Have you seen our giant collection of phonics printables? Today I’m adding a new set of games to teach children long vowel sounds.
It’s another game in my series of colorful, no prep games! So far we’ve shared
It’s time for Roll a Long Vowel!
(Oops – I didn’t change the name of this game from my Short Vowel template before the I printed and took a picture. It’s correct in the download. 🙂
My Five loves these games. They’re so simple and fun to play – plus they’re quick!
I love them because they pack a lot of learning into a little bit of time.
How to play
1. Print the game board of your choice (there are 26 to choose from!).
2. Grab a die and playing pieces.
3. Take turns rolling the die. Then check the key at the top of the page, and move to the closest picture with that vowel sound.
4. Whoever gets to the last space first, wins!
What I really love about these is that my son has to say the name of every picture he passes. For example, if he’s moving from Start toward the long o sound in the game above, he has to think about “whale” first.
“Whale. Whaaaale. No. Hoe. Yes!”
This game really helped him think about long vowel sounds, which was exactly my goal. Now that he reads short vowel words well, it’s time to move into long vowel patterns. So stay tuned for long vowel reading games – coming soon!
We’ve got loads of free reading games!
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