Have a conversation where each sentence begins with the next letter of the alphabet. This may seem difficult at first, but improves with practice. If you get stuck, you can also use sounds to start a sentence, for example ‘Mmmm’ or ‘tut-tut’. Here is an example:

A: Anyone seen my cat?
B: Black one, with funny eyes?
A: Can’t say I remember.
B: Don’t tell me you’ve forgotten what it looks like?
A: Every cat looks the same to me.
B: Fortunately, I found one yesterday
A: Gee, that’s great!

  • You could also try beginning somewhere in the middle of the alphabet. Then when you reach ‘Z’, return to ‘A’ until you arrive back where you started
  • Try setting the scene or location before you start
  • It’s great for car journeys too!

 

Learning Objectives: To develop verbal improvisation skills
To practice the alphabet
Age Group: 8+
Participants: Pairs or small groups
Recommended time for activity: 10-20 minutes
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