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Alphabet

26 Pebbles
A game for 1 or more players

You're a rock with 26 pebbles. It's your job to name them.

Using the 26 letters of the alphabet, think of a name for each pebble. Each one should start with a different letter of the alphabet so that you end up with a list of 26 different names. Some letters, like X and Y, are really tough so we'll get you started. Xavier, Yogi, Yshande.

A.B. Duck
A game for 2 or more players

Describe the duck, but in alphabetical order.

Have you ever watched Between the Lions on TV and seen a green duck? He's often there, in the background, or playing bass in the band.

But what do we know about him? Not much! Now's your chance to describe that duck...

To play, one person starts by make up something about the green duck, "The green duck is a..."

That something has to start with the letter A.

So, they may say, "The green duck is amusing."

The next person does the same thing but instead of using a word that begins with A, they use one beginning with B.

So, they may say, "The green duck is brilliant."

Then the next person uses C, and so on.

To add to the fun, you can clap in sync with the words.

A.B. Rhinocerous
A game for 2 or more players

Those chatty rhinos need your help getting through the alphabet.

To play, one person starts by making up a sentence about Rhinos that begins with the letter A.

For example, "A rhinoceros usually eats grass."

The next person now has to respond to this by making up another sentence that begins with the letter B and connects to the first person's sentence, like "But some rhinos eat bird seed."

The next person again responds with a sentence. This time it must start with the letter C, like "Check out those two hungry rhinos, they're playing Go Fish!"

Keep going until you've made up an entire story about rhinos, with each sentence starting with successive letters of the alphabet, A to Z.

Dino Dictionary
A game for 1 or more players

Make your own A-Z dictionary with pictures for your text.

To play, take a blank notebook that has at least 26 pages.

Find magazine pictures for every letter of the alphabet and paste then in alphabetical order in the notebook.

For example, your dictionary may start with a picture of an apple on page one, a bug on page two, a chair on page three.

Make one with the whole alphabet.

You can also put more than one picture on each letter's page.

Environmental ABCs
A game for one or more players

Find everything in the room that begins with the letter a, b, c...

Look around and find objects that begin with each letter of the alphabet. Starting with A, everybody take turns finding things that begin with the letter A, like maybe an air conditioner, or an apple, or even Al Roker (if he happens to be visiting). When no one can find any more A words, move on to B, and so on.

The Lost Rock Diaries
A game for 2 or more players

Rock and roll around the world with the rock that Leona calls Larry.

To play, one person starts by saying:

"Larry the lost rock, fell out of the dictionary. He went on a trip and rocked and rolled around the world. In his suitcase he packed ____."

The blank must be filled in with a word that begins with the letter A, like Axle.

The next person must repeat the first sentence - "In his suitcase he packed an Axle" - and then add a word that begins with the letter B. So the second player's sentence might be "In his suitcase he packed an Axle and a Bucket."

By the end you have to remember that in his suitcase he packed an Axle, a Bucket, a Coat, a Dumbbell, an Envelope, and so on. A player is out when it's their turn but they forget what he's already packed.

Travel Duck
A game for 2 or more players

Follow the duck trail while practicing the alphabet.

To play, one person starts with the letter A and says a name and a spouse's name, a state or city they live in and something they raise all starting with the letter A.

For example: "My name is Amanda, my husband is Albert, we live in Arizona and we raise Anteaters."

The next person starts with the letter B and does the same thing.

Go through as many letters of the alphabet as you can.

What's in Store
A game for 1 or more players

Dr. Nitwhite thinks he's found the only store front signs containing each letter of the alphabet. But we know better!

To play, find store front signs in your town, or at the mall, that contain each letter of the alphabet.

The trick is to go through the alphabet in order, so your first sign has to have the letter A in it, the next sign B, the next sign C.

You can also find more than one letter in a sign, so long as you move through the alphabet in order.

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