Learn the letters of the alphabet in this fun and simple lotto game!
Choose which side of the board you play on and try to be the first player to find all the cards that match the letters, or pictures, on your lotto board.
This game can be played at different levels - picture lotto for young children, then move on to alphabet lotto to help with letter recognition.
The game can be played by up to 5 players and although this game is ideal for children aged 3 years and upwards, even younger children will enjoy being helped to match the pictures.
You can also ask children to find a card with a fish on, or a card with something red on it, or a card with the letter 's', for example. The letter cards can be used to spell out words too, so there are many opportunities for extra play value.
To play - each player takes a lotto board, and players must decide whether they all play with the letter or picture sides of the boards. All the letter or picture cards are placed face down on the table, and players take it in turns to pick up one of the cards, which they show the other players. If the card matches one of the pictures or letters on their lotto board, they cover it with the card. If not, the card is returned, face down, to the table. The winner is the first player to cover all the spaces on their lotto board.
There are 4 versions of the game; players can choose to match picture cards to the picture lotto boards, or letter cards to the letter lotto boards. Or, to make it slightly harder, they can try to match the picture cards to the corresponding letter boards, or match letter cards to the corresponding picture boards.