A great game with a group of younger pupils; works very well with 5 or 6 sounds. Very popular and relatively easy to manage.
- Set out 5 or 6 hoops with a sound inside. If possible, put the sound on a book stand to make them easier to read.
- Set out a line of markers and ask pupils to stand behind the line. Give each pupil a boccia ball.
- Starting at one end and with one pupil, say one of the sounds/letters. Ask the pupil to find the letter with their eyes, point at the letter and then roll their boccia ball into that sound.
- Continue down the line so that each pupil has a turn.
- Ask one pupil to collect all of the boccia balls.
Top tip(s): To ‘maintain order, ask one pupil to collect the balls at the end of each round. Consider giving more confident students a word with that sound, rather than the sound, e.g ‘Roll the ball into the hoop that contains the sound in boat’ (oa).