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Play the “game of the goose” to learn the alphabet.

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What better way to learn than through play?

Create your own “game of the goose”, a fun and educational way of helping children to memorise the letters of the alphabet in block capitals and in script.

You can customise the game to your own educational aims. Children will enjoy making it as much as they love playing it! Get your paper ready!


Print and cut out the pieces of the game

Print out the PDF on white paper and cut out all the pieces.

You can print out several copies if you want to have more “point” tickets or several dice.

Assemble the dice

Once you have cut out the dice, fold all the edges, using a ruler to get clean folds.

Assemble the dice by sticking the tabs to each other.

Prepare the game board and squares

Using your 240g/m² paper, cut out the game board, a rectangle of around 45 x 30 cm.

Then cut out the coloured squares (with 4 cm sides) – you will need to prepare around 40.

You can use several colours for aesthetics but also to define the themes or bonus squares... For example, the option of playing again if a child falls on a green square.

Stick on the squares

Start by sticking on the “Go” square, then define a path with the 40 coloured tiles as far as the “End” box.

Add the letters

For practical reasons, you are advised to write the letters of the alphabet on pieces of white paper (or white stickers) that you will stick onto the boxes.

You can use different types of writing, uppercase and lowercase for example.

Rules of play

You decide the rules of play depending on your aims. Here are some examples.

When a student falls on a “letter” box they can name it, pronounce the sound, find a word beginning with that letter etc.

You can add to the game by adding criteria for each colour box (e.g. common noun/proper noun, feminine/masculine, themes, animals/geography etc.

 Adapt the game to your needs and those of your students.

Happy playing!