Put the children into two teams (A and B).
The teacher has a dictionary and picks a letter. They then pick a word starting with that letter from the dictionary. The teacher reads the meaning, and children in opposite teams compete to guess the word, e.g. ‘this word starts with B and means ‘to construct’ (reads dictionary meaning). The children then have to guess what it is – in this case, “build”.
Move around the circle with children from each team challenging each other. Points can be recorded on the board, and the team with the most points wins.