| This web page came about when I
was trying to make another game for Alpha Playing Cards
called "Say N Take". "Say N Take" is a
simple letter recognition game that I got the idea for after
watching a video of my oldest daughter Kristen (now married)
when she was about 3. I would place down the magnetic
letters from refrigerator on a table and say "can you
find me a _" and she would pick it up or she would say
a letter and pick it up and show me. I decided to try and
adapt that idea to Alpha Playing Cards. However, I found
that this game worked better with a deck of flash cards then
with the Alpha Playing Cards, so I decided to make a web
page with the game "Say N Take" and a free
printable version of flash cards on it instead.
The web page started with one style of alphabet flash
cards (the double letter print) and the game "Say N
Take". I started getting requests for a single letter
style card and a cursive style too. So I added that to the
web page. I also got e-mails with other game ideas that can
be played with the cards and I added them (If you have any
let me know and I add them too).
I hope you enjoy the flash cards and the games for them.
Select a card style (there are
four to choose from) and then print them out.
I suggest you use card stock if you have it.
Less confusing, but can come out upside down
Set up like a Playing Card. This style is easier to
play games with.
|If you want a design on the back of
your cards, carefully reload the 6 sheets of paper
back in your printer. This is going to take a little
thought so that everything lines up properly. Then
click on the back (to the right) and print. It is
probably best to do one sheet at time and check to
make sure everything lines up. If you don't want a
design on the back of the cards skip down
Back of Cards
After you done printing, cut out the cards and shuffle them
up. Now you can go to the games below and read the
instructions and start playing the games. Enjoy and come
back anytime you need more cards.
Say N Take
A letter recognition game for 1 or more players.
The rules for
this game are quite simple.
- Shuffle up the cards and
then place down any number of cards from 1 to 10 or more
face up. The more cards on the table the easier the game
- Players take turns.
- What a player must do is
say the name of one of the letters on the cards. If the
players says the letter correctly on one of the cards
they get to pick up that card and keep it.
- After a player takes a
card, place down another card from the deck to keep the
card count on the table constant.
- Keep playing until all of
the cards are gone.
- This game is not designed
to really have a winner, it should be played just to
- Other variations that can
be played are: say the sound of the letter or say a word
that starts with the letter.
- To keep the game fun
remember to make a big deal when someone gets the letter
correct and be helpful when they are not sure of a
Print up two sets of flash
cards, deal out each player 5 or 7 cards, have them play
just like 'Go Fish'...'Do you have any A's' and so
on....player with most matches wins...variation on this
would be to ask for the opposite of what you have in your
hand....ex: if you have a capital 'A' then you would ask for
a lower case/little 'a'...and so on...
From R. Cooper in Conyers, GA
Forgot how to play go fish?
Here is a link to a website with the rules. www.pagat.com/quartet/gofish.html
From L. Stookey, Mims, FL
My 3 1/2 yr old
likes to play the alphabet puzzle. I shuffle the cards well
and place them face up on the floor or table. She then
places the cards in the correct order, saying a word that
starts with each letter (she has to find a new word each
time). We use both upper and lower case letters with the
game and have upgraded it to include both print and cursive
letters. This can also be used with numbers to learn their