Have you seen my free spelling games? I’m adding another one!
I’m on a mission to create a free spelling game for each list in the Within Word Pattern of spelling. (Did I just lose you there? Check out this post if you want to know more.)
We’re starting with short and long vowel contrasts and will move into more challenging spelling patterns that are within words.
Today: short and long e dominoes!
The game is very simple. Just cut out the dominoes and divide them up evenly. Then take turns choosing from your pile to set down a domino. It has to connect to another one with the same spelling pattern.
You’ll find three spelling patterns in the game:
short e (vest, mend, etc.)
long e spelled -e (he, she, be, etc.)
long e spelled ee (speed, peek, etc.)
Are you thinking that this sounds more like a reading game than a spelling game? It’s both. What makes it a spelling game is that your child really needs to notice and think about those spelling patterns before placing a domino. If you’re looking for a spelling game that will have your child actually write the words, check out some of my games for any word list on my spelling resource page.
Check out the rest of our spelling games in this series!
- Game 1: Snake Race (short a, a-e)
- Game 2: Rainy Day Spelling (short a, a-e, ai)
- Game 3: Train Game (a-e, ai, ay)
- Game 4: Short & Long e Dominoes (short e, -e, -ee)
Get your free printable dominoes!
OUR VERY FAVORITE PRINTABLE SPELLING GAMES
If you’re looking for printable games that you can use with any word list, we highly recommend this collection from This Reading Mama. Many of the games are editable! Purchase below using my affiliate link.