|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
The web page started with one style of alphabet flash cards
(the playing card style) 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
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 have
- 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 letter.
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 phone #.