Put the jar on a tray or basket and place on a shelf where your child can have easy access to it
  • For the game portion, have your child shake the jar or bag and then pull one of the image cards out
  • Practice naming the object and if your child is beginning to show interest in letter sounds, try sounding out the syllables to the corresponding word
  • Give a little shake to your jar, pick again, and repeat until there are no more cards left.



If you do not have a printer, you can use discarded magazines or newspapers and choose images to cut out. Add more or switch image cards once you feel your child has mastered the first set.


Extension -Scavenger Hunt!

As an extension to this shelf work, use the same “raffle” method and cards you have already cut out to pick out an image card. This time after identifying it, as a family or sibling duo, try looking for these items around your house!